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New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

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Visit New Orleans’ leafy neighborhood on a guided walking tour of the Garden District. Catch spooky glimpses of the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest one in town — and the home of Anne Rice, the famed gothic author. Expect Southern mansions and oak-lined streets.

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  • Explore the American Sector of the “Big Easy” on a walking tour
  • Listen as your guide brings the Garden District’s streets to life
  • Take in the Southern mansions set in picturesque oak-lined streets
  • Visit New Orleans’ oldest cemetery — Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
  • Find out where Anne Rice, the famed Gothic author, lived in the neighborhood
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Check out New Orleans’ leafy Garden District on a guided walking tour of the neighborhood. Explore what they call the American Sector, which contrasts with the French Quarter with its 19th-century mansions and oak-lined streets. Enjoy seeing some of the district’s spooky highlights, including the city’s oldest cemetery — Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Explore the filming location of famous productions such as “Interview with the Vampire” and “The Vampire Diaries”. And don’t miss another must-see — the location of the home of gothic fiction writer Anne Rice, author of “The Vampire Chronicles”. Experience the writer’s local New Orleans neighborhood, with grand Victorian Southern mansions and some of the most picturesque gardens in the city.
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      Gracious Bakery 2854 St. Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70115

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      4.9 /5

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      Carolyn was THE BEST tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and also very personable. This has been our favorite tour in New Orleans. The Garden District is beautiful but the information provided during the tour elevated the experience. It was great to hear stories from a resident who obviously loves the city and the people who live here.

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      August 9, 2021

      We took the Garden District walking tour in New Orleans with Diane. It was great. Her level of knowledge was incredible and we didnt even miss going inside the cemetery. She went above and beyond to make things interesting and answer all questions. I would highly recommend this tour and our guide Diane.

      April 21, 2021

      Best if you're into architecture.

      My tour guide was knowledgeable with his subject matter, but I feel like he was somewhat hampered in the fact that cemetery Lafayette #1 is currently closed to the public. It felt like that was probably normally a large part of the tour and, lacking it, he had to fluff a bit by pointing out random facts about architecture and trees(!) for most of the trip. Still, he kept it moving and ended up giving us an extra half hour as he showed off celebrity homes.

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      October 17, 2019

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      VA ID: 395762