Looking for Louis: In Search of Satchmo's Lost New Orleans

    Kristin fouquet author cropped
    31 Jul 2016
    Clock 20min      Length1mi
    5 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and also the hometown to one of its most influential figures, Louis Armstrong. Louis, also known as Satchmo, became an ambassador of jazz to the world. His career spanned five decades over many diverse eras of jazz. Join me on a stroll of where it all began in his old stomping ground, the neighborhood that was known as Back of Town.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Eagle Saloon New Orleans, Little Gem Saloon New Orleans

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    We begin at Holiday Inn New Orleans- Downtown Superdome Hotel located at 330 Loyola Avenue. If on foot, simply walk to Loyola Ave. and find the hotel between Gravier and Perdido Streets. The Loyola Avenue Streetcar also stops near the hotel. If driving, the hotel has a parking lot or you will find many in the vicinity. If parking on the street at a meter, check times and fees.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Holiday Streetcar Restaurant, The Clarinet, The Original Italian Pie, Little Gem Saloon

    Best time of day:

    Morning, afternoon, or early evening


    Keep an eye on your belongings and be aware of your surroundings.


    Plus Write a comment


    Great story about how Louie Armstrong started his life and career. Unfortunately most of the historic buildings are gone so you are walking a loop around parking lots and modern office buildings except for three or four buildings that survived ill advised urban renewal in the 1960s.

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 5 months ago

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