Join a professional tour guide for a leisurely stroll in the historic French Quarter. Discover the Free People of Color’s world and their role in the growth and development of the City of New Orleans.
Did you know that in 1840, more than 19,000 Free People of Color lived in the City of New Orleans? The Free People of Color, known as the Gens de Couleur Libres, were African, Creoles of Color, and persons of mied race African, European and Native American ancestry. The Free People of Color were artisans, business owners, craftsmen, educators, inventors, musicians, and plantation owners whose legacy lives on in the music, cuisine, and culture of New Orleans.
- Jackson Square
- Washington Artillery Park
- Pirate’s Alley
- Sister Henriette DeLille Commemorative Site
- Ursuline Convent
- Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau’s Creole Cottage and Grave
- Congo Square
- Louis Armstrong Park
- St. Louis Cemetery #1
- Basin Street Station