What you'll learn!
... about the French Quarter's unique colonial architecture and why it's still here!
... about all of the groups that have contributed to the city's fascinating legacy enabling it to be like no other city in America for over 300 years!
... about the origins of New Orleans' deep musical and culinary traditions!
... about the geography of America's lowest and flattest city that has leant to it a truly uncommon form and from which its unique culture arises!
"Melanie’s tour was exactly what our trip to New Orleans needed! It was an unseasonably blustery day, but there Melanie was in her promised Mardi Gras necklace, with a warm, welcoming smile on her face. She took us from the banks of the Mississippi through the Quarter to the historic Treme neighborhood, literally walking us through the multifaceted history of this colorful city. She taught us how the American Indians, French, enslaved West Africans, Spanish, Haitians, and Americans all shaped this historic city, still much preserved in the houses and buildings of the Quarter. Melanie’s knowledge and insight as both a history teacher and a lifelong native (first of the bayou, now of the Quarter) are as extensive as they are unique." 2023 guest
Tammy, Louisiana Guest
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About Boulet Walking Tours LLC
Tour by a local!
I grew up on the back deck of my father’s shrimp boat in southeast Louisiana where I was immersed in Cajun history and culture. For me, New Orleans was the BIG city and I ended up spending most of my 30+year teaching career there, always taking my students to find history outside the classroom walls. I've won several teaching awards over the years, including the Jewish Community Center's Holocaust Teacher of the Year in 2019 and Gilder-Lehrman’s Louisiana History Teacher...