Friday, Jan 22, 8-10:30 AM

Carrollton Neighborhood Tour

La Madeleine French Bakery & Café
Getting there
601 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA

Carrollton Neighborhood Tour Dates: - Friday, December 4th 10 a.m. (Sold Out) - Friday, December 11th 10 a.m. (Sold Out) - Friday, January 1st 12 pm. - Friday, January 22nd 10 a.m. Departing from Le Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe (601 S. Carrollton Ave.) 8 person limit tour - tickets must be purchased in advance $25 - General Admission | $20 Friends of the Cabildo Member. Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/CarrolltonNeighborhoodTour Friends of the Cabildo is releasing its newest book New Orleans Architecture Series Volume IX: Carrollton and to celebrate the release we are bringing a new neighborhood tour: Carrollton. The Carrollton neighborhood is one of the most iconic Uptown neighborhoods as the former city of Carrollton, once the seat of Jefferson Parish and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The City of Carrollton begins in the early eighteenth century as one of the many upriver communities just west of New Orleans. Its fields and plantations afforded early homesteaders tillable farmland and easy access to the Mississippi River. Later, during the War of 1812, American troops led by William Carroll encamped there, and the area was subsequently named for the general. In 1831, developers purchased the land, subdivided it, and began construction of a road and a RAILROAD linking the area to New Orleans. Local officials reorganized Carrollton in 1845—by then a village of about 1,000 residents—as a town in Jefferson Parish, and in 1859 a charter officially incorporated it as a city. Just fifteen years later, the City of New Orleans annexed Carrollton—now replete with schools, public gardens, and brick-paved streets—as the Seventh Municipal District. Tickets are in will-call format. In order to make these tours as safe as possible, we will require face masks for all guests, and we will utilize the Vox Audio Tour Whisper System in order to maintain social distance. Advance reservations are required and limited to 8 guests. Friends of the Cabildo New Orleans Architecture Series — Volume IX: Carrollton available for purchase at the 1850 House Museum Store 523 St. Ann St. or https://www.1850housestore.com/products/new-orleans-architecture-volume-ix-carrollton