Educational Resources

Special Group Tours

Create your own unique New Orleans experience!

Customized tours of the historic New Orleans area, including cemeteries, private homes, the Garden District, plantations and other specialty tours may be arranged on a group basis.

We also offer multi-lingual tours. In 2011, Friends of the Cabildo provided all tours for the 2011 American Institute of Architects. The Friend’s guides provided AIA with 38 customized guided tours as well as 8 self-guided tours. All of these tours can be provided and adapted for private tours.

Please let us know if there are any special tours of the French Quarter that you would like to see us provide.

Contact FOC Executive Director Jason Strada at

School Group Tours

Book your visit with the Louisiana State Museum Here

Admission to the Louisiana State Museum for school groups are free to the schools. Friends of the Cabildo provides add-on programs  that include walking tours, guided docent tours of the museums and presentations at schools ahead of the school’s visit. To learn more about our add-on programs please contact Barbara Holdsworth at or contact the Friends of the Cabildo office at (504) 523-3939.

Lesson Plans that can be downloaded before schools arrive 

Pontalba Exhibit Lesson Plan

We Love You New Orleans Lesson Plan

Zoom Classes

Since the 2013 Friends of the Cabildo has been hosting adult history classes on New Orleans and Louisiana history and culture but since 2020 we now have recordings of many of our classes. Although it’s not live, the level of experts the FOC has teaching these classes continue to be of interest to the public. Classes are usually multiple 2-hour sessions and between 3-6 classes.  To learn more or to purchase a recording of a class please contact Jason Strada at or contact the Friends of the Cabildo office at (504) 523-3939.

Available Classes

History of New Orleans Jazz, History of New Orleans Architecture, History of Carnival, Neighborhoods of New Orleans Class, Researching Your New Orleans Property Lecture, Unknown Legends of New Orleans Music

Spanish Heritage Program 

Friends of the Cabildo founded its Spanish Heritage program in 2017 to work with Spanish Immersion Schools and Spanish classes in the region to advance learning experiences for all levels of students. The program consists of a powerpoint entitled “The Statues Tell the Story,” which details the six monuments in New Orleans and their relationship to the city and Spain, Latin and South America. Also can be added is a Spanish focused walking your and docent tour of the Cabildo or Capital Park Museum (Baton Rouge). To learn more about our Spanish Heritage program please contact Barbara Holdsworth at or contact the Friends of the Cabildo office at (504) 523-3939.

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