Treme Tour

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, the warning of Skull and Bone gangs, and the upbeat of a brass band. It is also the birthplace of the Civil rights movement, marching forward in demand of equality, where Homer Plessy first pled his case to challenge Jim Crow laws. Come join our expert guides for a walking tour of this iconic area and explore its history, culture and music. If you want to slip into the real New Orleans then this is the tour for you!

Items discussed include:

    • 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


Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.  Groups of 6 or more persons should visit our group inquiry page

Treme Tour Meeting Point
WHERE: Meet your guide at Mr. Gregory’s Coffee Shop 806 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (map).
WHEN: Meet your guide at 10:20am.
DURATION: Approximately 2 hours.
DISTANCE: Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km)
COST: Pay what you like.

Save more money in New Orleans with a tourist discount pass and consider a swamp tour and a plantation tour.