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Garden District

Join Free Tours by Foot on our Garden District Tour as we stroll the leafy, magnolia-shaded streets of the Garden District and a city of the dead, Lafayette Cemetery #1. This walking tour is not just mansions and manicured gardens, but stories of legends, tragedy, epidemics, lost causes, movie stars, celebrity chefs, and haunted spirits.
Zeitplan: Daily
Startzeit: 130pm
Sprache der Tour: Englisch
Dauer: 2 Stunden
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Garden District Höhepunkte

  • Colonel Short's Villa
  • Briggs-Staub House
  • Commander's Palace Restaurant
  • Toby's Corner
  • Manning House
  • Brevard-Mahat-Rice House
  • Rosegate
  • Payne-Strachan House
  • Lafayette Cemetery*
  • and much more...

French Quarter Food Tour

Attention Foodies: Our French Quarter Food Tour combines sightseeing with food sampling. Learn about New Orleans unique food identity and much more.
Zeitplan: Wednesdays thru Sundays
Startzeit: 2:00 pm
Sprache der Tour: Englisch
Dauer: 2 hours
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French Quarter Food Tour Höhepunkte

  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Red Beans &Rice
  • Muffulettas
  • Jambalaya
  • Hot sauces
  • Seasonal Gulf Coast Seafood
  • PoBoys
  • crawfish/seafood boil
  • Pralines
  • Beignets

French Quarter

Visit historic New Orleans on this French Quarter Walking Tour. Tour operates on a pay-what-you-like basis, meaning all can enjoy no matter what one's budget
Zeitplan: Thurs - Sun
Startzeit: 10am
Sprache der Tour: Englisch
Dauer: 2 Stunden
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French Quarter Höhepunkte

French Quarter Ghost Tour

Be prepared to be scared on this New Orleans ghost tour by Free Tours by Foot. The French Quarter has rascals both dead and we'll show you them all.
Zeitplan: Daily
Startzeit: 7:30pm
Sprache der Tour: Englisch
Dauer: 1.5 Hours
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French Quarter Ghost Tour Höhepunkte

  • Pirates Alley/Torture
  • The Octoroon Mistress
  • Yellow Fever
  • The Hotel Monteleone
  • Modern True Crime Stories
  • Locations for American Horror Story Coven
  • and much more.

Voodoo Tour

This post provides details for our Voodoo walking tours, including where and when they start, sites that we visit or see, and other related content.
Zeitplan: Thurs - Mon
Startzeit: 10am and 3pm
Sprache der Tour: Englisch
Dauer: 1.5 Hours
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Voodoo Tour Höhepunkte

  • Congo Square
  • Slavery and the Code Noir in colonial New Orleans
  • The Haitian Rebellions
  • Marie Laveau, the “Voodoo Queen of New Orleans” *
  • New Orleans Cemeteries and the Spirits of the Dead
  • Voodoo Dolls, Vevers, and Gris-Gris Bags
  • Saint John’s Eve and other Voodoo holidays
  • Depictions of Voodoo in Hollywood popular culture
  • Depictions of Voodoo in New Orleans culture
  • The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
  • Madame John’s Legacy
  • Voodoo Authentica and other modern temples
  • And much more.

Treme

Treme’ is the oldest continuously occupied black neighborhood in the United States. It is the soul of the city and the keeper of our heritage. Jazz was born here, out of the drumming circles of Congo Square, where enslaved people danced the Calinda and Bamboula while whites watched. Treme’ is the call of Black Indians, […]
Zeitplan: Sat & Sun
Startzeit: 10am
Sprache der Tour: Englisch
Dauer: 2 Stunden
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Treme Höhepunkte

  • New Orleans' role in the American Civil Rights Movement
  • Saint Augustine Church
  • Backstreet Cultural Museum and Skull and Bone Gangs
  • Storyvillle
  • Jazz, rock and roll, and bounce music
  • Congo Square
  • Slavery in the colony and U.S. city and what happened after the American Civil War
  • The lives of New Orleans' free people of color
  • Mardi Gras Indians

Welcome to Free Tours by Foot, offering name-your-own-price New Orleans walking tours, including ghost, cemetery, and food tours.

Everyone should be permitted to take a guided tour for a price they feel it was worth or what they could afford - even free! 

And in this time of pandemics, we've also created a slate of free video tours, condensed versions of our live guided tours that you can enjoy anywhere and anytime.

Condensed video tour of the Garden District

Be sure to check out our tour calendar to see which public tours are offered while you are in town or read the walking tour descriptions.

Likewise, we are also offering discounted private tour options. You can contact us for a quote or take a look at our book now page.

Pay-what-you-like tours are tours for every budget.

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NEW ORLEANS WALKING TOURS

You could browse the tours that we have by clicking the links below, by scrolling our public calendar.

Or, you could simply go to our booking page to see what we have available and to book now. 

We have over 4000 reviews with a rating of 5 out of 5 stars

We are so well-reviewed, that TripAdvisor seems to hide us from you (probably because we don't pay commissions). Read the reviews for yourself.  

Ausgezeichnet4.9 Basierend auf 1704 Bewertungen von bewerte uns aufShelley D.Shelley D. ★★★★★ Our guide on the French Quarter New Orleans was Sandy. She provides an entertaining experience peppered with wry observations about the fascinating history of New Orleans.Boni B.Boni B. ★★★★★ Wonderful and informative tour. Kayla was super! Enjoyed getting to know the other people on the tour too.Sherille S.Sherille S. ★★★★★ We did the French Quarter tour with Sandy. She was excellent. She had an excellent knowledge of the area which was delivered with authenticity and a sense of humour. I was impressed with her thoughtful approach making sure we were safe where we stood as well as being aware of the public having access around us as a group. We meet at a great central spot Infront of the statue in Jackson Square. A great introduction to New Orleans.KyleKyle ★★★★★ Priest Robi and the Voodoo tour was fantastic.Sherita B.Sherita B. ★★★★★ We went on the Voodoo tour, and it was not at all what I expected. Instead of the normal hoopla and folklore, it was a true history lesson based on facts not fiction. This was one of the best and MOST informative tours I have EVER been on, and Sandy was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! She has a plethora of knowledge, and is an absolute delight!! I HIGHLY recommend anyone (who wants factual information) take this tour with Sandy.Hayley F.Hayley F. ★★★★★ Sandy was hilarious and knowledgeable. She answered all the questions well. Very enjoyable and informative.Lucia W.Lucia W. ★★★★★ Robi was beyond amazing! His knowledge, personality and genuine love of all people is obvious. I wish I could hang with him for a long while, and would enjoy “picking his brain” on all the interesting facets of his experiences. VERY highly recommend!Tina T.Tina T. ★★★★★ I love their videos on you tube. We recently visited New Orleans, unfortunately some mobility issues prevented me from doing a tour by foot with them, but the videos were invaluable to helping plan the trip. The guides are knowledgeable and fun.TanTan ★★★★★ I did the voodoo tour with Robi, and im not even kidding, he was the sweetest, most pleasant person ive met in a long time.The tour was amazing. I got to ask so many questions, and he was very open minded, and full of energy.Luis G.Luis G. ★★★★★ Sandy was great and the tour was amazing!! Definitely worth it!!Eglė S.Eglė S. ★★★★★ Amazing Vodou tour, guided by priest Robi. Super interesting, super informative, super fun.Lin M.Lin M. ★★★★★ Today we did the Voodoo tour with Robbie. An absolute must do.Informative, humorous and it was just wonderful to learn all aspects of Voodoo culture as well as dispelling the inaccuracies.We came away enlightened, calmer and filled with joy.Alexandria F.Alexandria F. ★★★★★ Take this tour if you’re visiting New Orleans!Our guide Sandy was funny, smart, friendly, and engaging. I’ve taken this tour in the past and learned so many additional things with Sandy. I also appreciated that she was very considerate and conscious of passersby and businesses and always made sure we weren’t blocking anyone.Thanks again Sandy!Deb D.Deb D. ★★★★★ Sandy was a phenomenal tour guide! Fun, funny, informative and just plain awesome! The tour was so interesting and the history was discussed beautifully. I definitely finished the tour with a great understanding of the history of Voodoo and to be honest, a new love of the true meaning of the Voodoo religion. 5 stars! 100% recommended. If you do this tour, hope you get Sandy as your guide. You won’t be disappointed.Richard D.Richard D. ★★★★★ We did the voodoo tour yesterday with Sandy. What a fantastic experience! Sandy was so knowledgeable and funny. We learned so much and was not what I expected. I would highly recommend!!Cornelia V.Cornelia V. ★★★★★ Very interesting tour about the “voodoo” religion!William S.William S. ★★★★★ Sandy had Excellent knowledge and loved her personality! Lovesbtge tour and highly recommended!Melanie F.Melanie F. ★★★★★ We booked the 10am French Quarter Tour at Nov10. Sandy has been a wonderful tour guide. So much knowledge and the presentation at the various stations have been very entertaining and very easy to understand. It was a pleasure to listen to the short lessons. Highly recommend this company - and especially Sandy.Iain P.Iain P. ★★★★★ Excellent French Quarter tour with Sandy! Really informative and FUN! Sandy has a great sense of humour! Highly recommendedPaul O.Paul O. ★★★★★ I took the Free Tours By Foot - Voodoo Tour on Monday 11/6, 3pm. Our tour guide was High Priest Robi and he was The BEST!!I came into the tour not knowing much about Voodoo at all. Robi gave us an honest, intimate and down to earth look at what Voodoo really is, its essence and what the religion means to his family. The historical context of New Orleans and the journey of Voodoo from Africa to various parts of the world via slavery was fascinating! High Priest Robi was kind, knowledgeable, entertaining and funny too! I highly recommend this tour…one of the highlights of my trip to New Orleans!!!Ashley O.Ashley O. ★★★★★ Dam good tour with High Priest Robbi Very thought provoking, not for ppl who are easily offended!Kathryn A.Kathryn A. ★★★★★ We did the food tour with Kayla and loved it. Kayla was very knowledgeable about New Orleans and the history of local food dishes. She also provides a list of restaurants which we are looking forward to trying in our own time. Would recommend!Pippa S.Pippa S. ★★★★☆ We did the food tour and Kayla was great - very knowledgable and passionate about food. She told us loads of info and kept us well entertained. It would have been good if we could have tried / gone to more food places - with such a big group that would have been hard. We waited 30 mins at Johnny Po’Boys which wasn’t actually the greatest place (dirty & slow service). Sweet Saint ice cream was the highlight. I’d recommend Katie & the tour for an overview, but if you’re a true foodie you’ll probably not see as much as you’d like.ChandiChandi ★★★★★ Sandy led an informative, interesting tour and explained so much about the roots of voodoo. It was not what I expected, in a great way!Bobby W.Bobby W. ★★★★★ Sandy was amazing!! We learned so much and she was so witty! Highly recommend getting a tour by Sandy!Vicky M.Vicky M. ★★★★★ Daniel was a great guide! Super informative and fun, highly recommend!Ley TLey T ★★★★★ The tours I took were memorable and commendable for the high quality of the guides. Each person infused their lovely personality and love of the city/topic into their presentation. Sandy (French Quarter) is hilarious and has a lot to say about life in New Orleans past and present. High Priest Robi (Voodoo) is passionate about his heritage and correcting every misconception about the religion. Evian (Treme) is a gentle soul with incredible knowledge of and respect for local history and life. Mari (ghost) is funny and infuses her tour with the all the Southern charm of her ancestors. FANTASTIC guides who helped me fall in love with New Orleans.Elizaveta B.Elizaveta B. ★★★★★ Erica T.Erica T. ★★★★★ I have never taken a better tour than the Voodoo Tour with High Priest Robi. He was knowledgeable, passionate, and animated about Voodoo and the history of his ancestors in New Orleans. If you take no other tour take this one!! 1000/10!!Kathryn B.Kathryn B. ★★★★★ Evian was our tour guide and they did an amazing job. The ghost stories were very well told and we enjoyed our time immensely! Definitely book a tour if you want some well told stories and history!JessejamesJessejames ★★★★★ Joanne Clary A.Joanne Clary A. ★★★★★ Just finished a ghost tour by Randy. Randy has fabulous story-telling abilities. Gory stories well told with lots of energy and group engagement. Really enjoyed it ! Thanks Randy.Amanda A.Amanda A. ★★★★★ Randy was amazing! Every minute of the tour was as informative as it was entertaining!ribkarib P.ribkarib P. ★★★★★ Randy Reid was awesome! If I ever visit NOLA and redo the ghost tour again, I'd request for Randy again. Love the enthusiasm and energy when sharing his personal connection to the ghost stories.Jade R.Jade R. ★★★★★ did a voodoo tour with Priest Robi - he was such a fun energy and so informational. we learned a lot and had a great time doing it. would recommend this tour specifically but also FTBF as a company - we had a different tour scheduled and there was an emergency for our tour guide and the company was great reaching out and offering solutions. overall a great experience!BlueUteBlueUte ★★★★★ Priest Robi is thoroughly knowledgeable & provided a rich context to understand this religion. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. Robi may change the way you think about the world… & it’s all good.Vera lasheras N.Vera lasheras N. ★★★★★ Thank you Sandy for the tour! Amazing all the knowledge she has and how fun she did the tour! I highly recommend this tour if you are interested about the culture of NolaTravis B.Travis B. ★★★★★ Perfect walking tour to better understand how New Orleans past has shaped the present. Sandy was the best.Jonathan S.Jonathan S. ★★★★★ My three travel companions and I could not resist the opportunity to take the Tours by Foot New Orleans Voodou tour in the historic French Quarter. Our guid Sandy, was wonderful! She painted a picture of historic and cultural relevance, a champion of tolerance of the Afro Caribbean cultural and traditional spiritual modalities. Enlightening and engaging with a pleasant combination of humor and reverence. Thank you Sandy for a wonderful tour experience, take note Tour Guides!dannyhila B.dannyhila B. ★★★★★ Great tours with Daniel in the French quarter and also in the garden district. Daniel is super knowledgeable in Louisiana History and gives a very informative, interesting and fun tour.Saskia G.Saskia G. ★★★★★ Our tour was lead by Randy - such a hoot! He was fabulous and told us so many excellently gruesome stories about the French quarter. Great way to find your feet and learn some grizzly history. Beware of trunks and check yer ovens for body parts....Georgina K.Georgina K. ★★★★★ Visiting New Orleans for the second time (and second time taking this ghost tour)!) - our evening tour with Randy was so much fun. He was delightful and informative! Would recommend to anyone coming into town, and a great way to learn some spooky history while getting your bearings in the French quarter. Beware of Henrys and stay away from trunks!MichalaMichala ★★★★★ We had such a great tour with Randy! He was so funny, informative, engaging and entertaining. 10/10 recommend the ghost tour with Randy 👻Jessica S.Jessica S. ★★★★★ Randy was awesome! Very animated and funny, and clearly does his best to cater to his guest’s interests while providing historically accurate infoPZ CPZ C ★★★★★ Randy was a spirited, enthusiastic and passionate guide. He doesn't sensationalise events but gives a more factual, historically-accurate account of what happened on the streets of New Orleans. A very informative and entertaining experience. Thank you for the wonderful experience!!Joy Hensley G.Joy Hensley G. ★★★★★ Randy was a great tour guide! His stories were great and his enthusiasm and humor really made this a special tour. I'm so glad we ended up with Randy! Not sure another tour guide could top him!Megan B.Megan B. ★★★★★ So much fun! Randy was fabulous! Not my first FTBF, definitely not my last. One of the best ghost tours I’ve done. Thanks Randy!Christian P.Christian P. ★★★★★ Just did a tour with Randy, he was a great story teller. Worth far more than the price of admition!js_loader

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Daily Tours


Weekly Tours

Don't see what you're looking for, or has the tour you're looking for already sold out?

Then consider a private tour with us. We offer reasonably priced private tours, including many of our signature tours and some other specialties as well.

Or take a look at our video and GPS audio tours.


GHOST AND VOODOO TOURS

New Orleans is a top destination for ghost and voodoo tours and we are proud to offer the city's highest-rated tours.  

We offer our French Quarter Ghost Tour daily, sometimes 2x every day.  

Hear tales that will send a chill up your spine and find out what really happened when you take one of these awesome ghost tours!

Our Voodoo Tour runs daily (with the exception of Tuesdays) and runs 2x a day several times a week.  

Let us help you uncover the mysteries and secrets of this misunderstood religion and learn about the role that it's played in this city's history.

New Orleans Voodoo Video

Check out the calendar above or head to our booking page to see what is available.  

And if our tours are booked out, or if our schedule doesn't work for you, then be sure to take a look at our review of other ghost and voodoo as well as vampire tours available to you.


CEMETERY TOURS

This city is famous for its cemeteries, which for most visitors to New Orleans are unique and exotic. 

There are over 50 cemeteries in New Orleans that have all or most of the graves above ground, but there is really just a handful that is reasonably reachable for most tourists.

Read our guide to cemetery tours in the city as well as our post on visiting cemeteries on a night tour.

We offer pay-what-you-like tours that visit 3 of them.

New Orleans Cemetery Virtual Walk

Get some background on tomb styles and burial practices with our Guide to New Orleans Cemeteries.  
 


SWAMP AND PLANTATION TOURS

Unfortunately, it's not possible to offer pay-what-you-like tours of the swamps and plantations surrounding New Orleans.

Believe us, we tried. There are transportation and entry costs that make it impossible.  

However, there are some really excellent and well-reviewed companies offering swamp and plantation tours.

Some offer tickets that combine swamp and plantation as well as bus and boat tours.  

We have put together posts that compare both plantation and swamp tour companies to help you choose the best for you.

New Orleans Tours

OTHER TOURS

There are a lot of ways to explore New Orleans and the surrounding areas - swamp tours to bus tours. Find out about all of them here:

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