Guided tour

New Orleans: Garden District Tour

New Orleans: Garden District Tour

From US$ 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 236 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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My husband and I loved the tour. Our tour guide Jeremiah was very helpful and knowledgeable. He explained to us about the architecture of the Garden District and showed us many cool landmarks. He also told us how to get to the American Horror Story TV show Coven. It was so awesome. We did take a 10 minute break half way into the tour.

October 11, 2021

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.

February 20, 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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September 25, 2019

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