Jason Strada
Executive Director
Friends of the Cabildo
701 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 523-3939 (O)
(504) 524-9130 (F)

Creole Neighborhoods Tour Set for this Sunday & August 10th
Presented by Friends of the Cabildo

Sunday, July 31 (10:30 a.m.)
Wednesday, August 10 (10 a.m.)
Tickets $20 Members/$25 General Admission
Departure Point: Old U.S. Mint (Esplanade Gates)

Faubourg Marigny was one of the City's earliest suburbs, located immediately downriver from the Vieux Carré on land subdivided from the plantation of Bernard Marigny de Mandeville, one of New Orleans most colorful historical figures. Today, the Marigny is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a city-designated historic district, due to its preservation of Creole cottages and many ornamented shotgun dwellings.

Initially, Esplanade Avenue was designated by the French as a commons. In later years, both the French and Spanish built fortifications there. After the Louisiana Purchase, grand townhouses and mansions were built on this European style boulevard

To reserve your space, please contact the Friends of the Cabildo office at (504) 523-3939 or purchase online at


Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit volunteer group that provides financial and volunteer support for the Louisiana State Museum, its projects and its property. Since incorporating in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo has grown into a large statewide membership organization, a dynamic and motivating force in broadening and supporting the aims of the Louisiana State Museum.