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Garden District Tours

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New Orleans' Garden District is the epitome of Southern charm. Plantation-style mansions, which are among the most impressive in the city, feature wrap-around porches, verandas, and manicured gardens where there’s always something blooming. Streets are separated by stretches of green parks, and the historic cable car line runs along St. Charles Avenue.

The Basics
This picturesque neighborhood is best experienced on foot, and tour choices include general, historical, and haunted tours of the area. A New Orleans Garden District walking tour reveals popular highlights such as the historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, famous antebellum houses, and the eclectic shops and restaurants of Magazine Street. Visitors with an interest in New Orleans’ haunted history can opt for a Garden District ghost tour to hear paranormal tales of the neighborhood where Interview with a Vampire, Dracula 2000, and American Horror Story: Coven were filmed. Some driving tours combine seeing the sights by mini bus with stops at top attractions.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This neighborhood is a must-visit for history buffs and first-time visitors to New Orleans.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking on a tour.
  • Walking tours generally last two to three hours and begin at a central meeting point in the neighborhood.
  • Driving tours of New Orleans often stop at the Garden District.

How to Get There
The easiest and most historic way to get to the Garden District is aboard the St. Charles streetcar, which also stops at Tulane and Loyola universities and the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. It’s also possible to reach the area on foot and via the Magazine Street bus.

When to Get There
For many travelers, the best time to visit New Orleans is between February and May when the weather is cool and the calendar is packed with events, including Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Expect temperatures upwards of 85°F (29°C) during visits from June to September.

Celebrity Homes in the Garden District
This live oak-shaded neighborhood is no stranger to celebrities, and many famous faces have homes in the area. While strolling through the neighborhood, you might spot the homes of Anne Rice, Archie and Peyton Manning, John Goodman, and Sandra Bullock.
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New Orleans Garden District and Mansion Walking TourHistorical Tours

New Orleans Garden District and Mansion Walking Tour

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Experience the best of New Orleans’ opulent Garden District. On this walking tour, marvel at the enormous antebellum mansions, learn about some of the district’s famous residents including Anne Rice and Sandra Bullock, and visit homes used in the films 'Interview with a Vampire' and 'Dracula 2000.' See the elaborate above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery, one of the city’s most significant ‘Cities of the Dead’.
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New Orleans Garden District Walking TourWalking Tours

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

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View legendary homes and visit the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 during this 2-hour walking tour of the Garden District. This stunning enclave of New Orleans features the stomping grounds of authors, movie stars, and sports figures such as Anne Rice, John Goodman, and Archie Manning. Hear anecdotes from your guide while you stroll under southern live oaks, crepe myrtles, and magnolia trees.
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1Private and Luxury

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

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Step back in time on this historic walking tour of New Orleans’ Garden District with an experienced guide. Learn about life and death in the city and its unique above-ground crypts and gravesites. Walk shady avenues lined with antebellum homes, and hear how a small riverside settlement grew into a lavish, wealthy city. See a wide range of architectural styles in the elegant Garden District neighborhood then get local tips on the city’s best places to enjoy New Orleans' finest music, food, and drink.
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & CemeteryHalf-day Tours

New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery

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Gaze at the spectacular sights of New Orleans from the comfort of a luxury coach on an unforgettable 3-hour city tour. With a professional guide, cruise past historical highlights like the French Quarter and the Garden District while listening to illuminating commentary. See the the lakefront area and the 17th street canal where the canal bank was breached by hurricane Katrina, and delve into the city’s rich history as you take a tour of the best museums in New Orleans. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans on this informative tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Garden District Macabre Walking TourCultural Tours

Garden District Macabre Walking Tour

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You are not getting a random tour guide you are getting ME, Carla and I have done extensive paranormal investigation of the area and I have been inside every house that I talk about. Not only do I know the owners, they know me. Burial procedures will be explained.
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New Orleans Garden District Small-Group Storytelling WalkPrivate and Luxury

New Orleans Garden District Small-Group Storytelling Walk

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On this Garden District walking tour, meander down tree-lined alleys and past grand antebellum homes while learning about the historic neighborhood from your guide. Your guide shares local perspective on the posh 19th century district and historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, the filming location for famous movies such as Interview with a Vampire. A small-group tour offers a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking TourCultural Tours

New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

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Explore one of New Orleans’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods on a walking tour of the Garden District. Admire the oak avenues and manicured landscaping that give this lush locale its name, and see some of America’s finest examples of historic southern architecture, including the ornate homes of local celebrities and famous former residents. Plus, visit the Garden District’s most haunted highlight, the above-ground tombs of legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
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  • 2 hours
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Garden District Historical Tour: Destined To Be DifferentPrivate and Luxury

Garden District Historical Tour: Destined To Be Different

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The Garden District is one of the most prestigious and storied neighborhoods in New Orleans, home to some of the city’s iconic sights and architecture. This Garden District walking tour takes you on a stroll around the beautiful “uptown” neighborhood with a guide, including a walk through the historic Lafayette Cemetery, the first and oldest municipal cemetery in the city.
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City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus TourBus Tours

City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. With either your 1‐or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with several stops, including the French Market, Jackson Square, and the Garden District, plus available walking tours, depending on the option you buy. Enjoy unobstructed views and fun onboard commentary as you soak up ‘The Big Easy’.
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Private Garden District Pedicab TourPrivate and Luxury

Private Garden District Pedicab Tour

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Cruise through the modern-day highlights and tumultuous history of New Orleans on a private pedicab tour that takes you to sites such as Buckner Mansion and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. While many New Orleans tours focus on the touristy French Quarter, this tour takes you deeper into the city’s culture. Plus, traveling by pedicab creates a pleasant pace while enabling you to see more than you could on foot.
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Three Hour City Tour of New OrleansHalf-day Tours

Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans

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Although not your typical tour of New Orleans, this expedition through the Big Easy takes in some of the major points of interest, including the French Quarter, Treme, the Esplanade, the Garden District and the Metairie Cemetery. Relax in air-conditioned minibus comfort, and listen as a guide leads you through one of America's most historic cities.
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THE BIG 4: French Quarter, Garden Dist., Cemetery, & City Park (PRIVATE TOUR)Half-day Tours

THE BIG 4: French Quarter, Garden Dist., Cemetery, & City Park (PRIVATE TOUR)

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Beat the heat on this New Orleans SUV tour that takes you to four of the city’s must-see areas. Get a local perspective on essential sights throughout the French Quarter such as Ursuline Convent and Jackson Square before continuing to the Garden District, Metairie Cemetery, and the 1,300-acre City Park. Throughout the tour, hear fun facts and get local-approved recommendations for restaurants, jazz bars, and other Big Easy haunts.
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Garden District Walking TourPrivate and Luxury

Garden District Walking Tour

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Stroll down the leafy lanes of New Orleans' Garden District on this comprehensive walking tour. Traveling on foot means you'll get a chance to know the area much more intimately than you would peering out from inside a glassed-in tour bus. Listen to in-depth commentary on the area's history and culture from your guide and take the opportunity to ask questions. Stops include multiple Confederate-era houses, some celebrity homes, and the Lafayette Cemetery #1.
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Glamorous Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery TourCultural Tours

Glamorous Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Tour

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Just off the trolley from the French Quarter, New Orleans’ Garden District is the city’s historical core. Learn about Garden District history and architecture from your guide as you walk down picture-perfect streets, past sights like the Lafayette Cemetery, and right by celebrity homes. Because it’s a small-group tour, you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, too.
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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor CruiseDay Cruises

New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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See the best of New Orleans by land and water on this combo city tour and steamboat cruise on the mighty Mississippi! Enjoy a guided coach trip through the French Quarter, Garden District and Jackson Square, where you’ll witness the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. Then board the famous Steamboat Natchez for your iconic New Orleans river cruise.
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New Orleans Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

New Orleans Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the highlights of New Orleans on this sightseeing bus tour, including the bustling French Quarter, the opulent Garden District and St. Charles Avenue. Absorb the sights and sounds of the city as you learn about its fascinating history and eclectic contemporary culture from your friendly local guide.
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New Orleans Sightseeing City TourBus Tours

New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour

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Maximize time in New Orleans with a sightseeing bus tour. Explore beyond the beauty of the French Quarter to see other neighborhoods including the Garden District, Treme, and the 9th Ward. Learn about city culture and history as you travel along Frenchmen Street, Esplanade Avenue, and more. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
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Garden District Small-Group Walking Tour ♥ Private and Luxury

Garden District Small-Group Walking Tour ♥

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Let a local show you around the Garden District on a walking tour that focuses on the neighborhood’s history, architecture, and celebrity homes. Unlike larger, impersonal group tours, this small-group tour provides the chance to connect with your host and learn about the city through the eyes of a local. Plus, the intimate atmosphere makes it easy for the guide to answer individual questions and provide personalized recommendations.
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New Orleans Small-Group Historical Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

New Orleans Small-Group Historical Sightseeing Tour

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Discover New Orleans’ vibrant history through its dynamic history on this sightseeing tour. Enjoy a small group van ride through the city, viewing the diverse architectural wonders of the French Quarter, the Garden District, Esplanade Avenue, and Bayou St John. You’ll disembark for small-group walking tours of the St. Louis Cemetery No 3, City Park, and the Longue Vue House and Gardens—a masterpiece of architectural and horticultural history.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Chauffeured and Historian Guided City Tour of New OrleansHalf-day Tours

Private Chauffeured and Historian Guided City Tour of New Orleans

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See the many faces of New Orleans on this 3-hour private tour. Your guide, a local historian, will lead you through the Lower Ninth Ward and the ever-evolving Warehouse/Arts District. Explore the scenic Garden District, known for its oak-lined streets, lush gardens, and impressive Victorian mansions. End your tour with a visit to the historic Lafayette Cemetery.
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Private Citywide Driving Tour of New OrleansBus Tours

Private Citywide Driving Tour of New Orleans

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Customized tours of New Orleans are our specialty. For a local, insider's glimpse of the city, authentic, unscripted...you have come to the right place. We will show you New Orleans through the eyes of a native. Though each excursion is tailored to your interests, notable stops will include the French Quarter and Jackson Square, historical neighborhoods such as the Faubourg Marigny & Treme, as well as the magnificent homes in the Garden District. Ride along St. Charles Avenue and the streetcar line, pass the ancient live oaks in Audubon Park, as well as a view of Tulane and Loyola Universities. Learn about our unique cemeteries and the history of our "Cities of the Dead", journey through the New Orleans City Park, one of the oldest urban parks in the nation, and along Bayou St. John, which flows through the heart of the city. History, architecture, voodoo, tales of piracy, whatever your taste, we can create the perfect tour for you!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Garden District, Cemetery and Commander's Palace Lunch Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Garden District, Cemetery and Commander's Palace Lunch Walking Tour

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One of the most elegant neighborhoods in New Orleans, the Garden District is best explored with the benefit of a private guide to highlights its features and stories. Walk past celebrity homes and down boulevards lined with oak trees, stopping to admire celebrity homes and historical sites. Tour the legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, as well, and conclude your tour with reservations at Commander’s Palace, a top New Orleans restaurant.
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Garden District Tour in New OrleansCultural Tours

Garden District Tour in New Orleans

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Discover the historic Garden District in New Orleans on a 2-hour walking tour that starts from Lafayette Cemetery. Pass stately homes where the modern day celebrities and other famous characters have lived, and hear about the colorful history of the district.
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Oak Alley Plantation and 3 Hour New Orleans City TourDay Trips

Oak Alley Plantation and 3 Hour New Orleans City Tour

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Spend three hours getting an insider's look at this historic city. Rout the famous cemeteries, iconic plantation homes and Hurricane Katrina landmarks with you professional guide. Learn about Creole history and tradition as you explore the city during this tour that's perfect for first-time visitors, families and history lovers.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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