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Architecture of New Orleans

By Viator, August 2013

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One of the oldest cities in America, New Orleans has its roots in a myriad of culture. This diverse history lends itself amazingly well to different architectural styles, and for centuries New Orleans has been known as a town that boasts a stunning array of eye-catching buildings that few other cities in the world can compete with. Greek Revival, classic Victorian, Queen Anne, and others are seen on just about every block of this city, but what makes New Orleans architecture unique are the distinct styles of homes found here and little elsewhere.

Thus, taking an architectural tour of the city is a great activity for both the tourist and the local who wants to know more about their day-to-day environ. Not only will you get a rich history and architectural lesson, but you’ll also be able to get your bearings on your new host city. See what makes the French Quarter famous, learn about the difference between a “rue” and an “avenue,” and explore Creole Cottages, American Townhouses, Shotgun Houses, Double-Gallery Houses and more while winding through this amazing city.

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Experience Cajun Country: Swamp Boat Adventure and Plantations Full-Day Tour from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 289 Reviews

A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures starting with a boat tour of the cypress swamps. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the oldest ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.00

Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 Reviews

Admire the posh homes of New Orleans' Garden District on this morning walking tour. Observe impressive examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.00

New Orleans French Quarter Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 94 Reviews

Discover the rich history and vibrant culture of New Orleans on this guided Segway tour. At a relaxed pace, explore the bustling French Quarter, cruise along ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 or 3 hours

From USD $65.00

New Orleans City Sightseeing and Hurricane Katrina Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

The tenacious city of New Orleans showcases her rebuilding efforts and her Southern charm on this combination city tour that includes both the city’s old ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

French Quarter Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Discover the history and legends of the mysterious neighborhood of the French Quarter in New Orleans. On this walking tour, follow your guide as you saunter ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.00

Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Get a taste of antebellum Louisiana on this morning or afternoon half-day tour from New Orleans to two of the finest plantations on the Mississippi River: St ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: Varies

From USD $100.00

New Orleans Architectural and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover New Orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this architectural tour. Ride along the city’s stately streets, passing jewels of ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00

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