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The History of Uptown New Orleans

The historic Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, a favorite for both visitors and locals, was originally countryside full of large sugar plantations lined up along the Mississippi River. Sugar plantations needed to have easy access to the market in order to ship out...

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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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Festival Weekend: White Linen & Satchmo

The first weekend in August means two things in New Orleans: the end of summer is in sight and we're being rewarded with the winning combination of Whitney White Linen Night and Satchmo Summerfest, two of the best summertime festivals here in the Crescent City. White...

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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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