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MuleTown

This fully narrated tour illustrates the integral part mules and horses played in the founding and development of New Orleans and includes a stop at the Royal Carriages Stables where guests will get to meet our mules!

MuleTown is the fascinating story of New Orleans told through the eyes (and long ears) of the mules, horses, and donkeys that have worked beside the people of the city since its beginning. Learn how one of the busiest ports in the world managed it's day to day operations by transporting goods with a team of mules, or how the earlier forms of public transit consisted of a mule-drawn streetcar along St. Charles Avenue toting a heavy number of passengers. Discover the details of how French Quarter residents owned and operated personal carriages throughout the 19th century, and how these animals also assisted us with grieving during funeral processions or reveling during our Carnival and Mardi Gras Celebrations.
 

MuleTown Tour Participants are granted with the opportunity to visit the oldest operating stable in the city, which was originally a funeral home dating back the 1850s. Tour Participants can meet and interact with the famous carriage mules of the French Quarter and see where they relax in the city. 

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We loved this. Our driver, Thiebaud, regaled us with historic tales of Napoleon, Joan of Arc, Andrew Jackson, Tennessee Williams, Lee Harvey Oswald, and, of course, Richard Simmons. Why is it that the locals always bring up Richard Simmons? We also heard about the Great Fire, the Second Great Fire, the Big Hurricane, the Next Big Hurricane, and the flood. Seems that God has done his best to take down this city, but the locals aren't having any of that. Such a relaxing/educating/romantic way to see the French Quarter.

Chznone - TripAdvisor December 2016

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