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New Orleans off the beaten path

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New Orleans off the beaten path
Beyond the French Quarter lie some of New Orlean's most fascinating sights. Go back in time to the Antebellum South on a plantation tour or visit the home of French Impressionist, Edgar Degas.
Good for: Families, Groups, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Chalmette National Historical Park
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Chalmette National Historical Park

Good news from Chalmette Battlefield----it's now open. It's one of the six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and although... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Frenchmen Street
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Frenchmen Street
Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour
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Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour

Once Home to the French Impressionist Edgar Degas, the Degas House Historic Home, Courtyard & Inn is a master-piece of history and hospitality. It is the only home or studio of Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public beautifully restored and located on majestic Esplanade Avenue just eleven blocks from the famous French quarter. Extensive collection of Degas' reproductions... More

Once Home to the French Impressionist Edgar Degas, the Degas House Historic Home, Courtyard & Inn is a master-piece of history and hospitality. It is the only home or studio of Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public beautifully restored and located on majestic Esplanade Avenue just eleven blocks from the famous French quarter. Extensive collection of Degas' reproductions are available by appointment, and our gift shop offers high quality remembrances of your visit. If a wedding or special event is in your plans, our lovely courtyard and grand parlors will provide the perfect setting for unique and treasured memories for guests and families. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ninth Ward Rebirth Bike Tours
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Ninth Ward Rebirth Bike Tours

Bike through the little seen parts of New Orleans with us and take a ride through the rebirth of a historical neighborhood. See not only the damage from Hurrican Katrina, but the uplifting rebuilding; and more importantly, why the neighborhood needed to survive. We'll visit the levee, learn about the musical culture, and meet Ronald Lewis, local historian and curator of the House of... More

Bike through the little seen parts of New Orleans with us and take a ride through the rebirth of a historical neighborhood. See not only the damage from Hurrican Katrina, but the uplifting rebuilding; and more importantly, why the neighborhood needed to survive. We'll visit the levee, learn about the musical culture, and meet Ronald Lewis, local historian and curator of the House of Dance and Feathers. Definitely an unforgettable day. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Old New Orleans Rum Distillery
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Old New Orleans Rum Distillery

Celebration Distillery, located in the Gentilly area of New Orleans, is the Oldest Premium Rum Distillery in US and the only in Louisiana. Tours Times:Monday-Friday at 12pm, 2pm & 4pmSaturdays at 2pm & 4pm. The cost is $10/person. Call to book complimentary transportation from the French Quarter Monday-Friday.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Tours by Isabelle
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Tours by Isabelle

Tours By Isabelle is the oldest locally owned and family run New Orleans tour company, providing first class, small scale, personalized service since 1979! Experienced and knowledgeable Driver-Guides on board comfortable, top of the line 13 passenger vans enthusiastically will make you fall in love with Louisiana!

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Cajun Encounters
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Cajun Encounters

Serving the New Orleans area for 15 years, Cajun Encounters is a local, family owned tour provider. #1 Swamp Tours, Top City/Cemetery Tours, and Plantation Tours that show why Nola is a city like no other.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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