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New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour

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  • Walk through New Orleans’ picturesque Garden District

  • Learn about the area’s history from a local guide

  • Visit Lafayette Cemetery, one of the city’s famous “Cities of the Dead”

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New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
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This tour provides guests with a crash course in antebellum New Orleans Architecture, including Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles. Also includes a short trip into Lafayette Cemetery.
From US$30.00
10:45am
This tour provides guests with a crash course in antebellum New Orleans Architecture, including Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles. Also includes a short trip into Lafayette Cemetery.
From US$30.00
1:45pm
This tour provides guests with a crash course in antebellum New Orleans Architecture, including Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles. Also includes a short trip into Lafayette Cemetery.
From US$30.00
Overview

New Orleans’ Garden District fascinates with historic mansions, impressive architecture, and colorful history, all framed by ancient live oak trees. On this tour, you’ll walk through the neighborhood learning the history and culture of the area from a local guide. The experience is complete with a stop at Lafayette Cemetery to learn about the city’s famous above-ground “Cities of the Dead.”

What to Expect
Departing from the meetup point, you'll be given a brief introduction to New Orleans history, and then led into Lafayette Cemetery, where you will learn about the incredible above ground tombs and the local burial customs. As you move into the neighborhood, your guide will provide a crash course on the architectural history of the area, featuring the various characteristics that tell the story of the cultures and time periods that shaped these homes. These characteristics will be further explained as you stroll through the neighborhood, where you'll be wowed by the magnificence and opulence of these structures.The tour lasts two hours and you'll cover about a mile.
Reviews (34)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katrina was awesome

Tremendous tour with Katrina, who is extremely knowledgeable and a great personality. Thanks for a wonderful morning!

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Walking Tour

We had an amazing tour of the neighborhood and houses in the Garden District. Our guide was Katrina and she was wonderful! Full of interesting historical, architectural and social information. We highly recommend this tour!

Thank jrs320
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great expierence

My wife,son and I took the Garden District Tour yesterday and we found it fascinating. Our guide Katrina was excellent, explaining all the different architecture features and stories of New Orleans history we were sorry to see the tour end! If you are visiting New...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour

Wonderful tour! We spent two hours exploring the Garden District with Katrina, our guide. She is very knowledgeable and pointed out the different styles of architecture noting the history at the time. Don't be afraid to ask her questions. She loves it!More

Thank cate1chakra
Katrina H, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the Garden District Tour with me, and asking all the questions! It's true I do love answering your questions. It means you all are engaged, and when you ask me things that I don't know about it gives me some new topics...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A delightful education

Katrina was a terrific guide on our Oct. 1 tour of the Garden District. She taught us things about architecture and how to identify different styles and trends in 19th century homes. She taught us about New Orleans, dispelled a few myths, and was charming...More

Thank ewcrump
Katrina H, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the Garden District Tour with us! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour. I generally like to keep the pace at a stroll - y'all are on vacation after all. I hope that you enjoyed the rest...More

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Kelly L
8 November 2018|
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Response from Tom_Vertacnik | Reviewed this property |
Washington Ave. and Prytania St. Right in front of the Rink Shopping Center. You don't go into any homes, but Katrina will tell you about other tours that do. She is a great tour guide.
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chicagocal23
12 April 2018|
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Response from nolaarchtours | Property representative |
I wish! Unfortunately, we do not get to go inside, as these are privately owned homes.
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