Basin St. Station
Basin St. Station
4.5
08:30 - 17:30
Monday
08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:30
Thursday
08:30 - 17:30
Friday
08:30 - 17:30
Saturday
08:30 - 17:30
Sunday
08:30 - 17:30
About
Welcoming thousands of visitors into New Orleans every day, Basin St. Station provides an authentic and exciting introduction to our richly diverse and historic city. The first floor contains a staffed visitor information center featuring educational community exhibits, a performance venue, a walking tour kiosk, and an authentically New Orleans and Louisiana gift shop. Located in the lobby of Basin St. Station Welcome Center, the Basin St. Cafe is a French Market style grab-n-go New Orleans coffee bar run by Messina’s. The Rooftop on Basin, a special event space perched atop Basin St. Station, offers stunning views overlooking the French Quarter. The salon and terrace spaces offer guests a unique flavor of New Orleans by merging the traditional with an elegant chic style of New Orleans.
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Neighbourhood: Tremé
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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Monique D
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Parking at the basin Street station was very easy and the gift shop was adorable. Our tour guide, Rahsaan Parker, was engaging and knowledgeable. He had a great personality and had me smiling during the entire tour. The walk is easy and the tour went quickly. I was surprised when it ended because I enjoyed it so much!
If you have interest in the cemeteries including who is buried there and how and why crypts are used in New Orleans, it is well worth the money to go on this tour!
Written 17 April 2024
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Queenoftraveling
Wisconsin42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This tour was very interesting. Will was very professional, knowledgeable and shared a lot of information. Tour started promptly and was about 45 minutes in length. Definitely would recommend this tour to others.
Written 16 April 2024
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T T
Dana Point, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Zelda is an incredible guide full of positive energies and impassioned accounts of the interned. She brings the history of the plots back to life, gory details and true civil activists alike. Totally worth waiting for her shift
Written 15 April 2024
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Grace C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Wonderful way to see this unique cemetery. Zelda provided us with a lot of history and s one interesting trivia about the residents, future residents and some unruly visitors. Very interesting tour
Written 13 April 2024
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Zelda. Thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderful review and perfect rating.
Written 15 April 2024
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gvuckov
Chicago, IL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just finished the walking tour of the cemetery with Zelda, our guide. She was excellent! Provided history, personal antidotes and humor. Well worth the time and money to experience. Zelda thank you!!
Written 12 April 2024
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Very cool! Thrilled you had a great tour with Zelda. We'll be sure to let her know!
Written 15 April 2024
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Michelle S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Guide was very knowledgeable and kept the tour on track. We had decent weather. Cemetery #1 was beautiful. I would recommend this tour.
Written 12 April 2024
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Hi Michelle, Thank you for choosing our historic tour during your recent New Orleans stay. We appreciate your excellent 5-star rating and hope to see you again if you ever return to NOLA.
Written 15 April 2024
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Christopher H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love that my cemetery tour guide happened to be named Zelda. Seriously, she was great, spoke clearly, knew her stuff, and spoke from her experiences. Get the Perpetual Care.
Written 12 April 2024
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Hi Christopher, We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with Zelda. Thanks for taking our tour and taking the time to post your review and rating.
Written 15 April 2024
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Laurie B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Such a great and informative visit to the cemetery. Easy walk from our hotel on Canal street. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly!!
Written 10 April 2024
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Thank you for taking the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Tour! We are glad you had a great experience. Thanks for taking the time to leave your perfect rating and review
Written 15 April 2024
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JFrannie
Spring Lake, MI16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very informative, our guide was excellent. The group was a nice size so it was easy to hear. I recommend this tour as it’s the only way to see St. Louis #1.
Written 9 April 2024
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Thank you for taking the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Tour! We are glad you had a great experience and we appreciate you taking the time to share your rating and review.
Written 11 April 2024
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Michelle E
Lincoln Park, MI3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It was just ok. Tour guide Bill was nice but forgetful and rambled a lot. It was hard to understand the key points he was trying to make about certain tombs.
Written 8 April 2024
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Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We typically receive high marks from our guests for our tour, but we are sorry you were disappointed. Please know that your comments have been shared with management. Otherwise, we hope you enjoyed your time in New Orleans.
Written 9 April 2024
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