Walking Tour – History of Slavery

Learn all the NOTES on slavery in New Orleans!

New Orleans Tours


Are you looking for an unusual New Orleans walking tour that is far from ordinary? Let NOTES take you on a slave tour. Our thoroughly researched tour will offer you unique NOTES on slavery in New Orleans. Today, New Orleans is known as “the city that care forgot” for its “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!) However, the Crescent City has a forgotten history that has shaped New Orleans into the metropolitan you see today. In 2018, New Orleans will celebrate its 300th birthday and founding by Bienville. What many people have forgotten about the Big Easy is that for 150 years of its 300 year history, New Orleans was a town intimately involved in slavery.

On the NOTES’ tour, you will learn about slavery under the French, Spanish, and American periods of New Orleans History. You will learn how important slavery was from transforming New Orleans from a far flung French colonial outpost to the largest slave market in the United States. NOTES will give the truth about slavery and its impact on enslaved souls.

Due to mature nature of the tour, it is not recommended for children under 12 years old.


  1. Walking tour of key New Orleans slave sites
  2. Learn about enslaved souls built New Orleans
  3. Meet some enslaved souls
  4. Meet some of the soul dealers that traded enslaved people


Tour Duration

The NOTES tour will last about 1 1/2 hours and will cover a little over 1 mile.


We will meet and start the tour on the levee at the Moon Landrieu Moonwalk marker directly in front of Washington Artillery Park (768 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116)