Treme Jazz & History Tour

Snacks, sounds, and Southern history!

Quick Details

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Capacity: Minimum of 2 guests | Call if less than 48 hours notice
  • Included: Transportation, guided activities and a trip leader
  • Where to meet: Pick up and Drop off in New Orleans, LA

About the Treme Jazz & History Tour

Tour the historic Treme neighborhood and learn about the African roots that built the Creole culture New Orleans is known for today. See famous sights like Congo Square and St. Augustine Church, and learn about all the musicians who started out here.

Enjoy a Creole or Cajun lunch and take a trip to the Whitney Plantation, a beautiful property converted into a memorial to the slave trade and plantation life.

What’s Included

  • Guided two-hour walking tour of the historic Treme neighborhood (Driving tour available for an additional $40 per person; call for booking)
  • Guided one and a half-hour walking tour of Whitney Plantation
  • Local trip leader who provides attentive service and expert insights throughout the day
  • Convenient personal pick-up/drop-off and transportation between all activities


9 a.m. – Your trip leader will pick you up and bring you to Armstrong Park to begin touring the famous Treme neighborhood, where cultures from multiple continents blended to form the music and art that define New Orleans today.

9:30 a.m. – Our local historian tour guide takes you on a walking tour of the most beautiful and historic parts of the Treme neighborhood, including Congo Square and St.Augustine Church. You can also choose to take a driving tour and see more of the surrounding neighborhoods!

11:30 a.m. – Our driver takes you to Willie Mae’s, where you can feast on fried chicken and butterbeans, or Lil Dizzy’s, where you can try their famous trout Bacquet. If that’s a little too heavy for your taste, we can go to B&C Seafood for locally caught seafood up near Whitney Plantation. Snack on alligator bites, frog legs, or chow down on a soft-shell crab po’ boy. It is a 45-minute drive to B&C/Whitney Plantation from New Orleans.

2:00 p.m. – Take a tour of the beautiful Whitney Plantation, located along the Mississippi on historic River Road and originally founded in 1752. After 16 years and $8 million worth of renovations, Whitney reopened its gates in 2014. It is the only museum in America dedicated to telling the story of the African slave trade and what life was like for the people who worked on these plantations. It is a beautiful property and an important educational experience for anyone interested in the history of Louisiana.

3:30 – Our driver takes you back to your hotel, another 45-60-minute drive, answering any questions you have and providing advice for the rest of your time here in New Orleans.

4:30 – Drop-off