2 hrs
All Ages
Minimum Age
New Orleans

Beyond the Music: Treme & Congo Square

America’s oldest African American neighborhood was settled by Free People of Color and is known as the Cradle of the Southern Civil Rights movement. The Treme is home to the Mardi Gras Indians, St. Augustine Church, the oldest Black Catholic Parish in the United States, Louis Armstrong Park, and Congo Square. The neighborhood’s architectural landscape is resplendent in Creole Cottages and colorful Shotguns. Soulful and Authentic, its streets gave birth to Jazz, music that would change the world.


Exploring Historical New Orleans Neighborhoods is the best way to understand and experience the city’s unique history and culturally rich heritage. A walk down the streets of New Orleans earliest neighborhoods with their distinct and amazing architecture, historical landmarks, colorful characters, and fascinating stories offer you a glimpse into what makes New Orleans, Unlike Any Other City.



We meet by the Benjamin Franklin statue on the Camp Street side of Lafayette Park. If you are intrigued, as we hope you will be, an annotated bibliography is available upon request.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your adventure.
WHAT TO BRING Bring water, throw on a hat, wear comfortable shoes, and protect yourself from the rain.
Tours Rain or Shine. Can’t be held responsible for missed tours, no-shows, and late arrivals – it’s New Orleans, it happens. Tours start as scheduled. Sorry, no refunds, no cancellations. To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.

Guests are advised to arrive for tours 15 minutes early.

If The Savvy Native cancels a tour, due to extreme weather or any other reason, The Savvy Native will provide a full refund or offer the customer the opportunity to reschedule for another day/time.

Beyond the Music: Treme & Congo Square

18 and Over
Seniors – Over 65
Students/Active Military – With Valid ID
Youths- 12 to 17 Years Old
Children – Under 12 Years Old

This adventure is operated by The Savvy Native