New Orleans Handicap Accessible Activities, Tours & Attractions

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May 17 - May 23

History & Haunts Nighttime Carriage Tour

359 ratings
1 Hr.
Royal Carriages is the premier carriage tour company in New Orleans and the History & Haunts Carriage Tour is a thrilling insider's view of the French Quarter after dark. With a knowledgeable and hospitable tour guide, guests will trot around the Quarter's streets hearing tales of ghosts and ghouls. What a wonderful way to see the town, learn a bit of history, and experience a one of a kind adventure.
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Steamboat Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch

712 ratings
2 Hrs.
Explore the history of New Orleans with a ride aboard the Steamboat Natchez, the city’s only authentic steam-powered paddle wheeler. Arrive early for a calliope concert atop the boat. Enjoy captivating views and informative narrative, delicious food (optional), Jazz music performed by the Steamboat Stompers in an outside area, and a history of jazz. Also get an opportunity to check out the steam room to see how the boat operates. Let the good times roll on the Steamboat Natchez! Book your spot now!
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Mardi Gras World Admission & Self-Guided Tour With Complimentary Shuttle Transportation

251 ratings
Come see where and how Mardi Gras is made! This is the only a tour that offers a real, behind-the-scenes look at the one and only Mardi Gras! The fantastical floats are handcrafted by NOLA artists all year long and are the highlight of the party during parade season. This hour-long tour allows visitors to take a sneak peek at the newest designs! Learn about what makes New Orleans famous: Mardi Gras! Book your spot today!
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner Buffet

413 ratings
2 Hrs.
Be a part of the action on this 2-hour cruise on an authentic steamboat! Enjoy dancing to Jazz music performed by the Grammy nominated Dukes Of Dixieland in an outside area, and a history of jazz. Take in the skyline of New Orleans from one of the relaxing decks as guests cruise the mighty Mississippi River. The optional dinner includes endless Creole and Cajun dishes to indulge in. Book your Jazz cruise today!
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The French Quarter & Marigny Carriage Tour

176 ratings
60 Min.
Hop aboard a comfortable carriage and see the French Quarter & its picturesque neighborhoods the way it was meant to be seen! These award-winning carriage tours feature licensed tour guides and are fully narrated, providing guests with a ride that is both scenic, entertaining, and fact-filled. This particular route travels through the quieter, lesser trafficked areas of the French Quarter and the neighboring areas known for its colorful Creole architecture and live jazz music venues NOT on Bourbon Street.
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

Barataria Swamp Large Airboat Tour

48 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Half high-speed airboat ride and half rugged Louisiana swamp tour, get up close to wild alligators on this Barataria Swamp Large Airboat Tour. Cruise through the beautiful Louisiana cypress swamps, less than a 30-minute drive from the French Quarter. Step outside the normal tourist hotspots in favor of some rest, relaxation, and wild adventure in the Louisiana backcountry. Book your tour today!
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New Orleans Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

516 ratings
See New Orleans in a whole new way. City Sightseeing is the most convenient, fun, and affordable sightseeing tour around. Ride along on one of the classic red, double-decker, open-top buses with live guided commentary. You are free to exit the buses whenever and wherever, spending as much time as desired in your preferred locations. The tour route includes stops at all New Orleans’ top attractions, shops, and restaurants with discounts and deals all along the way, so don't miss the bus, hop on a New Orleans Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Bus today!
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Creole Queen Jazz Cruise with Optional Dinner Buffet

356 ratings
2.5 Hrs.
Join an unforgettable experience aboard the Creole Queen, a stunning paddlewheel boat that will take you on a 2-hour cruise along the Mighty Mississippi River. Marvel at the skyline views of New Orleans as you glide through one of the world's busiest river ports. With the swinging sounds of Sullivan Dabney, Jr. and the Muzik Jazz Band, you'll be transported back to the golden era of jazz music. Take a stroll along the promenade deck, where you can admire the city lights and soak up the romantic atmosphere under a canopy of stars. For an even more indulgent experience, indulge in an optional dinner buffet of Creole delicacies, carefully crafted by talented chefs. Experience the magic of New Orleans from the water and make unforgettable memories with friends, family, or that special someone. Book today!
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French Quarter Ghost & Vampire Storytelling Walking Tour

131 ratings
2 Hrs.
New Orleans #1 award-winning haunted tour. Discover historical lore of hauntings and vampires with these master storytellers. Begin the tour in a voodoo lounge, with 2-for-1 hurricane cocktail specials. Walk the streets with your guide and find haunted homes like the Lalaurie Mansion and the Sultan's Palace, whose countless murders directly inspired, "American Horror Story: Coven." If you like history and paranormal activity, book now for an evening of frightful fun in NOLA's French Quarter.
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The Cajun Experience - Combo Swamp & Plantation Guided Tour with Transportation From New Orleans

119 ratings
7 Hrs.
From rugged Louisiana bayou to refined Southern majesty, this combination of wildlife and plantation tour delivers the best of both worlds all in one. Adventure out to the Manchac Swamp to visit alligators and other regional wildlife like eagles, hogs, and cranes and then make your way up the historic River Road for a plantation tour packed with amazing scenery and compelling history. Choose between Laura Plantation: A Creole Heritage Site or the iconic Oak Alley Plantation. Don't miss your chance to learn all about culture and the critters of Lousiana, book your spot now!
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Historical Mississippi River Cruise with Optional Lunch

141 ratings
2 Hrs.
A river voyage aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler is one of the most iconic activities to be enjoyed in New Orleans. View the French Quarter and the Port of New Orleans from the river, while enjoying historical narration and delicious Creole and Cajun cuisine! Disembark at the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and tour the Chalmette Battlefield. Enjoy the history, nature, taste, and culture of New Orleans, all on one tour! Book now!
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Booked 2 times in last 48 hrs

The National World War II Museum

163 ratings
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Take a flight through history at the number 1 attraction in New Orleans and one of the Top 10 Museums worldwide, The National WWII Museum. This museum’s collection of artifacts, interactive exhibits, and moving personal stories convey the war’s epic story in a way that informs and inspires while educating today’s generations about the price of freedom and honoring those who gave so much to secure it. Soar to new heights with the 4-D film "Beyond All Boundaries" experience. Don't miss your chance to see this for yourself, book your spot today!
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Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour with Optional Transportation

96 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Take a fascinating boat trip into a Louisiana swamp. Experience South Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park. Native guides will reveal the mysteries of the swamps and the Cajun "joie de vivre' - joy of life. Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, snakes, and more! Book today!
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Houmas House Plantation & Gardens w/ Guided Tour

30 ratings
Once you've visited Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in person, you'll know why it is called "The Crown Jewel of Louisiana's River Road." In fact, this grand estate was so lavish, that it was described by many as "The Sugar Palace." The mansion and grounds have been thoroughly restored and enhanced to reflect the opulent lifestyle and grandeur of the successful sugar barons who once lived in Houmas House. Guides in period dress offer visitors an entertaining glimpse into the resplendent world of southern plantation life. Inside, guests will find history reflected in the many antique furnishings and works of art that grace the home's 16 glorious rooms. Outside, visitors can stroll through 38 acres of breathtaking, lush gardens, which are replanted throughout the year to reflect the season. Book today!
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Oak Alley Plantation Guided Tour With Transportation From The French Quarter

40 ratings
5 Hrs.
Experience Oak Alley Plantation, a National Historic site built in 1839, and its beautiful grounds in all of their glory on this guided history and cultural tour through the mansion and grounds. From the moment you arrive, you are treated to the beauty of Oak Alley's quarter-mile-long alley of 28 live oak trees, each over 250 years old. The plantation has even been the setting for such motion pictures as "Interview with a Vampire" and "Primary Colors." Reserve your tour today and take in the plantation's beauty, history, and culture with an expert guide and get transportation to and from the French Quarter.
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New Orleans Food Demo - Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Pralines

61 ratings
2 - 2.5 Hrs.
The New Orleans School of Cooking is where food, fun, and folklore are all on the menu! Creole/Cajun experts teach New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Pralines, and season them with history, trivia, and tall tales. Learn the basics of Louisiana Cooking in a way guests will never forget. It’s a “ga-ron-teed” good time for all!
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Adventures of Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour with Optional Transportation from New Orleans

90 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Take a journey into the bayous and swamplands of south Louisiana on this incredible swamp tour! Located just 35 minutes south of downtown New Orleans, this is the perfect chance to see the beauty that Louisiana has to offer. From the comfort of a pontoon boat, discover an abundance of fantastic wildlife like alligators, blue herons, bald eagles, wild boars, and more. Uncover the secrets of the swamp, book an excursion today!
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Small Group Garden District Stories & Secrets Tour

14 ratings
2 Hrs.
Explore the majestic beauty of the 19th-century mansions and elegant gardens of New Orleans' Garden District on this Small Group Garden District Stories & Secrets Tour. Enjoy one of the most historic and beautiful neighborhoods that you will ever see and accompany an engaging and entertaining tour guide as you make your way through one of the Big Easy's best-kept secrets. In addition to the blocks of mansions, gardens, and scenic, tree-lined avenue, this tour will also visit the outskirts of Lafayette Cemetery #1 established in 1832. Small groups means more time for questions, more photography, and customizable experiences aplenty!
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Adults 18+ Ghost, Voodoo, Vampire Tour

21 ratings
2 Hrs.
Come along on a chilling and revealing experience you won't soon forget on the haunted Ghost, Voodoo, Vampire Tour. This walking tour unearths New Orleans' most sinister figures and tragic tales. Explore stories of the paranormal, learn the city's dark lore, and brave the shadows on a 2 hour stroll like no other. From vampires to voodoo, if you enjoy a good fright this is the dark-history tour for you. This tour is for those ages 18 and up only.
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is New Orleans handicap accessible?

Due to the historic nature of the city, New Orleans is not the most handicap accessible town in the country. Old, cracked sidewalks make for accessibility hazards when making your way through the French Quarter, so it’s important to prepare and be aware. On the other hand, New Orleans is mostly flat, so struggling uphill or worrying about falling downhill isn’t really an issue. Most curbs will have banks, as well, for easy mobility. Many restaurants and establishments have also been renovated to accommodate some accessibility needs. For guests in a wheelchair, it is recommended to bring a travel ramp along, in case you encounter a building without a ramp or that has one small step.

2. What are the top New Orleans handicap accessible activities?

Top New Orleans handicap accessible activities include the following: lunch and dinner cruises, ghost tours, Mardi Gras World, National World War II Museum, cooking classes, swamp tours, plantation tours, city tours, bus tours, and more!

3. What are the best ways to see the city for those with accessibility needs?

The best ways to see the city for those with accessibility needs include hopping on a News Orleans bus tour, riding in style on a guided city tour, and rolling down the river on an unforgettable lunch or dinner cruise!

4. Is transportation available?

This will vary depending on the activity you select, but some tours do provide transportation to and from the activity. Please be sure to go over the restrictions and cancellation policy before booking, as it will have detailed information like if transportation is included or not, and if said transportation is handicap accessible.

5. Are there any places to rent equipment if needed?

Mr. Wheelchair is a company in New Orleans that rents out medical equipment to those visiting the area. They rent scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, and more! Some activities in New Orleans will also have rentals available upon arrival, as well. The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is a good example of this, as they have wheelchairs that you can rent when you get there, and they are available on a first come first serve basis.


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