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

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New Orleans, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

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.
  • Guided history tour of the Garden District
  • Explore the city with a local guide
  • See historic tombs and crypts at Lafayette Cemetery No.1
  • Learn about antebellum life and architecture
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What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1?
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The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1?
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This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

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Bringing NOLA history to life
David_N
, Mar 2020
An informative tour led by an upbeat and positive guide! Lafayette #1 is currently closed to visitors (for a renovation project that has yet to start it seems), but it didn't diminish the experience. Lots of information re burial practices and the unique history of NOLA that led to the above ground tombs. The stroll around the garden district that followed was equally interesting...there is so much interesting history related to the properties there. This tour will give you a great primer on New Orleans history generally, with the cemetery and the houses serving as milestones/prompts to the back story. Very enjoyable and great value. Bear in mind that the tour takes a couple of hours, you'll be on your feet throughout, and there's no shade...so make sure to bring some water and sunscreen. For people staying in the French quarter, the Streetcar is a super convenient way to get out to the rendezvous point. The garden district is a residential area with few stores..but there is a coffee shop (Still Perkin') opposite the cemetery, where you can grab a drink and stock up on water before the tour. Highly recommend.
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Fantastic tour with Sarah
Priscilla_W
, Mar 2020
Our guide Sarah was fantastic and very knowledgeable! We enjoyed our time in the garden district and even booked another tour with the Tours by Steven company! Ask for Sarah if you do this tour it’s worth it!!!
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WONDERFUL TOUR GUIDE
Tiffany_G
, Mar 2020
My daughters and I went to NOLA for a girls weekend, and I booked this tour for a pleasant afternoon. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable, and I really enjoyed hearing the history around the first three homes we saw. Then, due to a medical condition, one of my daughters passed out cold in front of the Ann Rice home. The tour guide was so sweet and quick to respond, and even gave us a Gatorade out of her own back pack. She made sure my daughter was ok, and was prepared to assist us in any way we needed. I didn’t get a chance to tip her or thank her properly, but she was very much appreciated! I can’t wait to take this tour again, and hopefully complete it!!
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Beauty of the homes
Osvaldo_P
, Mar 2020
Sarah our tour guide was great, very informative and funny. But beauty of the homes was simply amazing.
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Great tour
Sk1134
, Mar 2020
The tour was wonderful. Lots of history and fun facts. Attention to details on each home. The guide Angie was entertaining.
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Seeing
Judy
, Mar 2020
This walk was very informative. The homes were very Interesting, the size of the homes and historical information was very good. Our tour guide was well educated on this tour.
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Disappointed
, Mar 2020
It would have been nice to know that the Lafayette Cemetery was closed. It was the main reason we booked this tour. Also, the tour guide had trouble speaking and talking loudly so we couldn't hear when cars were driving by
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A lovely way to get to know New Orleans!
Sheila_G
, Feb 2020
Sarah did a really great job, she was entirely entertaining and wonderfully knowledgeable about the garden district homes and folklore!
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Sarah
joanne_s
, Feb 2020
Sarah was amazing. Very informative and funny. Best tour guide ever. Lots of interesting information and beautiful houses and gardens.
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Garden district
Susan_G
, Feb 2020
Very friendly, informative. Good pace, unfortunately the cemetary was closed but we were still given alot of info on it

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