• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Explore one of New Orleans’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods on a walking tour of the Garden District. Admire the oak avenues and manicured landscaping that give this lush locale its name, and see some of America’s finest examples of historic southern architecture, including the ornate homes of local celebrities and famous former residents. Plus, visit the Garden District’s most haunted highlight, the above-ground tombs of legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.

Highlights

  • Guided walking tour of New Orleans' beautiful Garden District
  • Stroll past stately southern mansions and Victorian homes
  • Learn about the neighborhood's rich history and legends from a local guide
  • See where celebrities like Sandra Bullock and John Goodman live
  • Visit one of the most famous graveyards in America, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

LAWRENCE W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Tara was wonderful. She's a New Orleans native and had a great rapport with our group. She's an excellent listener, has a wonderful sense of humor, and knows her town really well. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, even though the weather was cold!

Deborah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

4th tour we've had with ya'll and ya'll are the BEST!!! Tara was so knowledgeable and took time to answer all our questions. Thanks bunches and we will definitely be using Viator again!!

Chloe C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I am usually not a guided tour person, but this was our first trip to New Orleans and my friends talked me into it. I’m so glad they did!! Our tour guide was HILARIOUS and even though it was freezing cold out, he kept things moving and had the best stories. Highly recommend!!

Tracy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We really enjoyed this tour. Tara was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Loved the great homes we saw as well as the stop in Lafayette Cemetery. Great mix of history and sightseeing with a much needed bathroom/drink break. Definitely recommend this trip but wear good shoes and be careful on the sidewalks!

Mary P Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I took this tour with two teen aged girls and we all loved it! We went in October, so the temperature was quite nice and of course the Garden District is beautiful. Just be aware of uneven sidewalks and a few other tripping opportunities!

Sarah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Stephen did a fantastic job on this super hot day. He was strategic in finding shady places for us to stop and talk, was full of historical knowledge on the tour stops and had relevant personal anecdotes to share as well. He talked about architectural details of the homes, how owners maintain them and how the houses function in present day, and knew where lots of famous residents lived. He was very patient in waiting for us to take pictures that we were happy with- not an easy feat when the beautiful homes are so huge! I loved that the tour was kept small- we passed a group of 12 and I can't see how such a big number would work well on a this tour. He also personally made sure we all knew what we were doing and where we were heading after the tour and thoroughly answered any questions we had. Bonus points for referencing The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins at the beginning!

Mitzi W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great tour! Very informative!

R B R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

I completely enjoyed this walking tour. Steve was our 'narrator' and was very well prepared. Steve gave a great overview of the tour before we started reviewing 'safety' guidelines - look up look down. No question was too simple for him to answer. He was patient in waiting for stragglers to catch up, the pace of the walk was very manageable for all participants. I also enjoyed the size of this tour. There were about 10 of us, and it was a great size. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn more about the Garden District as well as the Lafayette Cemetery.

Don B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Our tour of the Garden District was one of the highlights of our trip. Tara was an amazing guide and within minutes it was more like walking around with a friend rather than a stranger. we can't thank her enough for the memories

Patricia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Marvelous overview of the history of New Orleans and the development of architectural styles and blending of cultures. Our guide, Steven, was very knowledgeable and had a very easy and natural manner of speaking and presenting information. Especially liked the factual information interspersed with humor and personalized details about the homes and their owners. The tour took about two hours and the balance of walking and standing with a short break to use restrooms and get refreshments was well paced. Highly recommend this tour.

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