New Orleans: Garden District Walking and Storytelling Tour

New Orleans: Garden District Walking and Storytelling Tour

From $25 per person

Join a guided walk in New Orleans’ enchanting Garden District and hear the stories of the fascinating events and people who shaped it. See stunning mansions and elegant lush gardens. Peek into an above-ground cemetery, currently closed to the public.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Peek inside the gates of Lafayette Cemetery #1, now currently closed to the public
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk past the antebellum mansions of the Garden District
  • Hear fascinating stories of the people behind the neighborhood's magnificent homes and gardens
  • End your tour close to eclectic Magazine Street, a great shopping and dining destination
Full description
Start your 2-hour tour with a brief history of New Orleans and the Garden District. Walk along elegant tree-lined streets and discover the neighborhood's distinctive architectural style. Learn about the risk-takers, speculators and dreamers who established it as a wealthy suburb after the Louisiana Purchase. Peek inside the gates of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, which is currently closed to the public, where your guide will explain New Orleans' interesting above-ground interment customs. At the end of the tour, continue to explore the cemetery and the Garden District, or head over to Magazine Street for great shopping and fun dining and cocktail options.
Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Expert guide
  • Water
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

The meeting point is the Gracious Bakery, 2854 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Due to the uneven walking surfaces in the area, sturdy walking shoes (and wheelchairs, if necessary) are strongly recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 173 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5
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Our tour guide James honestly made this experience that much better. I’m glad he was our tour guide. They kept the group small to 5 people. Wear comfy shoes closed toe because there’s a lot of cracks and holes in the sidewalks, you might trip, I did lol. He was hilarious and explained so much. The Lafayette cemetery no 1 is closed to visitors but you could see it really good through the gate. He also had a binder with pictures which were super cool to see. I recommend a water bottle and/or fan and use the restroom before you go because you won’t find any around the area. But i highly Recommend this tour. He also asked if there was anything specific any of us wanted to see and i said The American horror story house that they filmed at and we went by and he took pics for us. Thank you so much!

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11 April 2021

Tour was amazing and I would recommend her to everyone.

My partner and me were visiting New Orleans for the first time and didn’t know much about the city. We booked Libby because her tour fascinated us and it was right choice. She was simply amazing, she confirmed booking right away. We met at local coffee shop and walked around the Garden District. She is very knowledgeable, easy going and interesting to listen to. She introduced a lot of information about history, culture and traditions. She explained architecture’s style and cemetery, she pointed out interesting sport and places to visit in the neighborhood. We had so much fun and felt in love with neighborhood and city itself. I would recommend her tour to everyone who wants to learn and explore New Orleans. We planning to come back and definitely get in touch with her again.

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18 July 2019

Jackie is an outstanding guide, friendly, helpful, a mine of informati

Jackie is an outstanding guide, friendly, helpful, and a mine of information, a local with a insider perspective. The tour was nicely paced and quite honestly, based on what I learned and experienced, I cannot wait to visit New Orleans again and to learn more about this friendly and fascinating city.

7 June 2019

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