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Family Fun at Mardi Gras World

Anyone who has been to a Mardi Gras parade knows that a lot of work goes into making those incredible floats. But did you know you can go and see how the floats are made for yourself? Mardi Gras World is a wonderful family friendly activity where visitors are given a...

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The Rolling Pin Bed

When you take a visit to Oak Alley Plantation, be sure you take a close look at the beds in the upstairs bedrooms. If you do, you're sure to spot the rolling pin bed, one of the most ingenious pieces of furniture in the antebellum South. Rolling pin beds were all the...

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Evangeline: An Acadian Odyssey

Many people know that Louisiana's long history of French culture comes in part from the Acadians who fled to the area during the Great Upheaval, or 'Le Grand Dérangement', during the mid 18th century. The story of the Great Upheaval is perhaps best remembered through...

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Sun Oak House

The historic Sun Oak home can be found in the Faubourg Marigny, former site of the plantation of Bernard de Marigny. The site's first structure was a brick-between-post cottage built by Constance Rixner Bouligny, a free woman of color who purchased the property in...

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Bastille Day 2013

Bastille Day is the French celebration of Independence, and here in New Orleans, the most French city in the U.S., we're celebrating all weekend long! Even certain iconic elements of New Orleans that weren't originally French have been taken over by this heritage! One...

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Farewell to our Post Katrina Tour

After almost eight years of offering our Post Katrina Tour, the time has come to make it available only as a special or private tour. Although we have had many visitors learn about the full scope of Hurricane Katrina's devastation and impact on the city, we are now at...

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We’ve Got a New Tour!

We are pleased to announce our newest tour, the Literary History French Quarter Walking Tour! This two and a half hour walking tour of the French Quarter expores the literary history of the city and covers all seven of the Literary Landmarks found in New Orleans,...

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Creole Tomato Festival

Here in Louisiana, we not only love our food, but we really appreciate it--we even have an entire festival dedicated to just our tomatoes! The Creole Tomato Festival is a celebration of our farmers, produce, and  our uniquely cultural cuisine, all of which are...

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