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New Orleans: 2-Hour Homes of the Rich & Famous Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Haunted History Tours

New Orleans: 2-Hour Homes of the Rich & Famous Walking Tour

Activity provider: Haunted History Tours

From US$ 25 per person

Discover the Homes of the Rich & Famous on this immersive walking tour through the Garden District. You will experience why this neighborhood is so popular for celebrities, movie and TV locations.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the fascinating neighborhood that celebrities call home.
  • Discover the movie sites, television locations, and more.
  • Hear about neighborhood scandals and gossip.
  • Maybe see your favorite celebrity enjoying their garden.
  • Learn the history, architecture, and plant life of the American sector.
Full description
No trip to New Orleans is complete without a walk around the elegant Garden District, home to many celebrities and local icons. Originally built in the 1800's to rival the architectural splendor of the French Quarter, this gorgeous neighborhood has been the backdrop to many famous movies and television shows for decades. Walk down the oak-lined streets and hear stories and scandals of the many colorful characters from our history. This neighborhood is of one of the most scenic areas in New Orleans. Hear the fascinating history and learn of the architecture and plant life that gave way to the Garden District's name. This area is one of the most photographed in the entire state. Stroll under the shade of the majestic live oak trees, while you bask in fragrance of flowers. Marvel at the lush foliage while you view the stately mansions of the Garden District. See the homes of New Orleans’ rich and famous, including the former homes of Anne Rice and Nicholas Cage, as well as your favorite movie sites. Don’t be surprised if you walk right onto a film set. You will see locations from such popular shows as American Horror Story and CSI New Orleans and many others. See the locations that inspired Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches. Hear about celebrity gossip and scandals. This original American sector of New Orleans is so park like that you'll forget your in the city. Throughout this leisurely stroll you will get a compelling narration by friendly guides, all licensed by city authorities for their depth of knowledge and high standard of service. This 2-hour walking tour gets to the heart of the neighborhood starts at 2727 Prytania Street at the corner of Washington Avenue in front of The Rink shopping mall. The tour is offered rain or shine. There is on street parking available in this neighborhood as well as public transportation nearby. Arrive early to grab a beverage or use the restroom at the coffee shop. Recommended by Travel Channel as a must-do attraction in New Orleans, this tour will uncover some of the city’s most remarkable treasures and give you a unique perspective on this city’s fascinating history. This tour is truly unforgettable.
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  • 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Gratuity

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Meeting point

Still Perkin' Coffee Shop, 2727 Prytania Street in The Rink, on the corner of Washington Avenue. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.2/5

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Drew gave us an awesome tour, including so much fascinating history of New Orleans, its people and culture. He used his wonderful storytelling skills to go far beyond architectural details to entertain about famous individuals who have made an impact on New Orleans from original European settlement to today. He answered all questions and was thoughtful about including the entire group in discussion. We walked quite a way, stopping mid-tour for a drink and snack at a local eatery in the District, before moving on. The tour began with an excellent overview of the historical cemetery and common burial practices, including religious influences on burial traditions. Ending the tour, Drew educated us about the changing ecosystem and weather/climate influences that have always affected this below sea level city, and the challenges it faces in decades ahead. Drew was excellent! We highly recommend this tour with Drew as your guide!

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April 5, 2022

Val led us on an excellent walking tour through the Garden District after briefly stopping at the Lafayette Cemetery no. 1 and giving us many interesting facts. It is a bonus that he also happens to live in the district and has actually toured many of the homes we walked by. It was a lovely way to spend a few hours as we learned about the history of the area as well as the city.

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February 17, 2021

We were unable to hear our guide at the beginning of the tour due to construction and maintenance workers at a nearby restaurant. Tour guides should have microphones. Also, the tour information intimates that we will be going INTO a cemetery which is not the case, so it's a little deceiving.

December 31, 2020

Product ID: 13979