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 248 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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We had the luck of having Jeremiah as our guide. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the history in the stories he told us about what we experienced on the tour, and were very grateful for the pace at which he kept the tour going. The Garden District is absolutely stunning, and in our opinion an absolute must-see. Hopefully you can get Jeremiah as your guide because again - he was totally great!

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November 10, 2022

The garden district tour was my favorite in NOLA! That probably has to do with our tour guide, Lee. Extremely knowledgeable about the homes, architecture, the area, and it’s history. It was educational and so much fun thanks to him! We liked his stories so much we booked another of his tours specifically!

July 26, 2022

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

Product ID: 73282