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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

  • Explore the stately mansions and homes of New Orleans' Garden District
  • Learn about the neighborhood's history and legends from a guide
  • See the above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Wander New Orleans’ Garden District, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, on this walking tour. Stroll down oak-lined avenues boasting manicured landscaping, along with historical Southern buildings and Victorian homes and mansions. Plus, visit the district’s Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, featuring above-ground tombs that have appeared in several major films.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour at First Street and St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ popular Garden District to begin your walking tour.

While strolling the oak tree-lined streets, learn about the architectural styles of the stately mansions and homes such as the Briggs-Staub House, Robinson House, and Toby-Westfeldt House from your guide. In addition to visiting historic sites, catch a glimpse of the houses of some celebrities who call New Orleans home.

The tour also stops at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, the graveyard known for above-ground crypts, which have appeared in films such as Double Jeopardy and Interview with the Vampire.
Reviews (48)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent tour and guide!!

Last week my husband and I did the garden district walking tour with Tara. She was a fantastic guide! Very knowledgeable about all things New Orleans and knew her stuff about the garden district. Since we were the only ones on the tour she really...More

Thank mets8617
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Beautiful Historic Mansions

What a fun walk! Tara was awesome! She has great knowledge of the history and culture in NOLA. She shared many fun contemporary facts as well. Loved our "homework" at the conclusion of the tour. Highly recommend this as a part of your stay in...More

Thank PandasMom54
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile
So fun!

My husband and I were the only ones on our tour and we had a blast with Randy! He was so friendly and informative and we learned a lot about the garden district and Lafayette cemetery from him! Highly recommend!

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 10 April 2018
Great tour by Randy - Architecture, history, and gossip ; )

An excellent walking tour with Randy. He clearly has a love for the city's history and cultures. He walks you through time using the architectural styles of the neighborhood as his timeline. He tells you about current and past homeowners, their part in NOLA and...More

Thank OB_kid
Reviewed 14 March 2018
Beautiful Tour Through the Garden District and History of the City

A very enjoyable, entertaining and informative walk through the Garden District followed by a visit to the cemetery. Tara was our guide and she was terrific. She clearly loves the places and the people and was fully versed in all the cultural and historical events....More

Thank Scott L
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Response from Scott L | Reviewed this property |
Our tour group was four of us and one other person. The guide talked about the history of the cemetery, why it exists, how it is used. She didn't dwell on the "spook" stories but did acknowledge them. The focus of the... More
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