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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

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From US$39.00
  • Walk through New Orleans’ Garden District during this guided tour
  • Go inside the Opera Guild Home—this tour is one of the few to do so
  • Hear historical facts from a guide you might not learn otherwise
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
From US$39.00
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
From US$39.00

This New Orleans Garden District walking tour takes you behind the usually closed doors of its antebellum mansions. Travel by coach to the famous New Orleans neighborhood from the French Quarter, and walk the streets with your guide who shares stories and fun facts about the antebellum mansions as you go. Book ahead as this tour is one of the only ones that allows you inside the Opera Guild Home.

What to Expect

This Garden District tour starts with a pickup by coach from your French Quarter hotel in New Orleans.

Once you arrive in the Garden District, a neighborhood known for having some of the most splendid, preserved antebellum mansions in the South, follow your guide on foot through the neighborhood.

Learn about the antebellum mansions and their ownerspast and present, from Jefferson Davis to Anne Rice. Look out for a house that’s owned by actress Sandra Bullock.

This guided tour also leads you inside the elegant Civil War-era Opera Guild Home, so you can explore the interior. It’s one of the only tours in the area that lets you step inside.

Afterward, journey through the above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery before stopping at Magazine Po-Boy Shop for food or a drink (own expense).

The trip ends with drop-off at your French Quarter hotel.

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1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Very nice tour

This tour was very enjoyable. Mary E. was a knowledgeable and pleasant guide, although she did offer a bit more personal information than was necessary. There was a ton of information and lots of houses & mansions covered. It was great seeing the house inspiration...More

Thank TMcCaw
Reviewed 1 week ago
Garden district

excellent tour of the garden district. Our guide Mary E was friendly and very informative. The garden district is beautiful and a nice break from the French quarter.

Thank zazu12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour to do if in New Orleans

Really enjoyed this tour in New Orleans. Our guide Mary E knew her info and made the tour very interesting and really enjoyable. She grew up in New Orleans and knew her facts and even had great suggestions for other things to do. Saw many...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exactly what I was hoping for

Mary E. did a great job showing us the garden district. I'm a huge Ann Rice fan so it was really cool to see more than one of the homes she lived in while she wrote some of her books. Really enjoyed seeing the Women's...More

Thank hungry4cookies73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Walking Tour

We had a great walking tour with Mary E. as our tour guide. The houses were great to look at and she did a great job of explaining the history of the area and the houses.

Thank NVaTraveler05
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Douglas L
April 6, 2018|
Response from Katie S | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself is 2 hours but plan on an extra 15 minutes or so getting from the meeting place to the start of the tour in the Garden District. Also another 15 minutes getting back to the original meeting place which is by... More
Rich D
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Noble81 | Reviewed this property |
The pick up point is at their little office on the river. A couple of streets over from Bourbon Street. An easy walk. Not sure about what the plan is on Sundays for the cemetery. The cemetery tour was very short.