Treme Cultural Tour Tuesday: November 12th, Saturday: November 30th | 10 a.m. Tickets: $20 Members | $25 General Admission | 2.5-Hour Tour Departure Point: Treme Coffeehouse (1501 St. Philip Street)
Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/TremeTour or 504.523.3939
This walking tour of Treme provides a rich, detailed perspective on one of the city’s oldest and most storied neighborhoods. Originally known as “back of town,” the old Creole feel of Treme makes it easy to imagine the early 1800s multicultural community formed by immigrants, free people of color, and refugees from Saint-Domingue. An important center of the city’s African-American and Creole culture, Treme is the cherished home of fourth and fifth generation residents who strive to maintain the area’s cultural and social traditions. We will trace the origin and development of Treme through the amazing nineteenth century architecture (including Creole cottages, townhouses, and shotgun houses), geography, and urban influences dating from the subdivision of this land by Claude Treme in the 1790s to the present day.