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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

Highlights
  • 2-hour walking tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
  • Stroll through the lush green streets of the Garden District
  • Learn about the historic 19th-century mansions on former plantation land
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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour
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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour
From US$20.00
Overview
Enjoy an educational and leisurely stroll through one of New Orleans' most gorgeous neighborhoods with this 2-hour walking tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Hear about the history of the stately mansions along the tree-lined streets before visiting one of the city's haunting cemeteries.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the corner of St. Charles and Washington Avenue (get off at stop N27 if you ride the St. Charles streetcar to the Garden District).

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.
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Reviews (22)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Another Worthwhile View of New Orleans

My husband and I had already done some of the other traditional things in the French Quarter but were interested in learning more about the other areas of New Orleans. Our guide (Shawn) shared lots of interesting (and strange) information about the very unusual cemetery...More

Thank BrendaC896
Reviewed 31 July 2018
Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery

Our tour guide was D.J. Hayes. He had a wealth of information regarding not only the cemetery or the garden district but New Orleans history was well. The tour was at 2 so it was extremely hot and humid but we were able to stop...More

Thank 19kit69
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery tour

Our tour guide was Shawn. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. We started at the cemetery and it was a good thing, as our tour was at 2pm and the cemetery closed at 2:45 so he had to cut that part of the tour short....More

Thank whjsa
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour...even in pouring rain!

Tyler was our guide, as and he added so much value and knowledge to our experience. I would suggest taking an umbrella. We had 2 hours of pouring rain. But it was worth it!!! Tyler shared such interesting facts and history of both the cemetary...More

1  Thank csg359
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile
Not Jamie

I can't remember my guides name but I do know her name is not Jamie(another tour guide called her that and she was confused). She was very interesting and kind. She was funny and tried to make everyone feel included. This tour was so full...More

4  Thank Shannon V
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Response from whjsa | Reviewed this property |
The tour is a walking tour. If you are staying in the French Quarter, you just take the streetcar to Washington and St Charles and meet there for the tour. It would be a really, really long walk from the French Quarter and... More
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