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4333 Euphrosine StreetNew Orleans, La70125

New Orleans Tours Enterprises History of Slavery

This tour focuses on slavery in New Orleans and its impact on enslaved souls

$25.00 1.5 Hours on Saturdays and Sundays

About This Experience

This thoroughly researched tour will offer the unique history slavery in New Orleans. Today, New Orleans is known as “the city that care forgot” for its “Laissez les bons temps rouler” (Let the good times roll). However, the Crescent City has a forgotten history that has shaped New Orleans into the metropolitan you see today. In 2018, New Orleans will celebrate its 300th birthday and founding by Bienville. What many people have forgotten about the Big Easy is that for 150 years of its 300 year history, New Orleans was a town intimately involved in slavery

Please meet on the levee at the Moon Landrieu Moonwalk marker directly in front of Washington Artillery Park (768 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116), at least 10 minutes prior to tour time. Refunds are not applicable to tours cancelled within 24 hours of the tour time

pick up location

Learn about slavery under the French, Spanish, and American periods of New Orleans history, and how important slavery was from transforming New Orleans from a far flung French colonial outpost to the largest slave market in the United States. A little over a mile of walking covers key New Orleans slave sites, the enslaved souls that built New Orleans, and some of the soul dealers that traded enslaved people.