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Mark S. Wilson | General Manager
Bourbon Orleans Hotel - "A French Quarter Treasure"
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Since 1997, we have been fascinating and educating tourists and locals with the rich cultural heritage of Louisiana, keeping Louisiana history alive!
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Discover New Orleans’ unique heritage – face to face. The martyrs and marauders, heroes and villains, divas and desperados of New Orleans’ past walk the streets of our historic city throughout the holiday season.

Ever wonder what it was like when steamboats plied the Mississippi River, buggies and barouches lined the cobblestone streets, and citizens anxiously awaited the announcement of the French Opera House’s upcoming season? Discuss military tactics with Andrew Jackson, the founding of New Orleans with Bienville, or watercolors with John James Audubon. Ask Marie Laveau for the proper voodoo curse, Madame Begue for a recipe from her “second breakfast,” or the Venerable Henriette Deille for a blessing. 

Brought to you by the French Quarter Festivals, Inc., every Thursday through Sunday throughout December (excluding Christmas), Louisiana History Alive characters will depart the Bourbon Orleans Hotel at 717 Orleans at 11am and stroll through the French Quarter. 

Every Thursday and Saturday at noon they will be at the Historic New Orleans Collection at 533 Royal Street. 

Every Friday at noon you can join in with them spreading cheer as they sing holiday songs on the French Market Stage located at the historic French Market

Every Sunday at noon you can walk with them as they stroll through the booths of the French Market and afterward join them for Brunch with Santa at 1pm at the Bourbon Orleans. 

You can also catch them at some of their favorite haunts: the Hotel Monteleone (every Saturday at 2pm on 214 Royal Street), Muriel’s (814 Chartres), the Napoleon House (500 Chartes), Louisiana Pizza Kitchen French Quarter (95 French Market), and Tujague’s (823 Decatur).

Some of the figures you could encounter include General Andrew Jackson, the Baroness Pontalba, Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, opera legend Adelina Patti, Captain Jean Lafitte, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, the “bread lady” Margaret Haughery, daguerreotypist Jules Lion, and of course Saint Nicholas. Please come out to say hello and enjoy history face-to-face in an interactive experience that is distinctively New Orleans.


Louisiana History Alive would like to thank their 
generous sponsors for the 2014 Season 

French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
French Market New Orleans
The Bourbon Orleans
The Hotel Monteleone
The Napoleon House
Tujague’s
Louisiana Pizza Kitchen French Quarter
Muriel’s