Garden District And Lafayette Cemetery Tour - New Orleans

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Daily at 11:00am and 1:45pm
  • Departure Details :
    Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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

Explore one of the world's most dazzling residential neighborhoods with knowledgeable and entertaining guides. Highlights include the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar; the homes of Anne Rice, Trent Reznor, Archie and Peyton Manning; Nicolas Cage, John Goodman and Sandra Bullock; the cornstalk fence; and death site of Jefferson Davis; and film site of Brad Pitt's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
Explore the famed aboveground tombs of Lafayette Cemetery #1, including the Interview with the Vampire, Double Jeopardy, and Deja Vu film sites. Learn about New Orleanspeculiarburial practices and funerary customs.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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Experience the architectural splendor of the live oak-tree lined "American" sector of town and examine the antebellum era "Creole vs. American" conflict. Witness how history and culture are reflected in the use of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic, Georgian, Swiss Chalet, Queen Anne, and more.

Explore the famed aboveground tombs of Lafayette Cemetery #1, including the Interview with the Vampire, Double Jeopardy, and Deja Vu film sites. Learn about New orleans peculiar burial practices and funerary customs.

Jefferson Fire Company No. 22 society tomb, situated across from the fictitious Mayfair family tomb featured in Anne Rice's The Witching Hour.The Garden District/Cemetery tour emphasizes history, architectural style, personal anecdotes, and tropical plant life.

Inclusions

Local guide

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Feb-2020

    David was such a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable on the history of Lafayette and the garden district old and modern. I would definitely recommend him!!

  • 05-Feb-2020

    Very informative and fun tour. Highly recommend. Good group of people and Neda was quite knowledgeable and she was fun which was the best part of the tour.

  • 21-Nov-2019

    Although we did not get to visit the Cemetery due to ongoing renovation, David Reichard, our guide provided an overview of the cemetery and took us on a guided tour of the various mansions and landmarks in the Garden District pointing out historical homes and homes of notables. David is an exceptional story teller with superb communications skills. We enjoyed the tour immensely.

  • 18-Sep-2018

    I didn't like the tour. The Tourgide was nice but it seemed like she has been a teacher for history before. She gave us way to much information. We were standing almost the whole time on the same spot and had to listen. I would have prefered to walk around the cemetery to see a little more... That's why I decided to leave the group. Maybe it was getting better after the cemetery

  • 15-Aug-2018

    My family and I had a wonderful time with Nita, our delightful guide. Nita toured us through the lovely Garden District and regaled us with stories and history of New Orleans. The tour through the cemetery was fascinating. This is a great way to get introduced to the area. Thank you, Nita!

  • 12-Jul-2018

    I can't remember our tour guide's name, but I believe she said she was a retired professor of anthropology. And boy , she was a absolute wealth of knowledge about virtually everything concerning the history of New Orleans, from its settlement, cultural diversity, the various gorgeous architectural displays , to the unique burial rituals. She even added a slight route detour to include viewing my favorite author's previous home, which made my day! This tour is an absolute must, especiallly if you are a history buff like my husband. A very enjoyable experience!

  • 10-May-2018

    This was our favorite tour on our trip to New Orleans!! Our tour guide, Dave was very knowledgeable and entertaining and a natural speaker. We learned a lot about the history and architecture of the area and the homes. He even pointed out celebrity homes! The cemetery part of the tour was also interesting as we learned about the burial process for cemeteries in New Orleans which is different then any other place. We highly recommend this tour!!

  • 22-Mar-2018

    Our guide was well informed about the cemetery and the garden district. He personalized the info he shared and made it quite interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour.

  • 21-Mar-2018

    The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting! Fun history and architectural lesson, plus viewing many celebrity houses!

  • 03-Mar-2018

    Excellent walking tour Very informative and comprehensive. Guide very knowledgeable. Left exactly on time.
    My only complaint is that it was drizzling for much of the tour, obviously not under anyone's control.

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