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New Orleans: Jazz, History and Art from Armstrong Park

Join a local guide as this tour explorers jazz music's history, art and architecture within New Orleans’ iconic Armstrong Park
New Orleans, United States
Duration
Duration
2 Hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
11am to 1pm or 2pm to 4pm
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Easy
Meals
Meals
Not included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
New Orleans

What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Explore the art, history and architecture of Louis Armstrong Park

  • Commentary from a local guide

  • Discover how the great music genre of jazz began

  • Hear how Louis Armstrong, or “Satchmo,” got his start

  • Learn about the history of Congo Square

  • Chance to hear some jazz being played by one of New Orleans’ famous street performers

What to Expect

Join this exploration of jazz music's history, art and architecture within New Orleans’ Armstrong Park.

 

Located in the Treme neighborhood, Armstrong Park is named after one of the most famous jazz musicians in the world and one of New Orleans’ most beloved sons - Louis Armstrong.

 

Starting underneath the park’s famed lighted arched entrance, explore the area originally known as Congo Square – one of the first locations in the city where enslaved people and free people of color were allowed to gather and socialize.

 

You’ll hear about jazz’s origins, resulting from a rich mix of cultures in a single city, which combined West African and Caribbean sounds with European musical influences – creating this uniquely American artform.

 

There’s always a chance of hearing some live jazz from one of New Orleans’ street performers or local musical groups as your guide leads you through the park, so keep your fingers crossed!

 

Whatever your musical interests, you’ll end this tour with a new appreciation for American music, New Orleans’ famous residents and the art and sounds of jazz.

 

Departure info

This tour will meet at the entrance to Louis Armstrong Park, under the archway - 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, tips and gratuities are expected to be paid towards your guide.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • As of January 3, 2022, the City of New Orleans has mandated proof of 1 dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours for all indoor dining for everyone ages 5+.  While proof of vaccination is not required to attend this tour, all guests without this documentation please contact The Supplier at least 48 hours in advance (or as soon as you book the tour) and inform your guide upon check-in. For more information on this mandate, please follow this link: ready.nola.gov/restrictions

  • This tour runs rain or shine, please dress appropriately for the weather.

  • This tour is for adults aged 21+


Cancellation Policy:

  • This tour requires 24-hours notice of cancellation or rescheduling of a tour

  • If you cancel your tour less than 24-hours before your tour, The Supplier will not be able to issue a refund


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