history & walking tours
Do you know where to find the home of the longest-serving Mayor of New Orleans? How about how Algiers earned its nickname of “the Brooklyn of the South?” Did you know that Buddy Bolden’s trombonist used to live in the Point? Learn more about Algiers Point by taking one of our resident historian’s self-guided walking tours. Kevin Herridge, proprietor of the House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, has outlined the following tours for you to get out and explore our great historic neighborhood.
Ride the ferry to the Algiers Point Historic District. Settled 1719 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Walking distance from the French Quarter Cross the mighty Mississippi River on the Canal Street-Algiers Point ferry, in continuous operation since 1827 Walk the quiet streets of this 19th century village and discover “New Orleans’ Best Kept Secret”.
Jazz Walk of Fame (info coming soon)