Hurricane Katrina bus tour
- Guided tour of Katrina-impacted neighborhoods in New Orleans
- Hurricane Katrina Memorial, dedicated to the 1,800 lives lost in the storm
- Devasted neighborhoods like Lakeview, Gentilly and St. Bernard
- Stories of rebuilding efforts—some championed by celebrities
Get an eyewitness account of the events surrounding the most devastating natural - and man-made - disaster on American soil with a local’s chronology of events leading up to Hurricane Katrina and the days immediately following the disaster.
On this tour you will:
- learn the history of the original city, the French Quarter, and why it was built at this particular location along the Mississippi River
- drive past an actual levee that “breached” and see the resulting devastation that displaced hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents
- learn the direct connection between America’s disappearing coastal wetlands, oil and gas pipelines, levee protection and hurricane destruction
- see the Lakeview, Gentilly, St. Bernard, and the Ninth Ward neighborhoods
- see the volume and variety of products “offloaded” in the multimodal port of New Orleans, the second largest port in the country, and then distributed to your hometown
- understand how 30% of the seafood (fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters, and crawfish) harvested in the lower 48 states comes from the coastal wetlands in South Louisiana
- have a better understanding of events pre- and post-Katrina and the “Rebirth of New Orleans!”
NOTE: Gray Line contributes $1 per passenger on this tour to LowerNine.org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization involved in the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward.
- Guided tour of New Orleans
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Food and beverages
- Gratuity (optional)
- Pick-up and drop-off from/to hotel
- Children (ages 0-5): free
- Children (ages 6-12): reduced
600 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
- Gray Line Light House on the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River) Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River
- Children 5 and younger are complimentary
- This activity is wheelchair accessible
- This bus tour has a minimal amount of walking during the tour stops
- Pick-up is not included
- Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. Please submit any special requests at least 48 hours in advance of your reservation
- Tour departs daily at 1.00pm from March to November
- Tour departs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 1.00pm from November to March
- All tours and cruises depart from the Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River.
- You will find the Gray Line offices directly behind the JAX Brewery, which is located at 600 Decatur St. The ticket office is directly in front of the Steamboat Natchez
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