Beyond the French Quarter

    New orleans streetcar tour
    Katarina 200x200
    28 Jan 2016
    Clock 15min      Length7mi
    17 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Take the historic streetcar into the neighborhoods of New Orleans - beyond the French Quarter. Come along to discover the flavor of the Warehouse District, the Irish Channel, the Lower Garden District, and Uptown. Check out national museums, historic graveyards, southern Gothic mansions, and fabulous local haunts. Most of all -- check out the local, off the beaten path New Orleans.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    National WWII Museum, Commander's Palace, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Lafayette Cemetery no 1

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Canal Street in front of the tourist office at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue. Stand in the middle of the neutral ground. There are several streetcar tracks running in various directions. If you are staying in the French Quarter, it is no more than a ten minute walk from wherever you are. If you are not, take a cab or Uber to this location.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    World War II Museum, Ogden Museum, Commander's Palace, Lafayette Cemetery No 1, Coquette, Basin, The Bulldog, The Balcony, Fleurty Girl, Magazine Street Antique Mall, Blue Cypress Books, Live Oak Cafe, Oak, The Magnolia Grill, Rum House

    Best time of day:

    Begin in the morning so that you can return to the French Quarter in the afternoon.


    During the day, this area is well traveled. Never leave any belonging unattended on public transportation. During the summer, be sure to wear sunblock. Restroom facilities can be found at fast food locations or in pharmacies along the route.


    Plus Write a comment


    There is A LOT of down time in this long tour. Would rather hear about sights than hear narrator singing. I’m disappointed that I didn’t take a real tour because I feel that I learned very little and wasted precious, limited time in New Orleans.

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago
    Katarina 200x200   

    Since music is so much a part of the fabric of New Orleans culture, the musical interludes were added during times when the tour pauses to offer listeners a chance to have self guided, hands on exploration. It can be skipped over during those times in case you do not wish to listen to it. Thanks for visiting our city, and I wish you continued safe travels.

    Katarina Route Creator , over 2 years ago

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