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New Orleans True Crime Tour of the French Quarter

New Orleans True Crime Tour of the French Quarter
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$25
Duration: 2 hours
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It’s murder, mafia, sex, and all that jazz in New Orleans as you join your guide on a fascinating walk through a 300-year ongoing criminal conspiracy on the banks of the Mississippi River! These are the less-told but true tales of the French Quarter! This tour is small-group, adults only, and incredibly fun!

On this two-hour walking tour of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood, your guide will introduce you to the mobsters, madams, madmen, murderers, and misfits who made New Orleans one of the most interesting cities in America.
Meet in Jackson Square and begin your journey into the more salacious history of this undisciplined town. Your guide will help you imagine Storyville, the legendary red-light district that beckoned visitors between 1897 and 1917. You may hear tales of Gov. Huey P. Long, “The Kingfish,” who, before he was assassinated, set the bar for corruption and charisma that Louisiana politicians still aspire to today. Your guide may tell you about the public executions that were one of the city's earliest forms of entertainment, or about gangs along the waterfront, or serial killers with a fondness for jazz. From its establishment as place for France to dump all her undesirables, to a young man named Lee Harvey Oswald who called New Orleans home, New Orleans has never been short on good stories!
Far from being just another “scandals” tour, this journey through the seamier side of New Orleans history will astound you with the overwhelming number of times criminal acts have been a part of the day-to-day operations of this unique old city. You will leave wanting to know even more about how we have managed to live – and thrive- in a state of corruption for three centuries.

It’s murder, mafia, sex, and all that jazz in New Orleans as you join your guide on a fascinating walk through a 300-year ongoing criminal conspiracy on the banks of the Mississippi River! These are the less-told but true tales of the French Quarter! This tour is small-group, adults only, and incredibly fun!