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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

New Orleans, United States
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Offered in: English


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.
  • 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
  • Visit one of New Orleans' fascinating cemeteries
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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Fun walking tour
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide DJ was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun with his off the wall commentary. Recommended.
Great Tour
, Oct 2019
Your guide was fun, friendly and informative. You can tell he loves New Orleans as it shows in his enthusiasm!
Garden District Tour
, Oct 2019
DJ, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgable throughout our tour. He tailored it based on what we each voiced we wanted at the beginning of our tour. He was friendly, engaging, and spent his time explaining the history of the area. Although we weren’t able to actually walk into Lafayette Cemetery, he spent time standing at the gate explaining the process of burial rituals and practices so we didn’t feel like we missed anything.
Awesome Guide
Marie C
, Oct 2019
We were just 2people on this tour and our guide DJ was awesome. He didn't rush. Told us many interesting things and pointed out numerous house owned by celebrities. Answered our numerous questions about NO with great detail. He was very entertaining
SO much fun!
, Oct 2019
JD, our tour guide, gave us history, architecture, celebrity gossip and NOLA folk lore...all while showing us the Garden District. It was a two hour tour that he extended for another 50 min just so we could see it all. Fun way to get to know this side of NOLA.
Very Beautiful and informative
David R
, Oct 2019
A very nice walking tour of the Garden District. Very history-driven and aesthetically pleasing neighborhood. The tour guide, Shawn Bird, was very good at keeping the group together and moving forward
Great walking tour of the Garden Distrit
, Oct 2019
Or tour guide Mike did a great job explaining the Lafayette Cemetery even though we could not enter, and then took us on an interesting and informative wak around the surrounding area.
New Orleans Garden and Lafayette Cemetary Tour
, Aug 2019
Garden tour and Lafayette cemetary. The tour guide was great. He did a great job. He was very informative and spend as much time as you needed. He was great at answering questions and I learned quite a bit from him. I think his name was T.J. and he was very good at his job.
great tour from Bob Bell
Trish T
, Jun 2019
Enjoyed the tour led by Bob Bell. He is funny and had several very good stories. Very knowledgeable!
walking tour
, Jun 2019
Fun and informative! Lots of history and current facts about the Cemetery and Garden District. I'd recommend this tour. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

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