Native Tours

TOUR #1    Storyville Baby Doll Walking Tour  

Join Gumbo Marie on this uniquely intriguing walk through parts of what was once the most notorious red-light district in the country. Learn who the Baby Dolls were and how the iconic cultural tradition was born ca. 1912 in “Back O’Town.”  Hear stories of Black Storyville, wealthy madames, the history of Jazz and secondlines during Jim Crow era New Orleans, the birth of the baby dolls Mardi Gras tradition, Jelly Roll Morton’s other profession, and grab a refreshing cocktail at a still standing brothel of yesteryear! Departs at front of Basin St Station promptly at 1pm Tuesdays. *Private tours available upon request. This is an adults-only tour

2 hr walking tour. $35.00/pp, $22.00 seniors/students Book NOW!


welcoming visitors in Congo Square

Gumbo Marie welcoming guests at Congo Square!

Tour #2 French Quarter walking tour with a Native

Enjoy a stroll with New Orleans native, local historian Dianne Gumbo Marie Honore’ through the charming French Quarter. See the sights and enjoy in-depth accounts of the people who made New Orleans. Monday’s beginning promptly at 1pm leaving from the fountain in Dutch Alley at the French Market. Adults $28.00, Seniors and 7-17yrs $15.00
*Private bookings available upon request


TOUR #3   A History of Women in New Orleans

This walking tour through the French Quarter explores the lives, women history bookcontributions and legacies left by women throughout Louisiana’s history. Originally offered by author Mary Gehman this tour is sure to intrigue! It is based on her book “Women and New Orleans: A History.” The women of Louisiana have made many important contributions to our cultural development and have left footprints of their work in historic preservation, education, religion, and the arts.

2hr walking tour. $28.00/pp, $15.00 seniors/students

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Tour #4 Unheard Voices of the German Coast:

Destrehan Plantation Tour

This is a one-of-a-kind plantation tour given by Dianne Honoré descendant of the Destrehan family. You will be taken by bus from New Orleans to Destrehan Plantation, the oldest standing plantation in the lower Mississippi Valley. Built in 1787, Destrehan was a “working” plantation where the Creole system of slavery was implemented by then owner Jean Nöel Destrehan. Learn all about this mansion built by enslaved Charles Paquet who later bought his freedom with money from the sale of land that his father left him. You will meet Afro-Creole enslaved Marguerite, Creole Sugar Baron Jean Nöel, Lydia who died of yellow fever in 1853, Zelia who at 15 married a 46 year old Stephen Henderson, and a host of other inhabitants. Get a detailed view of the architecture and accurate account of life in early Louisiana, the hardships, celebrations, music, slavery, religion and foodways.

This is a well-balanced accurate historical interpretation offered nowhere else on the River Road at any other plantation. It was first presented with rave reviews by local media in 2012.

You can take the bus with us or simply meet at Destrehan Plantation where your guide will greet you.

Destrehan Plantation

With bus ride: $59.00/per person  Without bus ride: $32.00/per person

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