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Meet your guide at the corner of St. Charles and Washington Avenue (get off at stop N27 if you ride the St. Charles streetcar to the Garden District).
Wander through this verdant residential area of New Orleans to admire the many beautiful 19th-century antebellum mansions – it's the largest collection of this style of buildings in the world. At one time, this part of the city was taken up by a few plantations. These were later broken up into the separate residential plots you see today.
The streets are lined with Live Oaks, sometimes branching across roads to create lush tunnels between fine examples of quintessentially New Orleanian architectural styles. Look for scrolled cast iron fences and grand white columns.
Before concluding the tour, visit one of the city's famous above-ground cemeteries, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, which dates from the 19th century.
Enjoy an educational and leisurely stroll through one of New Orleans' most gorgeous neighborhoods with this 2-hour walking tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Hear about the history of the stately mansions along the tree-lined streets before visiting one of the city's haunting cemeteries.
Our tour guide was D.J. Hayes. He had a wealth of information regarding not only the cemetery or the garden district but New Orleans history was well. The tour was at 2 so it was extremely hot and humid but we were able to stop...More
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery tour
Our tour guide was Shawn. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. We started at the cemetery and it was a good thing, as our tour was at 2pm and the cemetery closed at 2:45 so he had to cut that part of the tour short....More
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour...even in pouring rain!
Tyler was our guide, as and he added so much value and knowledge to our experience. I would suggest taking an umbrella. We had 2 hours of pouring rain. But it was worth it!!! Tyler shared such interesting facts and history of both the cemetary...More
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile
I can't remember my guides name but I do know her name is not Jamie(another tour guide called her that and she was confused). She was very interesting and kind. She was funny and tried to make everyone feel included. This tour was so full...More
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
Garden district & cemetery tour
Went on this tour and absolutely loved it. The guide was great and knowledgeable of the history and area. The walkways are very uneven and may be a bit difficult for the very elderly or handicapped. It can also get very warm and sunny so...More
The tour is a walking tour. If you are staying in the French Quarter, you just take the streetcar to Washington and St Charles and meet there for the tour. It would be a really, really long walk from the French Quarter and... More
The tour is a walking tour. If you are staying in the French Quarter, you just take the streetcar to Washington and St Charles and meet there for the tour. It would be a really, really long walk from the French Quarter and take forever.
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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour