Guided tour

Glamorous Garden District Tour

4.7 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Unique NOLA
Guided tour

Glamorous Garden District Tour

Activity provider: Unique NOLA

From US$ 37 per person

Learn the history & architecture of the beautiful Garden District & Magazine Street. See the residences of Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, and more. Visit Lafayette Cemetery & the Coven House of American Horror Story.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Stroll the New Orleans' Garden District with your local guide
  • Visit Lafayette Cemetery and learn about the burial practices of New Orleans
  • See where the current famous residents of the Garden District live
  • View locations where movies and tv shows were filmed
  • Explore the history of Magazine St. and how it separated the rich from the working class
Full description
New Orleans’ Garden District is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the nation, next to it is bustling Magazine Street. If you’re looking to explore outside of the French Quarter area, and see how people live and have lived, this excursion is perfect for you or your group. After that, a stop in Lafayette Cemetery, the oldest city-owned cemetery. You’ll learn the burial practices and traditions that make the cemeteries unique. Then, during the tour, you’ll set eyes on the current residences of New Orleanians Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, and John Goodman. You’ll see houses featured in movies such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the Buckner Mansion of American Horror Story fame. Included in this tour is a stroll along beautiful Magazine Street, historically the line between the rich and working class of NOLA. Walk a few blocks from Magazine into the Irish Channel where you’ll see the famous “shotgun houses.” The Garden District was founded in 1832, between St. Charles Avenue, First Street, Magazine Street and Toledano Street. Originally its own city, it was annexed by New Orleans in 1852. You’ll learn more about this and other historic facts as you see the neighborhood’s gorgeous mansions and their notable large, opulent lawns.
  • 2 hour walking tour of the Garden District
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

2800 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115.

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  • Check in is 15 mins before start of tour. Tours take place rain or shine. This tour has a lot of walking and standing please wear comfy shoes.
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4.7 /5

based on 19 reviews

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This tour around the beautiful Garden District was a delight to the eyes and educational. The pace was manageable and allowed plenty of opportunity to ask questions and take photos. The streets and pavements are often very uneven so care needs to be taken especially if you have any disability. The guide added lots of local history and anecdotes which made the tour memorable.

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February 8, 2021

Mikko was a very knowledgeable & excellent guide! Braving the rainstorm with us! Great tour!

September 3, 2022

The garden district is beautiful with a lot of trees and large, Victorian and Grecco-Roman style. Our tour started about 30 minutes late. The company said our guide "went to the wrong location". When the guide arrived, he said that he didn't know he was doing this tour today. The company appears to be disorganized. We saw some famous peoples' houses. Check the weather before you book because it was pouring rain the entire time. Obviously out of everyone's control, but I'm sure it's a lot better in the sunshine. Our guide also talked about himself a lot and I wish he focused more on the area. Save your money and walk around yourself to look at the houses.

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June 30, 2021

Product ID: 164484