Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK Conspiracy Walking Tour
Who knew that Lee Harvey Oswald was born in New Orleans. Throw in the Mafia and we may just have the answer to one of the greatest unanswered questions of all time – WHO WAS BEHIND THE SHOOTING OF JFK? Come along with us as we trace Lee’s steps growing-up in New Orleans and during the months and weeks leading-up to the assassination.
Lee Harvey Oswald Assassin or Patsy?
Lee Harvey Oswald returned to New Orleans, the city of his birth, on April 25, 1963. He left New Orleans for Dallas on September 25, less than two months before the assassination of President Kennedy.
Why was he here? What was he doing during those months? With whom was he associating? The Warren Commission Report told one story. Fifty- six years later a very different story has emerged.
This walking tour takes you into the heart of the dark mystery centered on 544 Camp Street. We will visit the actual locations around Lafayette Square, the Central Business District and the French Quarter following in Oswald’s footsteps.
We will see the home Oswald left as a 17 year old to begin the strange odyssey that led to Dallas.You will see the very disturbing Zapruder film.You’ll see and hear from Oswald on archival film. At the end, you’ll decide: assassin or patsy?
Following In Oswald’s Footsteps
The tour is 2 hours long, covers about a mile over level ground, includes two rest stops and ends in the French Quarter in front of Antoine’s Restaurant.
We meet by the Benjamin Franklin statue on the Camp Street side of Lafayette Park. If you are intrigued, as we hope you will be, an annotated bibliography is available upon request.
Meet Your Guide
John Goodman, the actor and New Orleans resident, is quoted as saying, “Someone has suggested that there is an incomplete part of our chromosomes that gets repaired or found when we hit New Orleans. Some of us just belong here.” I am one such person. After retiring from a varied career as a newspaper reporter, school teacher, shipwright, housewright, etc., My wife and I traveled throughout Europe and the US for three years. We fell in love with many cities: Budapest, Vienna, Paris, Savannah, Charleston…. But the more we learned about each city the more we came to realize it was the Budapest of the 1930’s, or Vienna of 1914, or Paris of the 1890’s that we had fallen in love with. Only New Orleans, the New Orleans of then and now maintained it’s magnetic hold on us. When we left New Orleans the first time, New Orleans never left us. We came back to stay. I live and breath my adopted city. Every day I try to visit a new place and mine one more gold nugget.
The Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.
Our Tour starts in 544 Camp Street, Lafayette and Camp Streets, @ The Benjamin Franklin Statue in Lafayette Square. You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing the starting point for your tour | Thank You!