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Garden District

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Garden District
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Address: 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-5968
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+1 504-981-7670

An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.

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New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

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Great place to walk and see beautiful historical home

Highly recommend this as a place to visit away from the madness of the French Quarter. We did a self-guided tour of some of the historic houses that we found online and had a... read more

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this as a place to visit away from the madness of the French Quarter. We did a self-guided tour of some of the historic houses that we found online and had a great time.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Garden District is a nice, low-key excursion. Easy to reach on the St. Charles trolley ($3 for a 24-hour pass -- can't beat the price!), it's a pleasant place to stroll around, admire the Victorian architecture, examine the old above-ground cemetery, and perhaps enjoy the jazz brunch at Commander's Palace. We also did some window-shopping along Market Street and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed at an AIRBNB in the Garden District. The area is full of shops, boutiques and fabulous diners.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While most visitors think of the French Quarter when coming to New Orleans, the Garden District is an attractive area with beautiful homes. Riding the street car or driving along St. Charles Avenue, you get a real feel of how the people of means live in the Big Easy. The Garden District should not be missed on a first trip... More 

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Nottingham UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

New Orleans is always the French Quarter/Bourbon Street etc. The Garden District is the other end of time and well worth the trip on the tram or the walking shoes. Sensational houses and streets with independent shops everywhere.

1 Thank Malsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like older homes and history, the Gray Line Tour with Guide Mary E. is for you. I loved hearing about the homes used in Ann Rice stories or seeing where the football Mannings grew up (Archie still lives there) and the current homes of celebrities. We also visited Lafayette Cemetery. Mary E. had all the facts down pat.

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Willow Creek, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lesson in sidewalk navigation as the big trees lifted the sidewalks and required attention to your footing. Visited Bulldogs with music on the patio and very New Orleans setting. Got off and trolley and walked for a couple of hours before returning to Canal Street and the red car. Gardens very pretty but January is not the best time... More 

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Sublimity, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We printed off a walking tour which can be misleading to follow as it is not plotted on a map, but it was fun to see home that famous people owned or do own. I would plot it on a map before you wander around simply to avoid the frustration that can occur when looking for addresses. Comfortable walking shoes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ride the streetcar or Walk along st Charles and see the beautiful mansions in the garden district. Many get decorated for various holidays. Mardi Gras and Halloween decorations are outstanding

Thank momdadplus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the street car to the Garden District and had a self-guided tour flier. The homes were beautiful and we took about 1 1/2 hr. to walk it. This was right next to the Cemetery Tour. We could have taken a free tour of either but chose to do a self-guided tour.

Thank Donette H

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Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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