Guided tour

New Orleans: Garden District Walking and Storytelling Tour

Activity provider: Lucky Bean Tours
Guided tour

New Orleans: Garden District Walking and Storytelling Tour

Activity provider: Lucky Bean Tours

From US$ 30 per person

Join a guided walk in New Orleans’ enchanting Garden District and hear the stories of the fascinating events and people who shaped it. See stunning mansions and elegant lush gardens. Peek into an above-ground cemetery, currently closed to the public.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Peek inside the gates of Lafayette Cemetery #1, now currently closed to the public
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk past the antebellum mansions of the Garden District
  • Hear fascinating stories of the people behind the neighborhood's magnificent homes and gardens
  • End your tour close to eclectic Magazine Street, a great shopping and dining destination
Full description
Start your 2-hour tour with a brief history of New Orleans and the Garden District. Walk along elegant tree-lined streets and discover the neighborhood's distinctive architectural style. Learn about the risk-takers, speculators and dreamers who established it as a wealthy suburb after the Louisiana Purchase. Peek inside the gates of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, which is currently closed to the public, where your guide will explain New Orleans' interesting above-ground interment customs. At the end of the tour, continue to explore the cemetery and the Garden District, or head over to Magazine Street for great shopping and fun dining and cocktail options.
  • Walking tour
  • Expert guide
  • Water
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The meeting point is the Gracious Bakery, 2854 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Due to the uneven walking surfaces in the area, sturdy walking shoes (and wheelchairs, if necessary) are strongly recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 219 reviews

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We had an excellent tour with James. He met us promptly at Gracious Bakery and walked us through the Garden District. It was a very entertaining two hours with lots of stories about past and present residents as well as commentary about the history of New Orleans and the architecture of the District. Although the Lafayette Cemetery is closed to visitors, we spent a good amount of time at one of the side entrances where we could see in and James explained all about the cemeteries of New Orleans. Highly Recommend Lucky Beans tours for the Garden District.

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March 30, 2023

The meeting point was perfect. We arrived early and had breakfast. Our guide James was right on time and provided an excellent tour! It was a perfect day and we really enjoyed seeing the beautiful homes and gardens. James brought some visual aids which were helpful and provided many interesting facts. I’ve already recommended this tour to friends.

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March 30, 2023

Renee was the best! She's a Creole herself and was SO knowledgeable. She made the history of the area interesting. Her personal connections to the people in the area allowed her to share real-time stories. If you want to visit the Garden District, Renee's your guide!

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 105011