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Influential Women of New Orleans and French Quarter Accessible Walking Tour

New Orleans, in particular The French Quarter, possesses charm, quaint appeal and historic significance. During this Influential Women of New Orleans and French Quarter Accessible Walking Tour, you will learn that the reason the city enjoys such richness in culture and history has a lot to do with some interesting women in New Orleans’ history that were dedicated and determined to save the French Quarter. Their foresight and persistence is the reason the French Quarter in New Orleans is what it is today. Join an experienced, native New Orleanian guide for an interesting tour that focuses on the contributions of these special women.

This tour begins at a designated starting point in the city (note if you arrive by cruise ship, we can arrange accessible transportation to the tour meeting spot at an extra cost). Escorted by your local tour guide, you will then begin your journey through the French Quarter. The tour begins at Jackson Square, and proceeds to several sites throughout the French Quarter. Discussions at key sites will give you an understanding of the value of what these influential women did and how these are crucial factors to what New Orleans is today. You will also learn how their efforts and accomplishments were not only critical in preserving the French Quarter during their time, but also how it is crucial to the future of New Orleans.

During this Influential Women of New Orleans and French Quarter Accessible Walking Tour, you will stop at iconic New Orleans’ French Quarter sites such as the Pontalba Apartments, St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere, New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, St. Anthony’s Garden, the Quadroon Ballroom and the Louisiana Supreme Court. At each destination, you will hear commentary explaining what women such as Micaela Pontalba, Martha Robinson, Marie Laveau, Sister Madeline Hecard, and Hanriette Delille contributed to the preservation of cultural integrity and architecture which makes New Orleans the unique place that it is today. This interesting and inspiring tour will be a treat and will leave you with a fresh, new perspective of the Big Easy.

This accessible 3 hour Influential Women of New Orleans and French Quarter Accessible Walking Tour is wheelchair friendly with very few challenges. Our guide is experienced in making this tour not only enjoyable, but also disabled friendly for his guests with mobility challenges. Although sidewalks in New Orleans can be uneven, with over 30 years’ experience, the local guide knows the most accessible routes to take and he is eager to show you his city!

This Accessible Influential Women Accessible Walking Tour features:

  • Experienced New Orleans Tour Guide with historical knowledge
  • Lively and exciting storytelling
  • Identifying key women in New Orleans History
  • Recommendations for food, attractions, music, museums and more

Tour Highlights

  • St. Louis Cathedral
  • Quadroon Ballroom
  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Presbytre
  • Optional stop for lunch (not included in price)

Accessibility Details

The Accessible Influential Women Accessible Walking Tour has an accessible rating of 4 stars. The route is mostly step free. The guide directs guests on routes that are barrier free with ramps or flat surfaces. The key sites are accessible with no obstacles for guests with mobility challenges. The guide is experienced with touring with disabled guests and their family.

The Presbytere, New Orleans

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum


St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

Louisiana Supreme Court, New Orleans

Two of the Influential Women of New Orleans’ History who you will learn about on this tour

Tour Details

Tour duration: 3 hours

Cost: $325 1-2 people, $350 3-4 people

Maximum number of people on the tour: up to 4
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: vary
Meet-up place: Jackson Square
Dress code: Weather suitable clothing advised
Tours run rain or shine
Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities, museum entry (optional)

Cancellation policy:To review our cancellation policy please click: HERE

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