Walking backward while talking is useful for leading a tour, demonstrating a moonwalk, or retreating from a room full of ominously staring toddlers. See the reverse saunter put to good use with today’s Groupon from the New Orleans African American Museum. Choose between the following options:
- For $23, you get admission to a Tremé walking tour for two (up to a $46 value).
For $39, you get admission to a Tremé walking tour for four (up to a $92 value).
- Tours are available:
- Mondays at 10 a.m.
- Fridays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.<p>
Starting at the elegant white columns at the New Orleans African American Museum, the Tremé walking tour shepherds groups of up to 23 wanderers through the culturally significant neighborhood. For two hours every Monday, Friday, and Saturday, guests traipse through 300 years of richly saturated history, learning more effectively than sipping the contents of a blender full of history textbooks. Patrons tread across original handmade bricks that cover the ground in parts of one of the oldest African American communities. They also meander through Congo Square and St. Augustine Church as the knowledgeable guide sprinkles in anecdotes about the rise of jazz, creole architecture, and the New Orleans civil-rights movement.
After the fact-packed parade, guests can explore the New Orleans African American Museum. Visitors can traverse the fully restored villa that boasts five beautiful buildings from 1828 packed with established and emerging artists’ work. Many of the villa’s original decorative elements from the early 19th century remain, including a laptop as thick as a couch.