The on-site docent-led tour of the architecture of The Collection's buildings and courtyards explores the history of French Quarter architecture, how courtyards developed, the different architectural types and styles represented in the buildings of THNOC, as well as the history of the various people who lived in the buildings. Note: this is a tour of The Collection's Royal Street complex properties, not a walking tour of the French Quarter.

Daily Public Tours (Docent Guided)
Tour: 45 minutes
Tuesday–Saturday; 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m
$5 per person; groups of eight or more should contact
Lori Boyer for reservations, (504) 598-7145;

Private Group Tours
Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
To arrange, contact Lori Boyer, (504) 598-7145;

iPod and Cell Phone Tours
The Collection also offers a free, self-guided version of the Architecture and Courtyard tours by iPod and cell phone. To experience the self-guided options, individuals can download the tour to their iPods; it is also available through iTunes (search for "New Orleans History" under "Podcasts"). For the tour via cell phone, call (504) 799-0178 to be guided along Royal and Toulouse Streets. Building-specific codes are provided at the entrances to the Merieult House (533 Royal Street), the Townhouse (714 Toulouse Street), the Williams Residence (718 Toulouse Street), the Louis Adam House (722 Toulouse Street), and the Creole Cottage (726–28 Toulouse Street).