Treme Walking Tour
Visit America’s oldest African American neighborhood, hear the Mardi Gras Indians’ story, visit the oldest Black Catholic Parish in the United States. Learn about Free People of Color, Creoles of Color and the African slaves who obtained freedom and settled here. Hear the story of Henrietta Delille, the Creole nun destined for sainthood and explore Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square, the birthplace of Jazz.
MEET ONE OF OUR GUIDES
Jonn Ethan Hankins is a co-founder of the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild, having previously held the positions of Executive Director of the New Orleans African American Museum, Development Director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation, Chief Operating Officer of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and Principal Development Officer for Corporate and Community Affairs at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Hankins has been an advocate for the revival of the traditional building trades for over a decade since he directed “Raised to the Trade: Creole Building Arts of New Orleans” at NOMA, an award winning exhibition and oral history research project about the family legacies of the master craftsmen who built and maintain the built environment of New Orleans. He holds a BA in Journalism/Advertising and a Masters of Business Administration.
You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing Treme Coffeehouse, 1501 Saint Philip Street, corner of Saint Philip and N. Villere Streets, the starting point for your tour | Thank You!