New Orleans Tours Enterprises (NOTES) is a locally owned and operated tour guide company that was founded in 2015 by Mary and Lee. Mary handles the business aspects of the company, and Lee is a licensed tour guide, who leads the excursions. As a newlywed couple in 1997, they moved to New Orleans and fell-in-love with the Crescent City. They embraced New Orleans’ lifestyle and culture. Mary graduated from Tulane University and Lee graduated from the University of New Orleans. They moved away before Hurricane Katrina, but the siren call of the Big Easy’s music, gumbo, crawfish, and Mardi Gras called them home.
Lee spent the last three years researching slavery in New Orleans and will offer a unique perspective on one the worst eras of America’s history. You will learn about how New Orleans was transformed from a far flung French colonial outpost to the largest slave market in the United States.
NOTES is a small business that only offers one tour right now, but Mary and Lee are looking to add additional tours in the future.
NOTES is an insured and bonded company licensed to operate in New Orleans.