Mary LaCoste

“Scary” Mary LaCoste, is retired and famous for giving ghost tours of the French Quarter. Giving tours is primarily a labor of love for Mary; nobody gets rich guiding tours. It is also, as she says, “a way to get my daily exercise.”

  • December 13, 2011    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    NOLA Tours

    Challenging New Orleans’ Tour-Guide Licensing Scheme

    In New Orleans, it is a crime to charge people for a talking tour without first getting permission from the government. City officials require every tour guide to pass a history exam, undergo a drug test and an FBI criminal background check every two years merely for speaking. People who give tours without a license…

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