My Ninth Ward

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Tour Number

Activity Level

334826


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

She's a free spirit. She's on the wrong side of the tracks. She has some friends you should meet.


This driving/walking tour is my personal favorite. It was one of my first, and it includes my own neighborhood, the ever-changing, always appealing Bywater.

We start at Crescent Park, on the levee of the Mississippi river just below the French Quarter. The view is unparalleled. Bring your camera!

Then, on to lunch--choose between Elizabeth's or The Joint, (both Zagat rated and very popular with locals), while we go over the rest of our itinerary, which will include sights in the Ninth Ward and Lower Ninth Ward, including the St. Claude Avenue corridor (the new downtown "Main Street"), the St. Roch Cemetery, sites related to Katrina and much more. . . this is the kind of tour that can only be enjoyed as a private tour. . larger tours are not allowed in some of the areas we will visit. . . it is well worth the trip. I will return you to your downtown hotel at the end of the tour.

Itinerary

Crescent Park
Elizabeth's or The Joint
Bywater/Downtown Main Street
St. Roch Cemetery
Musicians' Village
Holy Cross Neighborhood, including the "steamboat houses"
Industrial Canal Levee Marker (Site of Katrina Breech)
Make it Right Nine (an outdoor exhibit about the neighborhood, Katrina, and the recovery)
The House of Dance and Feathers (if available-you have to see this one for yourself--it will restore your heart)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your downtown hotel or other accommodations

End location: Back to the starting point in my private car

Duration: 3 hours

Weather may affect tour duration.

Transportation

Private Car: My immaculate, roomy, super comfortable 2015 Ford Flex Limited touring car, seats 7 adults.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 USD - Lunch is on the tour, but not included in the tour price.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch
Optional Donation to "House of Dance and Feathers", if visited (subject to availability)

A Recent Review of this tour

Stephen was clear with his upfront coordination. He made the most of our time together giving us a thoughtful and comprehensive experience in a culturally important, fascinating part of New Orleans. We began looking across the Mississippi at the levee high point and made our way through the neighborhoods of the Ninth Ward. We met locals, ate well and learned a tremendous amount in a short time. We could not have had this experience without Stephen! Deborah Bowker and Bill Henderson
Deborah Bowker

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