Garden District / Lafayette Cemetery Tour

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Key Details
Duration
2 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Live Guide
English
Wheelchair Accessible

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What You'll Do
  • See the homes of authors Anne Rice, John Goodman and Archie Manning
  • Enjoy the towering Southern Live Oak trees, magnificent Crepe Myrtles and Magnolia trees that give you the feeling of walking through a fairy tale
  • Explore inside of Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans' oldest Municipal Cemetery
Overview
The New Orleans Garden District, with stunning Mansions and graceful towering Live Oaks, is home to movie stars, authors and sports legends, and Lafayette Cemetery, filming site of many famous movies such as Interview with a Vampire and Double Jeopardy.
What to Expect
"The houses and mansions are structures of wild grace: Italianate, Gothic, Romanesque and Greek Revival stand in a long line, with Roman Catholic art, sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades, 30-foot columns, gloriously beautiful double pitched roofs. All the architecture of the whole wide world, and it doesn’t move." – Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1, 2004
You are invited to join this leisurely stroll through the stunning "Garden District" of New Orleans. See the stomping ground of authors, poets, movie stars, artists and sports legends. Enjoy the towering Southern Live Oak trees, magnificent Crepe Myrtles, and the stunning Magnolias that some have said makes walking through the neighborhood akin to walking through a fairy tale. Learn the deep and rich history of the area and how it fits into the overall story of New Orleans, including 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. You will also get a chance to visit the oldest Municipal Cemetery in New Orleans Lafayette #1 the site of filming for many famous movies and TV shows including Interview with a Vampire and Double Jeopardy. Learn about New Orleans above ground burial practices and join in some gossip about dead people. 
The tour meets at Brick and Spoon Restaurant, located at 2802 Magazine Street. Come an hour early and enjoy what Travel and Leisure has ranked as one of the "Top 10 Breakfasts in the US". If you don't have time for a full breakfast be sure to at least a few minutes before the tour to enjoy free beignets and $10.95 bottomless mimosas courtesy of Brick and Spoon.
What's Included
  • Entrance to Lafayette Cemetery
  • Tax
  • Free Beignets
  • 10.95 bottomless mimosas at your starting location, Brick & Spoon
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities are at your discretion
Meeting Point

The Tour meets at Brick and Spoon Restaurant located at 2802 Magazine St. Come an hour early and enjoy what Travel and Leisure has ranked as one of the "Top 10 Breakfasts in the US". If you don't have time for a full breakfast be sure to at least a few minutes before the tour to enjoy free Benigets and 10.95 bottomless mimosas courtesy of Brick and Spoon. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Begins from The Brick & Spoon on the corner of Magazine St and Washington Streets. Ends outside the gates of Lafayette Cemetery across from Commander's Palace. Tour length 2 hours. Walking distance right at 1 mile.

Please note, from Saturday December 3, 2017 this tour will no longer start from The Brick and Spoon. The new starting place will be: Starbucks Coffee, 2801 Magazine Street.

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