New Orleans Garden District, Movie, And TV Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Daily at 1:00 pm
  • Departure Details :
    Lafayette Cemetery No.1
  • Return Details :
    Buckner Mansion aka American Horror Story Coven House 1410 Jackson Ave New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Celebrity hounds will deeply enjoy this intimate 2-hour walking tour around the historical Garden District in uptown New Orleans.  This neighborhood is listed in the National Historic Registry.  Its where many stars, such as Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, horror novelist Anne Rice, and football legend Archie Manning (father of Eli and Payton Manning) call home.  You will learn which major movie/TV star purchased a rock star house!  You will also see the house that Nicolas Cage and Anne Rice both once owned.  And lets not forget the house where Brad Pitt filmed the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. This tour meets in front gate of the Lafayette Cemetery #1, where scenes from movies and TV shows, such as The Originals, NCIS New Orleans, Double Jeopardy, JFK and Interview with the Vampire were filmed.  The tour guide will provide amazing stories and trivia along the way to captivate your imagination and bring the city alive.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Know More about this tour

The tour meets and starts at the front gate of Lafayette Cemetery #1, where Double Jeopardy was filmed. This cemetery is an extremely popular site location for filming, as it is evocative and eerie, with many above-ground crypts and tombs.

Right off, you will see a site where a scene from NCIS New Orleans Halloween episode.

The tour will then head over to a tomb that has no burials recorded within it. You will learn more about New Orleans burial practices and why most people buried their dead above, rather than below, the ground.

The next tomb you visit will be the tomb that horror writer Anne Rice used as the slumber and hiding place for the Vampire Lestat in The Vampire Chronicles.

Just a few feet way is where production companies built temporary tombs for the filming of The Originals and Double Jeopardy.

The Originals is another favorite TV show filmed in the Lafayette Cemetery 1. As we walk through the cemetery, you will see the various places they filmed key moments of the show.

Your guide will then lead you to the beautiful Secret Garden, a setting for the emotional scene from Interview with the Vampire where Louis submitted to Lestat to become a vampire himself.

Leaving the cemetery, youll be taken past the Commanders Palace, a world-renowned restaurant where Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse once worked and many celebrities such as novelist Anne Rice and actor John Goodman are frequent patrons.

The tour will then pass the house from the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Tour members will hear how a local couple ended up getting cast in the movie.

Across the street is actress Sandra Bullocks residence.

Next, you will visit the Catholic Rectory, which has a colorful past; in fact, it became Anne Rices guest house before being bought by actor Nick Cage. You might not be surprised to know that it has a haunted history too!

The next stop on the tour is John Goodmans house, which had previously been the home of rockstar Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

For our sports fans, you will even get to see New Orleans Saints football legend Archie Mannings home. This is the area where Eli and Payton grew up and played catch on the streets with their father. Next door is a house where scenes from the move JFK were filmed.

Then its a bit further on to the house on First Street where Anne Rice once lived. The house was also the inspirational setting for Rices The Mayfair Witches in the Witching Hour chronicles.


Before finishing the tour, youll be shown the film locations for some scenes from NCIS New Orleans and American Horror Story Freak Show.

The final stop on the tour is the imposing Gothic building, the Buckner mansion, which was used in the filming of American Horror Story and is famously referred to as the Coven House, after the series of the same name.

Inclusions

  • Admission to walking tour
  • Local professional guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Transportation to/from meet-up location

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair