Explore French Quarter Can't-miss attractions

Founded in 1718, the French Quarter is one of the oldest and most popular neighborhoods in New Orleans. Whether you’re in the mood for Bourbon Street nightlife,
a local ghost tour, or a visit to the St. Louis Cathedral, the French Quarter is filled with attractions and activities that offer an unparalleled taste of the local culture.
Parking is difficult in this neighborhood, so we’d recommend taking the St. Charles Streetcar line or renting a bike for your French Quarter adventures.

Voodoo Museum

Learn more about one of the most fascinating aspects of New Orleans culture at the Voodoo Museum. Walk through the museum, which is filled with historic voodoo relics, paintings, and more, then head over the nearby St. Louis Cemetery for a walking tour. The tour includes Congo Square and a visit to the tomb of Marie Laveau.

French Market

Enjoy shopping, dining, and community events at the French Market. Covering six blocks, the French Market is home to a flea market, farmers market, boutique stores, and local restaurants offering everything from crepes to candy. This French Quarter attraction has been a hub of community business since 1791 and is still thriving today.

 

 

St. Louis Cathedral

Overlooking Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral is a local landmark and essential piece of New Orleans history. Take a self-guided tour for a donation of $1, or schedule a guided tour in advance to learn more about the cathedral. The building has been a part of the community since 1727 and features stunning interiors and three iconic steeples.

 

 

New Orleans Jazz Museum

New Orleans is considered to be the birthplace of jazz, and there’s no better place to learn about it than the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Tour the galleries and attend concerts and festivals at this interactive attraction in the French Quarter. Exhibits include the first cornet of Louis Armstrong and a disc of the first ever jazz recording.