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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Event Details

  • Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 08/28/2014 to 10/31/2014

    Location: French Quarter Visitor Center, New Orleans | Map Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: French Quarter Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 504-589-2636 ext. 1

It all began with the Mississippi River. Take an hour-long stroll along the Mississippi River levee for an overview of New Orleans history. Walk ends on the levee across from Jackson Square. 

25 free tickets are distributed at 9:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis at the French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans. Each person wanting a ticket must pick up their own ticket. No reservations.

The visitor center is closed on federal holidays and on Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 17, in 2015). Note that on Saturday, September 6, the usual riverfront history stroll will be replaced by a day of special programs; click here to learn more.