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New Orleans Garden District Tour

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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Enjoy an educational and leisurely stroll through one of New Orleans' most gorgeous neighborhoods on this walking tour of the Garden District. Hear about the history of the stately mansions along the tree-lined streets before visiting one of the city's haunting cemeteries.
  • Walking tour of the Garden District
  • Stroll through the lush green streets of the Garden District
  • Learn about the historic 19th-century mansions on former plantation land
  • Visit one of New Orleans' fascinating cemeteries
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Departure Point

2854 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at a centrally located point to begin your tour.

Wander through this verdant residential area of New Orleans to admire the many beautiful 19th-century antebellum mansions—it's the largest collection of this style of buildings in the world. At one time, this part of the city was taken up by a few plantations. These were later broken up into the separate residential plots you see today.

The streets are lined with Live Oaks, sometimes branching across roads to create lush tunnels between fine examples of quintessentially New Orleanian architectural styles. Look for scrolled cast-iron fences and grand white columns.

Before concluding the tour, visit one of the city's famous above-ground cemeteries, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, which dates from the 19th century.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Garden District
Explore the Garden District while marveling in the Architecture.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lafayette Cemetery No.1
Walk by the cemetery and learn about the history of our burial style. Please note that the cemetery is currently under construction and no tours are allowed inside at this time. We still cover the history of the cemetery.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Buckner Mansion
While we do not go inside this is still a must-see when you are in the area.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Commander's Palace
Learn a little bit about this iconic restaurant.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans Ghost Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Garden District Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Garden District Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans Garden District Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Garden District Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Garden District Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Garden District Tour.

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  • "It’s easy to just go and hang out at the French quarter but going to different neighborhoods on tours are great if you want to learn more about the town." See review

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Very informative
Phil_D
, Jun 2021
Mike was awesome. He is a man full of knowledge about the area. Very enthusiastic. If he could have controlled the humidity it would have been better. All kidding aside. Mike is the go to for this tour.
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star-5
A must do tour!
Sabina_S
, Jun 2021
If you are in Nola you must do this tour. Diane was awesome and very knowledgeable. I loved all the stories and history she told us about each house visited. Not to mention learning about the home’s architecture. My favorite was visiting the celebrity homes.
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star-5
Great tour of garden district
Ana_B
, Jun 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and charming and showed us beautiful and memorable homes in the garden district
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Historical Garden District Tour
Susan_O
, May 2021
I had truly a fantastic time on this tour yesterday. The Historical Garden District tour taught me so much about the neighborhood through the years and was a great introduction to the area. Ron is knowledgeable and friendly! I had a wonderful time learning from hi. Thank you!
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Informative
Alan_V
, May 2021
Very knowledgeable guide; we learned a lot. However, it was very hot, and we spent two hours in the heat (although our guide did try to find shady areas). It would have been nice to have a break, or at least have places to sit occasionally. I was very tired at the end of the tour, not to mention very hot!
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Garden District Tour!
Nanci_E
, May 2021
Great tour! We learned so much! Paul was an amazing tour guide! Wear comfortable shoes. Lots of walking on uneven streets!
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Great value and experience
Mollie_G
, May 2021
We loved Ron! He was kind and very knowledgeable. The start is at a quaint little bakery(I recommend the spinach artichoke pastry.) Ron was a great guide, he took his time at each location. He had a great sense of humor and answered everyones questions. We actually had to leave early. This tour is totally worth it.
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Great tour!
Amy_C
, May 2021
Tour guide was engaging and awesome!! Saw beautiful architecture, cemetery, and heard the history of many famous garden district homes.
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Will do it again! Highly recommend
Krystal_W
, May 2021
Diane was warm and inviting, very friendly "extremely knowledgeable" on the city as a whole. So many houses definitely worth it, we even had the pleasure of meeting one of the residents 😁
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New Orleans Garden District
Daniel_B
, May 2021
Our guide was very informed and fun. We enjoyed learning about the graves in Lafayette Cemetery and the homes.
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