Recent Searches
Clear
Cabildo
Cabildo

Cabildo Tours and Activities

star-4.5
1,656 Reviews

Located in the French Quarter on the northern side of Jackson Square lies the unassuming yet stately Cabildo, part of the Louisiana State Museum. A powerhouse of historical relevance, many argue that the Cabildo is one of the most historically significant buildings in America. Built between 1795 and 1799 to replace a building that burned in the great 1974 fire, the Cabildo served as the seat of New Orleans government during the Spanish Colonial period.

It was here that the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, almost doubling the size of the United States, and it was also here that the seat of the New Orleans City Council made residence, as well as the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1868-1910. Also here, in this very building, several landmark cases were tried, including the “separate but equal” Plessy v. Ferguson in 1986.

Today, the Cabildo museum is one of the finest living examples of New Orleans’ rich history. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, tours showcasing more than 1,000 artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries are available. To get a full sense of the history of New Orleans, a visit to the Cabildo is a must.

Learn more
701 Place John Paul Deaux, New Orleans, Louisiana
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in New Orleans. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

25 results

Sort by: Featured

New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour

New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour

star-5
346
Maximize time in New Orleans with a sightseeing bus tour. Explore beyond the beauty of the French Quarter to see other neighborhoods including the Garden District, Treme, and the 9th Ward. Learn about city culture and history as you travel along Frenchmen Street, Esplanade Avenue, and more.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$45.00
Price varies by group size
From
$45.00
Price varies by group size

New Orleans Killers and Thrillers Tour

New Orleans Killers and Thrillers Tour

star-5
648
Experience the dark side of New Orleans with this haunted walking tour of the French Quarter. With your local guide, walk down dark side streets while hearing tales about the supernatural and the horrific circumstances of their deaths. Stop at some of the city's most haunted locations under cover of night, including the home of a famous voodoo practitioner and a bar that's rife with paranormal activity.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$34.99
From
$34.99

French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

star-5
366
Explore the French Quarter and Marigny aboard a relaxing horse and carriage during this small-group tour in New Orleans. Discover the history, culture, and legends that surround this historic city as you see landmarks including the St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon House, and French Market. You also get insider tips from your guide about the best places to eat, drink, and explore in New Orleans.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$50.00
From
$50.00

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

star-4.5
135
Immerse yourself in the best of the French Quarter on this 2.5‐hour historical walking tour. An entertaining local guide will lead you through the Vieux Carré, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. See notable literary and cinematic landmarks, bustling scenes of local life, and architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$25.00
From
$25.00

New Orleans French Quarter Architecture Walking Tour

New Orleans French Quarter Architecture Walking Tour

star-5
42
Stroll the streets of New Orleans' famous French Quarter on this 2-hour walking tour. Listen to your guide's commentary on the area's French- and Spanish-influenced architecture, with many buildings dating from the 18th and 19th century. Landmarks include the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Ursuline Convent, and many Creole Colonial Buildings.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$32.00
From
$32.00

New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

star-4
1909
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience, journeying back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic riverboat for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional tableside lunch (additional expense).
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$38.00
From
$38.00

New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour

New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour

star-4.5
4679
Exploring New Orleans in the evening can seem like an intimidating quest on your own, but this ghost, voodoo, and vampire walking tour takes you to the city’s most eerie sites at night in the safety of a group with a knowledgeable guide. Stop by top attractions such as the LaLaurie Mansion and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, all while listening to your guide’s detailed stories of the paranormal and beyond.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$26.99
From
$26.99

Whitney Plantation Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Whitney Plantation Tour

star-4.5
422
Visit the Whitney Plantation Museum, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you explore the restored structures and historical slave cabins. Download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$69.00
From
$69.00

Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour in New Orleans

Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour in New Orleans

star-4.5
684
Explore New Orleans’ "Cities of the Dead: on the only ghost tour offering cemetery access after dark. While most haunted history tours stay in the bustling French Quarter, this one takes you into the silent, shadowy realms of some of the city’s oldest and most haunted graveyards. Hear chilling tales of paranormal activity while exploring the curious above-ground burial practices of these famous final resting places.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$30.00
From
$30.00

The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans

The National WWII Museum Campus Pass Ticket New Orleans

star-5
893
Witness a different side of New Orleans’s history on a visit to the dynamic National WWII Museum. While away the hours exploring wartime artifacts and discovering fascinating facts and histories at this world-class museum — considered one of the top museums in the nation!
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$30.81
From
$30.81

New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo, Cemetery Tour or Cemetery Insiders Tour

New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo, Cemetery Tour or Cemetery Insiders Tour

star-4.5
2030
Rich history and voodoo legends make New Orleans one of the most fascinating places to visit, but if you see the sights alone, you could miss out on some of the key details that bring this vibrant city to life. Choose from two options - the voodoo walking tour takes you through the city during daylight hours—perfect for those who don’t want to get too scared, but still want a look into the city’s mysterious past. The BYOB Cemetery Insiders option allows you to journey through three of New Orleans’ hallowed historical cemeteries. Bring your favorite beverage and learn of the city's burial customs and traditions. While you pass through the aisles of tombs, you'll hear stories like one of thousands buried in the graveyard behind the Katrina Memorial. No matter which option you choose, you will leave you with feelings of trepidation and excitement, as well as an appreciation of New Orleans' incredible history.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$21.99
From
$21.99

New Orleans Airboat Ride

New Orleans Airboat Ride

star-4.5
1399
Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride. This boat tour winds through the mossy cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, named for the 19th‐century pirate and smuggler. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you admire lush, forested shoreline and spot local wildlife.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$59.00
From
$59.00

New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour with Transportation

New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour with Transportation

star-4.5
1164
Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour that includes round-trip transport from New Orleans. Depart in the morning or afternoon for Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve teeming with critters such as 'gators, wild boar, snakes and birds. Ride through the swamp dripping with lush foliage and visit a boat-accessible Cajun village with an informative local guide who sheds light on the area’s inhabitants.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$63.66
From
$63.66

Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

star-4
2089
The Steamboat Natchez is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic experience of New Orleans at night on this romantic riverboat cruise! Journey through time on a paddle-wheel boat ride along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends, and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner (if option selected) and live jazz music.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$50.00
From
$50.00

Dark History Tour In New Orleans

Dark History Tour In New Orleans

star-4.5
35
New Orleans is famous for its dark history, so come and hear true stories of natural disasters, unsolved mysteries, murder, and mayhem, directly from the mouths of long-time residents and guides. Skip the gimmicks and learn what made the city a hotbed of crime and despicable deeds, right on the streets of the French Quarter where it all happened.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$25.00
From
$25.00

Oak Alley Plantation and 3-Hour New Orleans City Tour

Oak Alley Plantation and 3-Hour New Orleans City Tour

star-4
22
Spend three hours getting an insider's look at this historic city. Rout the famous cemeteries, iconic plantation homes and Hurricane Katrina landmarks with you professional guide. Learn about Creole history and tradition as you explore the city during this tour that's perfect for first-time visitors, families and history lovers.
More
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$106.00
From
$106.00

Go City: New Orleans All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

Go City: New Orleans All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

star-3.5
19
Maximize your time in New Orleans with an easy to use digital pass to top city attractions. With the New Orleans All-Inclusive Pass by Go City you'll get included admission to the National WWII Museum, the New Orleans bus tour, a Paddlewheeler Creole Queen river cruise, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and more. The pass also offers access to walking tours such as the Haunted History Walking Tour. Choose between a 1 or several days pass according to your needs and get sightseeing. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
More
  • 1 to 5 days
From
$59.00
From
$59.00

Walking Tour of New Orleans French Quarter and Museum Visit

Walking Tour of New Orleans French Quarter and Museum Visit

star-5
17
Get to know the French Quarter in depth with the benefit of insightful commentary on this guided tour. You'll learn much more than you would simply exploring on your own; stroll the narrow streets and stop at some of the neighborhood's highlights such as Cafe du Monde, the Presbytere, and one of the neighborhood's most haunted houses.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$39.00
From
$39.00

The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

star-3
8
Experience the best of the Big Easy at a great value with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. With immediate activation, the pass gives you access to your choice of three or five of the city’s top attractions and tours, from Mardi Gras World and paddlewheel cruises to plantation, cemetery, and swamp tours. It’s valid for 30 days, so keep your pass handy and customize your visit on the go with a guidebook listing opening hours, directions, and other helpful info.
More
  • 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$93.00
From
$93.00

Private French Quarter Walking Tour

Private French Quarter Walking Tour

star-5
6
Discover the rich history of New Orleans, beyond the bars of Bourbon Street and the parties of Mardi Gras, on a private, 3-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Visit many landmarks that tell the story of the city’s unique French, Spanish, and Creole heritage while strolling through the atmospheric streets with a private guide.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$266.67
per group
From
$266.67
per group

New Orleans Private Photo Shoot with Professional Photographer

New Orleans Private Photo Shoot with Professional Photographer

star-5
6
Avoid bad selfies and get professional photographs to remember your New Orleans trip with this private photo shoot with your own personal photographer. Explore the vibrant French Quarter and pose outside famous sights and landmarks such as St. Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street and Cafe Du Monde. After the tour, receive roughly 25-30 edited full-resolution digital photos to remember your trip.
More
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$79.00
per group
From
$79.00
per group

Private French Quarter Walking and City Surrounding Neighborhoods Driving Tour

Private French Quarter Walking and City Surrounding Neighborhoods Driving Tour

star-5
4
Explore New Orleans’s most famous sights and lesser-known treasures on a private combo tour of the French Quarter and outlying neighborhoods. Stroll past historic landmarks like Jackson Square and the Cabildo on a walking tour, and then get an authentic glimpse of the city often missed by visitors on a comprehensive driving tour.  A private guide and comfortable transport make it a great way to delve deep beneath the surface of this one-of-a-kind American city.
More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$528.00
per group
From
$528.00
per group

Spirits of New Orleans: Ghosts, Voodoo & Stories Private Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Spirits of New Orleans: Ghosts, Voodoo & Stories Private Tour

star-5
2
Dare you explore into the dark side that lurks behind the vibrant, bustling streets of New Orleans? On this spooky city tour, you’ll join a brave local host to visit some of the spots that are said to be haunted – along the way, you’ll hear terrifying tales galore, learn about the characters that still roam in the afterlife… and maybe even have a chance to snap a picture of one or two of them? Throughout two and a half hours, the stories unfold to give you an insight into the city’s past and present as you walk. Visit the old French Quarter hotel that’s home to the ghostly twins featured in The Shining, and the smart restaurant where non-believers find themselves punished in brutal ways. Your host will tell the harrowing tale behind the man that jumps from a rooftop every night, and the dark practices that have left the country’s oldest pharmacy heavily haunted.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$74.68
Price varies by group size
From
$74.68
Price varies by group size

The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

star-1
1
Experience the best of New Orleans on your own schedule and at a discount of up to 50% with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. Save big at top attractions like the Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World, the WWII History Museum, Houmas House Plantation, and the Cabildo, and get around town hassle free with an included hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose the pass that fits your plans, with 1- to 5-day options available.
More
  • 1 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$95.00
From
$95.00

Filters
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Should I book Cabildo tickets in advance?
A:
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cabildo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:
How much does it cost to visit Cabildo 2021?
A:
Currently, an entrance ticket to Cabildo costs USD 21.99. Guided Cabildo tours start around USD 21.99 per person.
Q:
What''s the best way to experience Cabildo?