Tulane anthropology students and their professor on a field trip around the French Quarter, New Orleans

Contrary to popular belief, the French Quarter wasn’t founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in order for visitors to have a place to drink Huge Ass Beers in the streets, although that seems to have been an unintended consequence of his accomplishment.

Booze and Bourbon Street will undoubtedly always remain a big part of the Quarter’s attraction for many. But for those looking for a little deeper historical perspective, the Friends of the Cabildo offers guided Vieux Carré walking tours. The two-hour tours are given twice daily, six days a week.



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