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The Women of New Orleans Walking Tour: Legacies of the Big Easy

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  • Learn the rich history of New Orleans’ female influencers
  • Walking tour through the French Quarter
  • Licensed local guide
The Women of New Orleans Walking Tour: Legacies of the Big Easy
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The Women of New Orleans Walking Tour: Legacies of the Big Easy
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New Orleans’ colorful history is often associated with its male influencers, but women have had plenty of impact, too. On this tour, you’ll explore the hidden history of the women of New Orleans: Native Americans, Ursuline nuns, the ladies of Storyville’s red light district, authors, debutantes, and voodoo priestesses. You’ll learn the history during a stroll through the French Quarter, where the stories will come alive as you walk.
What to Expect
We will beging our WOMEN OF NEW ORLEANS TOUR in front of the famous St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square where we will first talk about the WOMEN in the CENTER of TOWN such as the BARONESS MICAELA PONTALBA, the URSULINES NUNS and of course the WOMEN of the LITERARY ARTS at LE PETIT SALON, authors and more.  
We will stroll casually through the French Quarter and talk about the QUADROON BALLS, where hopeful women would be selected by a rich Creole man and be taken away from poverty, changing hers and her childrens lives forever.  The women were known as PLACAGE or contracted mistresses.
Women of New Orleans will be discussed such as the VOODOO QUEEN, MARIE LAVEAU who helped people with yellow fever through alternative medicine and prayer.  
ELLA BRENNAN, the great restauranteur, who created the huge Brennans Restaurant empire will be part of this tour.  
An incredible fete was won by HENRIETTE DELILLE ,who created the SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY, known as the first African American Nuns.  
Along the route we will speak of the WOMEN of STORYVILLE, not necessarily the most socially accepted "ladies" but nevertheless influential in many ways at the red-light district.  
A woman by the name of MADAME DELPHINE LA LUARIE, the infamous aristocratic Creole woman was known as a slave torturer, many stories repeat regulary of her horrid reputation.
Come enjoy an evening with a local and Licensed Professional Guide as we take you on a journey into our history and incredible past here in the Big Easy!
Reviews (9)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Learned so much- great tour

Took this tour with my daughter on a rainy Saturday evening. Sarah was so enthusiastic and had so much insight into the famous women of New Orleans. We had a wonderful time!More

1  Thank iris330
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Women of New Orleans Walking Tour! Nothing is quite like the French Quarter on a rainy night. We are so glad that you enjoyed the stories about all the amazing women of New Orleans. Thank...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Learn of the villains and vixans of New Orleans!

Karen provided a great tour! And her visual aids (including real photos of the ladies of storyville) on her ipad added a wonderful addition. Do not forget to get a Miss Kitty at the hotel attached to the home of the (supposed) last madam.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Megan C
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the Women of New Orleans Walking Tour! Karen has such a passion for the subject of women's history through the lens of New Orleans. We are so happy you felt this tour was informative and fun. Glad to hear you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018
A Must for Visitors and New Orleanians Alike!

I took the Women of New Orleans Walking Tour led by Sarah and it's not an exaggeration to say that I've talked about it nonstop ever since. I've lived in New Orleans for almost a decade and I still learned new parts of the city's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jessikaengland
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love taking locals around because there is always something new to learn about your city! Sarah loves talking about the city of New Orleans and especially all of the amazing women that helped shape the city. It means a lot to us that you...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Fabulous Night! Bravo Chad!

One of the best tours I did in NOLA, the content was amazing - there are so many amazing women that lived in New Orleans, and cudos to these guys for bringing them to life! I had done a few tours before this one but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kylie H
Reviewed 27 June 2018
Wonderful Tour! Chad’s the Best!!

This was a great French Quarter tour with an emphasis on the amazing women that have shaped the area. My daughter ended up having a private tour with Chad and it was the best experience. Chad is a perfect guide... super friendly, unbelievably knowledgeable on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeanne732
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