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French Quarter Walking Tours Are Finally Back Again!

09:00 August 18, 2020
By: Kayla Martinez

As businesses learn to navigate the ever-changing world of COVID-19, we've seen more and more businesses reopening with some modifications. While Friends of the Cabildo had previously stopped offering walking tours, they've officially begun providing the service once more on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10:30 a.m., although they've made a few changes.

Tour groups are now limited to eight people, and all guests are required to wear masks. They've cut prices from $22 to $10, the proceeds of which "go towards supporting [their] volunteer and educational programs within the Louisiana State Museums," according to their Facebook page. (Friends of the Cabildo members, however, receive free spots for themselves and a guest, so purchasing a membership could be a good way to go on the tour and support the organization.) They'll also be using the VOX Audio Tour Whisper System, allowing for easier social distancing.

Amidst the return of tours, Friends of the Cabildo continues to offer other exciting programming virtually, including a free online lecture series by Louisiana writers and professors and a three-week class on the history of rum. More information about all of these programs is available on their Facebook page, Friends of the Cabildo, and if you'd like to reserve a spot for a tour, call (504) 523-3939 or visit friendsofthecabildo.org.

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