New Orleans: Garden District Tour

New Orleans: Garden District Tour

From $20 per person

See the stunning mansions and movie star homes of the New Orleans Garden District and marvel at the majestic Southern live oak trees. Then, hear tales of Lafayette #1 Cemetery (from outside the gates due to a temporary closure).

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • See the homes of Anne Rice, John Goodman and Archie Manning
  • Admire the towering Southern live oak trees and magnificent Crepe Myrtles
  • Learn about the above ground burial rites at Lafayette #1 Cemetery
Full description
Set off to admire houses and mansions of various styles, from the Italianate to the Gothic, Romanesque and Greek Revival. Marvel at the sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades, 30-foot columns and double-pitched roofs. Follow in the footsteps of the authors, poets, movie stars, artists and sports legends who have made the Garden District their home. Be mesmerized by the towering Southern live oak trees, magnificent Crepe Myrtles and stunning magnolias that can make walking through the neighborhood feel like walking through a fairytale. Learn the rich history of the area and how it fits into the overall story of New Orleans. Hear about the jealousy and mistrust that led to the "new money" of the "garish" Americans trying to show up the splendor and glory of the "old money" Europeans on the other side of town. Visit the city's oldest municipal cemetery at Lafayette #1 (outside only), and discover where so many famous movies and TV shows have been shot. Hear about the above ground burial practices of New Orleans, and join in some gossip about the dead.
Includes
  • Tax
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
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

Starbucks Coffee, 2801 Magazine Street.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The tour lasts 2 hours, with a walking distance of approximately 1 mile
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 234 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5
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This is a great way to see the Garden District. It is a 2 hour walking tour so it gives you a taste of the area and the architecture but is not overwhelming. Note - the sidewalks in New Orleans have personality due to the roots of the fabulous trees in the City. Probably not the best choice for folks that are mobility challenged.

20 February 2020

Great Tour with Dylan as our guide

We had a very enjoyable tour around the Garden District. Dylan our guide was passionate about the area and made it fun and very interesting. His historical knowledge was amazing. It was a shame the council had closed the cemetery but nevertheless Dylan walked us around the outside and gave us lots of interesting facts about it. We would highly recommend this tour , and ask for Dylan

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25 September 2019

Erin was our guide for the walking tour and she did a great job, providing interesting facts about the area and the architecture. Erin was lively and animated, keeping our interest for the entire two hours. We highly recommend this tour and if you go, I hope Erin is your guide!

6 February 2019

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