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Free Walking Tours

Nola Tour Guy offers the only Free Walking Tour of the French Quarter and St Louis Cemetery #1. We feel like it is vital that everyone gets a chance to visit our oldest Cemetery, St Louis #1, and learn about our unique history for a price they can afford. How can we do this? Well, we are so sure you will love our walking tour of The French Quarter and St Louis Cemetery that you will give us a small contribution(typically between $10-20 a person.) so we can continue to offer this service. It’s the best guarantee in the business.

Nola Tour Guy offers no novelty “ghost” or “vampire” tours only the real history brought to life by our passionate guides. Join us, you won’t be disappointed.

Who is Nola Tour Guy?
David G. Hedges

Nola Tour Guy was started by David G. Hedges an adventurous, fun-loving Chicago native who considers New Orleans his true home. At the age of 19, David traveled to New Orleans via hitchhiking and freight trains despite not knowing anyone in the city. He quickly became enamored with New Orleans and after finishing up college in Chicago, decided to move there permanently. In 2011, David pursued his tour guide license so he could share his passion for the city with others, but found that many existing tour companies were based out of state and offered only a cookie cutter, watered down version of New Orleans’ unique history.

No one can truly feel the city’s energy or understand its dynamic layers on a large, crowded tour or in a blur on a streetcar. David knew he could do better and started his own company, Nola Tour Guy. On his tours, David imparts captivating history with grace and good humor and gives real depth to a complex, diverse city. Most of all, he aims to make these tours fun and engaging. Join David on a FREE tour and fall in love with New Orleans just like he has!.

Suzanne Stone
Suzanne Free Walking Tour Guide

Suzanne a Lover of history and of New Orleans. She will engage you in stories of the people and events that make New Orleans the unique and fascinating city that it is. Her focus is both individual people and broad cultures that have contributed to our history, culture, and architecture for 300 years. Prior to moving to New Orleans, she was a docent with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and since coming here, she volunteers at the National World War II Museum and The Historic New Orleans Collection. She is the proud recipient of the Friends of the Cabildo Golden Show Award for 2016-2017..

Eric Spinrad

Eric Spinrad is the most recent addition to Nola Tour Guy. He graduated with honors, receiving a Bachelor in Science, just in time for the market crash of 2008. With a life deferred and job opportunities dismal, Eric hit the open road and eventually washed up on the rich alluvial deposit that cradles New Orleans. Awe inspired by the city’s mostly intact old quarter, which many cities lost to urban redevelopment, he took to books and began sifting through the many layers of New Orleans history. Contrary to history existing within a vacuum, Eric believes that from nature’s test of the levee system to the recent removal of Confederate symbols, New Orleans is in constant motion that continually shapes the city and its inhabitants. Eric is thoroughly excited to join David Hedges at Nola Tour Guy to captivate both visitors and locals alike with the ever changing history of America’s greatest city, New Orleans.

French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours