Free Walking Tours New Orleans
Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour
Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

Locally owned and operated since 2012

Nola Tour Guy is the only locally owned and operated walking tour company that offers FREE Historical Walking Tours. Nola Tour Guy is not a corporate chain but is run by local guides who are passionate about our history and excited to share with you the unique culture of the city we love.

How can it be Free?

How can our expert guides lead you through; the most interesting and historic neighborhoods in New Orleans for free? We are so sure you will love our tours you will gladly pay what you feel the tour is worth ($20-25 per person is suggested).
We offer four different walking tours. The French Quarter, Cemetery, Garden District, and Jazz Music tours. If you have over six people in your group please book a private tour. To find out more about the tours we offer keep scrolling or click book a tour.
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You are not allowed to reserve more then six adults on a Free Walking Tour. If you have a large group please be considerate and consider private tour!. We reserve the right to ask large groups of over six adults to leave our free tours.

Our goal is to demystify the city so you’ll walk away understanding what makes New Orleans unique and important to us and to the world. Our tours are extremely detailed and unique, we are sure you'll love them. Planning a trip to New Orleans? Be sure to hit the button and check out our guide to New Orleans
Free New Orleans Travel Guide
We also offer free self-guided walking tours and affordably priced GPS enabled audio tours.
Self-Guided Tours of New Orleans, with maps.

All tours are in English

We only offer tours in English.
Check out Spanish speaking tours (paid) here
Free French Quarter Walking Tours
Free French Quarter Walking Tours
Lucy Guilfoyle
Lucy Guilfoyle
22 November 2022
Very interesting tour
Aline Noizet
Aline Noizet
22 November 2022
I highly recommend taking this tour. Eric was great! Knowledgable, friendly and genuine, which is something I appreciated a lot, telling you things as they are. Not a commercial tour but a truly local one. And being part of a small group of 7 people is really enjoyable too. The tour took about 1h30 and it was full of insights. I took it towards the end of my trip so it helped me to fill the rest of my days with interesting activities, I wouldn't have known of otherwise.
Fred Marks
Fred Marks
19 November 2022
So thorough, excellent, educational, and, at appropriate times, quite humorous.
Anusha Chatterjee
Anusha Chatterjee
13 November 2022
We went on an excellent tour of the Garden District with David. David was knowledgeable, passionate, and very engaging. Loved learning about the interesting history of the district, architecture of the buildings, the veritable cast of rich eccentrics and how this all ties to New Orleans’ own unique history. I was hoping for a tour that was as entertaining as it was educational and this absolutely hit the mark! Would 100% recommend!
Ann Kastelen
Ann Kastelen
10 November 2022
Great tour! Very interesting and knowledgeable1
Anna Bordon
Anna Bordon
6 November 2022
We had a super time with David. Very knowledgeable and nice! He has an academic background in history and I liked how he told us the history, but also helped you think about different aspects of the same facts from diverse points of view. He also shared good tips for food and other places to visit. I would really recommend him for the French Quarter tour and also other ones.
Minna Wang
Minna Wang
5 November 2022
David was great! Very enthusiastic about New Orleans history and full of interesting facts. He also answered all of our questions and gave great recommendations on where to eat and other places to explore. Also love that you can pay him at the end based on how much you liked the tour. Highly recommend! New Orleans has so much interesting history.

Learn more about our tours in this video:

What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?

Free French Quarter Tour

The French Quarter: New Orleans oldest neighborhood. Established in 1718, the French Quarter, is perhaps America’s oldest neighborhood. It should be at the top of everyone that’s visiting New Orleans list. The French Quarter is a place of constant change, settled by the French, ruled by the Spanish, occupied by the Americans, and the second-largest port of entry for Italian immigrants in the 19th century. In the 20th century, it became a haven for artists, musicians, and bohemians. Then one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. Often looking down on for being so “touristy” The French Quarter might be the oldest neighborhood in the United States. It has been continually occupied since the cities founding in 1718 and it features countless surviving examples of intact 19th century architecture. After our free tour by foot in New Orleans’ French Quarter, it will become apparent why New Orleans is Americas’ Most Interesting City.

Free French Quarter Tour is Daily at 10am book here

French Quarter Tour meeting place
What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?
Garden District Tour
walking tour of Garden District

Historic Garden District walking tour

Nola Tour Guy is proud to offer a New Orleans Walking Tour of the historic Garden District as a free tour. This unique part of the city is made easily accessible from the French Quarter by use of the famous St Charles Street car as well as an array of other services. A stroll through The Garden District is a must for everyone and anyone who visits New Orleans. Nola Tour Guy presents our Historic Walking Tour of the Garden District at 3pm check out our schedule to find out what days. Book Now!

What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?

Free Cemetery Tours in New Orleans

Nola Tour Guy is proud to offer New Orleans’ only FREE! “pay what you feel” cemetery tour. It is the best deal in the city!

The tour meets outside the cemetery at 3421 Esplanade Avenue

Join us as we traverse Bayou St. John, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, as well as the mysterious city of the dead, St. Louis Cemetery #3. St Louis Cemetery #3 dates back to 1852 and is one of the best historic cemeteries that is still open to the public. This NOLA walking tour is riddled with unique architectures, histories and landscapes found nowhere else in the world.

We are excited to share this amazing part of New Orleans through our entertaining and comprehensive hour-long tour. Follow us back in history as we walk the city’s oldest road which houses the city’s most historic plantation house, as well as, the site of New Orleans’ largest Voodoo ritual conducted by Marie Laveau II.

We are also excited to share with you a FREE self-guided version of this tour if you can’t join us for our tour.

This is still an active cemetery, please be respectful while visiting any cemetery.

Guide to Bayou St John
Guide to Bayou St John

Mark Twain famously referred to New Orleans cemeteries as “cities of the dead” and they are a must see for anyone visiting New Orleans. What Cemeteries are open in New Orleans? We think St Louis #3 is one of the best options and Nola Tour Guy offers Free Walking Tours of New Orleans St Louis #3 at 1pm.

Can’t make it to our 1pm Free Cemetery Tour? Check our our FREE Self-guided St Louis #3 tour.

These Cemeteries are still active and still visited by families of the departed so we ask you to act respectfully while you are in the cemeteries. Learn more about New Orleans Cemetery Etiquette

How can we offer this for Free? We are so sure you will love our tours you will gladly pay what you feel the tour is worth ($15-25 per person is suggested.

Free Self-Guided Tours in New Orleans

We think our free “Pay what you feel” walking tours offer a great way to learn about New Orleans unique history for a price everyone can afford. But we understand that not everyone can join us for our excellent free “pay what you feel like” walking tours. With this in mind, we have created the following self guided versions of our tours that you can take at your own pace anytime you’d like. Scroll down and read about each of these tours, if you seen one you’d like to do click on the button and you’ll be taken to the page. These guides will give you a great way to see some of New Orleans most important neighborhoods, which include the French Quarter, the Garden District and our cemeteries. These can also serve as companion pieces to our free guided NOLA walking tours. Each one includes written directions and a custom Google Map which you can use to follow along.

Things to do in The French Quarter
French Quarter stuff to do

Our guide to Planning your Trip to New Orleans

Let us help you plan your trip to New Orleans. We are experts of all things New Orleans and we’ve been putting our knowledge together into a guide. This guide is a collection of articles that can act as a free trip planning guide giving you an idea of some of the best things to do, tours that are worth your time and money, places to see and where to eat. So check out our free trip planning guide.

Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour
Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

What we are about:

Nola Tour Guy is a collective of passionate guides, both men and women, who are experts in the history of New Orleans. Our goals are to give New Orleans walking tours that are intellectually stimulating, historically accurate and FUN. We only offer walking tours because we believe that walking is the best way to see a city and learn about it and at a price everyone can afford. Nola Tour Guy offers no novelty tours only the real history brought to life by our passionate guides. Join us, you won’t be disappointed..

Contact Nola Tour Guy today to learn more about the options we offer for free walking tours in New Orleans. See the city in a new light when you let our experts guide you through some of the most fascinating and historical parts of New Orleans.

Nola Tour Guy is a proud member of thee Free Tour Community, find out more: https://freetourcommunity.com/.

Free Walking Tours
Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour
Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour
Read What Other's Have Said About us:
Lucy Guilfoyle
Lucy Guilfoyle
22 November 2022
Very interesting tour
Aline Noizet
Aline Noizet
22 November 2022
I highly recommend taking this tour. Eric was great! Knowledgable, friendly and genuine, which is something I appreciated a lot, telling you things as they are. Not a commercial tour but a truly local one. And being part of a small group of 7 people is really enjoyable too. The tour took about 1h30 and it was full of insights. I took it towards the end of my trip so it helped me to fill the rest of my days with interesting activities, I wouldn't have known of otherwise.
Fred Marks
Fred Marks
19 November 2022
So thorough, excellent, educational, and, at appropriate times, quite humorous.
Anusha Chatterjee
Anusha Chatterjee
13 November 2022
We went on an excellent tour of the Garden District with David. David was knowledgeable, passionate, and very engaging. Loved learning about the interesting history of the district, architecture of the buildings, the veritable cast of rich eccentrics and how this all ties to New Orleans’ own unique history. I was hoping for a tour that was as entertaining as it was educational and this absolutely hit the mark! Would 100% recommend!
Ann Kastelen
Ann Kastelen
10 November 2022
Great tour! Very interesting and knowledgeable1
Anna Bordon
Anna Bordon
6 November 2022
We had a super time with David. Very knowledgeable and nice! He has an academic background in history and I liked how he told us the history, but also helped you think about different aspects of the same facts from diverse points of view. He also shared good tips for food and other places to visit. I would really recommend him for the French Quarter tour and also other ones.
Minna Wang
Minna Wang
5 November 2022
David was great! Very enthusiastic about New Orleans history and full of interesting facts. He also answered all of our questions and gave great recommendations on where to eat and other places to explore. Also love that you can pay him at the end based on how much you liked the tour. Highly recommend! New Orleans has so much interesting history.