2 Hours

A Private Small Group Tour By Advance Appointment (1-4 Guests) $185, (5-8 Guests) $285, (9-12 Guests) $385

Ask about our special discounted rate for single travelers.

Fascinatin’ Rhythm

New Orleans is a city with a fascinatin’ rhythm that pitter pats in your brain. And the more you know about the fascinatin’ women who shaped and preserved the 300-year-old French Quarter the stronger that rhythm is. Music, French culture, and Creole food – the signature symbols of our city – were shaped by women. What sister jazz group influenced Ella Fitzgerald and the Andrews sisters? Who saved the French Opera from failure?

Fascinatin’ Women

Why did women have a 71% literacy rate in 1751? And which were our richest females in the 1700s and 1800s? Come and learn. As we walk in the footsteps of these dramatic and inspiring women of New Orleans, you will learn why and how the city has been a hotbed of female initiative and entrepreneurship since its founding.

We travel across the centuries to meet many women. These include indentured servants and prostitutes plucked off the streets of Paris and shipped to the colony under protest. We will also learn about the Ursuline Nuns as well as the free women of color such as Marie Laveau and Henriette DeLille. You will also get to know the amazing Baroness Pontalba.



Suzanne Stone Hey there! I am Suzanne Stone, a New Orleanian by choice. I moved here from the Washington DC area, where I was a docent with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. That’s where I learned the skill of telling engaging stories. Learning about the unique history of New Orleans with the Friends of the cabildo and serving as a docent at New Orleans’s WWII museum, Historic New Orleans Collection, and the Sazerac House provides me tons of great stories. I absolutely love enchanting visitors with the many ways New Orleans is different from everywhere else. Those differences are in architecture, music, cuisine, and culture. I especially delight in little known New Orleans histories of the women who helped build and later save the French Quarter and of Jews, who have been here since the 1700s and have contributed to the multi-ethnic gumbo of our city.  I translated my passion for volunteering into a book Volunteering Around the Globe, and also wrote Coffee in New Orleans: A Rich History. Also, I am the proud recipient of the 2017 Friends of the Cabildo’s Golden Shoe award.

So join The Savvy Native for one of our newest tours, Fascinatin’ Rhythm and Fascinatin’ Women. We can’t wait to show you around!  

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