New Orleans Garden District And Cemetery Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    2323 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Return Details :
    Commander's Palace, 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Boasting the worlds largest collection of 19th century American Southern style mansions, the Garden District of New orleans deserves special attention and a tour of its own! View unique architecture, oak tree-lined streets, manicured gardens, and the homes of some of Americas most famed celebritiesboth past and presentas you leisurely stroll through this neighborhood. Stop at Lafayette cemetery no. 1, arguably Americas most infamous graveyard. The above ground crypts of this city of the dead have appeared in numerous blockbuster films including Double Jeopardy, and Interview with the Vampire. Other highlights include Briggs-staub house, Colonel Short's Villa, Commanders Palace restaurant, Lonsdale House, Musson House, Payne House, The Rink, Robinson House, Toby-Westfeldt House, and celebrity homes of Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, Ella Brennan, and John Goodman.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Briggs-staub house

The only Gothic Revival house in the district was built in 1849.

Pass By: Louise S. McGehee School

Bradish Johnson House, built in 1872

Pass By: Colonel Short's Villa

Exquisite home once owned by Confederate Colonel Short

Pass By: Lafayette Cemetery No.1, New orleans, Louisiana

Popular above ground cemetery featured in TV and Film

Inclusions

Professional guide

Local guide

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Feb-2020

    Graham is a professional historian and longtime resident of the city. He was a wealth of information about history, culture and architecture—all in a personable presentation. Top tier.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    Our guide, Randy, was terrific! The amount of information he gave us was unbelievable and all so interesting.
    My only complaint is directed at whomever I spoke to on the phone. She told us we would see the outside of the cemetery that Maria Laveau was laid to rest. I was disappointed about the misinformation but Randy made up for this with his funny tour.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Great walking tour with knowledgable, humorous and interesting guide Randy. Learned history, culture and fun stories.

  • 15-Oct-2019

    Beautiful homes along St. Charles and the Garden District. I learned interesting aspects about the area and enjoyed seeing a few homes of the stars. Pleasant way to tour. Easy walking.

  • 10-Jul-2018

    Great job. We were the only ones so we benefitted from Randy’s vast knowledge of New Irleans.... would recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans

  • 07-Apr-2018

    TC Elliott was outstanding. Knowledgeable and funny. Set a great pace.

  • 02-Apr-2018

    We really enjoyed this walking tour. It took about 2 hours 15 minutes or so with a rest stop and we saw quite a few impressive homes in the area. Tara was our guide, and she did a great job pointing out the interesting history behind a number of properties, including the homes of a few celebrities. The cemetery was fascinating, and we learned a lot about burial customs and even the origin of a number of popular sayings. Overall time well spent, we'd definitely recommend.

  • 06-Mar-2018

    Our guide, Randy, was fantastic! He provided a wonderful overview of the history of the city and the relevance of the Garden District. Some in our group would not describe themselves as 'history buffs' and were expecting more about gardens They LOVED the tour and talked about it throughout the weekend.
    It is an EXCELLENT value and really enjoyable 2 hours. I am grateful we had Randy as our guide ... he is very knowledgeable, open to any questions and very charming.... he is an outstanding host for that beautiful city!

  • 17-Feb-2018

    Our tour guide Randy made this a great tour. He had plenty of stories of current and previous owners, New Orleans and the history of the area. The houses are also gorgeous. The cemetery part was less interesting though Randy did do a great job with his stories. Marie Laveau's tomb is not here, nor Nicholas Cage's. Easy walk.

  • 16-Feb-2018

    The Garden District is full of history, interesting architecture and cultural significance in the history of New Orleans and the nation. Our guide as informed, friendly and a joy to be with. Walking on the rough sidewalks of the Garden District neighborhoods was a little difficult because you had to look down at the broken pavement, missing the beautiful surroundings.

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