The lobby of gorgeous Hotel Monteleone is our starting point! Enjoy a drink from Bar!

Private Literary History Tour, the Evening Edition

Product ID: 53173

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Key Details
2 hours
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What You'll Do
  • We start in the lobby of the South's only literary landmark hotel, the fabulous Monteleone.
  • We visit the cocktail haunts of famous writers like Capote, Tennessee, Hemingway, and Eudora!
  • Cocktails are available in the Carousel Lounge and along our carefully-chosen route through the beautiful French Quarter! Yes, you can have a drink!
  • Tour is hosted by a Native Creole writer, historian, and resident of the French Quarter. A student of Cleanth Brooks!
  • Visit the past homes and haunts of Faulkner, Williams, Capote, Rebecca Wells, John Berendt, and so many others!
  • Stop in at the classic Napoleon House and the spectacular 175-year old Antoine's Restaurant, both favorites of the renown Dixie Bohemia!
  • Elegance and fun fueled by personal service and authenticity beyond compare is yours!
  • Too many other sites and stories to list here (we wouldn't want to give it all away!).
From Truman to Tennessee and Faulkner to Hemingway, many of the giants of American and Southern literature came to New Orleans, one way or the other!
What to Expect
Connect the dots amongst and between National Register Landmark buildings and the geniuses of Southern and American literature who were happy to be part of the beautiful Crescent City, as hosted by a writer and a student of the renown critic, Cleanth Brooks. Cocktails optional!

"Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become a study for archaeologists...but it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.” -Lafcadio Hearn

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What's Included
  • A charming two hours of mirth and literary magic with a soupçon of gossip!
What's Not Included
  • Cocktails are optional. Gratuities are acceptable and customary. No scripted speeches!
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street (Lobby) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
No outside beverages. Cocktails and other beverages are available for purchase at the hotel and along the route. Drinking on the street is legal in plastic cups. Recommendations can be offered upon request (or maybe just because it's fun!).

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Product ID: 53173