Guided tour

New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

From US$ 15.95 per person

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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Duration options: 2 hours
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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets
  • 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
Full description
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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    4.8 /5

    based on 648 reviews

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    Drew gave us an awesome tour, including so much fascinating history of New Orleans, its people and culture. He used his wonderful storytelling skills to go far beyond architectural details to entertain about famous individuals who have made an impact on New Orleans from original European settlement to today. He answered all questions and was thoughtful about including the entire group in discussion. We walked quite a way, stopping mid-tour for a drink and snack at a local eatery in the District, before moving on. The tour began with an excellent overview of the historical cemetery and common burial practices, including religious influences on burial traditions. Ending the tour, Drew educated us about the changing ecosystem and weather/climate influences that have always affected this below sea level city, and the challenges it faces in decades ahead. Drew was excellent! We highly recommend this tour with Drew as your guide!

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    April 5, 2022

    Val led us on an excellent walking tour through the Garden District after briefly stopping at the Lafayette Cemetery no. 1 and giving us many interesting facts. It is a bonus that he also happens to live in the district and has actually toured many of the homes we walked by. It was a lovely way to spend a few hours as we learned about the history of the area as well as the city.

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    February 17, 2021

    We were unable to hear our guide at the beginning of the tour due to construction and maintenance workers at a nearby restaurant. Tour guides should have microphones. Also, the tour information intimates that we will be going INTO a cemetery which is not the case, so it's a little deceiving.

    December 31, 2020

    Product ID: 395762

    VA ID: 395762