Beyond the Music: Treme & Congo Square – Steppin’ thru the Soul of New Orleans Tour


10am Daily


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“This was the highlight of our trip to Nola. Our guide John was extremely knowledgeable and very interesting. He was very articulate and made the tour fascinating. He went out of his way to make us comfortable. I will recommend to everyone I know who is traveling to your city.”



America’s oldest African American neighborhood was settled by Free People of Color and is known as the Cradle of the Southern Civil Rights movement. The Treme is home to the Mardi Gras Indians, St. Augustine Church, the oldest Black Catholic Parish in the United States, Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square. The neighborhood’s architectural landscape is resplendent in Creole Cottages and colorful Shotguns. Soulful and Authentic, its streets gave birth to Jazz, a music that would change the world.

Brass Band Sculpture, Louis Armstrong Park


Exploring Historical New Orleans Neighborhoods is the best way to understand and experience the city’s unique history and culturally rich heritage. A walk down the streets of New Orleans earliest neighborhoods with their distinct and amazing architecture, historical landmarks, colorful characters and fascinating stories offer you a glimpse into what makes New Orleans Unlike Any Other City.

Little People’s Place

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!

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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.
Jonn Hankins

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.

The Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.

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