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Garden District

Garden District

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7,353 Reviews
Free admission
St Charles Avenue, New Orleans

The Basics

This picturesque neighborhood is best experienced on foot, and tour choices include general, historical, and haunted tours of the area. A New Orleans Garden District walking tour reveals popular highlights such as the historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, famous antebellum houses, and the eclectic shops and restaurants of Magazine Street. Visitors with an interest in New Orleans’ haunted history can opt for a Garden District ghost tour to hear paranormal tales of the neighborhood whereInterview with a Vampire,Dracula 2000, andAmerican Horror Story: Coven were filmed. Some driving tours combine seeing the sights by mini bus with stops at top attractions.

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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery

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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
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$46.00 per adult
This tour had a little bit off everything. It was amazing!!!
Darren our tour guide was great!!! He had so much knowledge of New Orleans. We are so happy we booked this tour. You won’t be disappointed.
Kurt_D, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Great walking tour
Hayden_W, Jan 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
Great experience. Due to covid, groups are a lot smaller. Our tour guide Linda did an excellent job showing us around the garden district. She was extremely knowledgeable and had a great personality.
star-5
Great tour of the Garden District
Wendy_P, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Angie, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable of the history of the Garden District. After the tour was over, she was nice enough to walk us to a house that we asked about seeing but wasn’t on the tour!
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Garden Tour
Robin_P, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
GREAT GUIDE ! Love her Local personality very knowledgeable, the Garden District is Beautiful and full of history and Angie did a great job delivering the stories and history of the area.
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Great tour of garden district
Ana_B, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Tour
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and charming and showed us beautiful and memorable homes in the garden district
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Entertaining and Informative!
Patricia_Q, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Angie is so knowledgeable and personable. She was entertaining and took us past the best spots in the Garden District. I love that she talked about the Live Oaks and other plants, too!
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Historical Garden District Tour
Susan_O, May 2021
New Orleans Garden District Tour
I had truly a fantastic time on this tour yesterday. The Historical Garden District tour taught me so much about the neighborhood through the years and was a great introduction to the area. Ron is knowledgeable and friendly! I had a wonderful time learning from hi. Thank you!
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Worth it! So informative!
Barry_R, Feb 2021
Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
Our guide was so Informative throughout the whole tour. Very knowledgeable about the Garden District!
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What a great (but wet) tour!
James_G, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Fantastic tour - not too long, not too short. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and interesting. We toured during Tropical Storm Claudia, which goes to show you her dedication! I would highly recommend this tour to my friends!
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This tour had a little bit off everything. It was amazing!!!
Kurt_D, Jun 2021
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
Darren our tour guide was great!!! He had so much knowledge of New Orleans. We are so happy we booked this tour. You won’t be disappointed.
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Perfect Tour!!
Karol, Jun 2021
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
The tour guide was very informative and entertaining! This was a great way to learn the history of New Orleans and find out about a lot of points of interest. I would take this tour again and recommend it to others!
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Great tour
Tom_R, Jun 2021
NOLA's BIG 4 PRIVATE EXPERIENCE: French Quarter/Garden Dist./Cemetery/City Park
Paul is a great tour guide. He is a wealth of information about the city. The tour was custom designed for us on the spot. I highly recommend this tour.
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Bicycles and History
Lisa_B, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Biking Tour
Guide was an excellent historian about the city and how it all began. I would definitely recommend this tour!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • This neighborhood is a must-visit for history buffs and first-time visitors to New Orleans.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking on a tour.

  • Walking tours generally last two to three hours and begin at a central meeting point in the neighborhood.

  • Driving tours of New Orleans often stop at the Garden District.

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How to Get There

The easiest and most historic way to get to the Garden District is aboard the St. Charles streetcar, which also stops at Tulane and Loyola universities and the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. It’s also possible to reach the area on foot and via the Magazine Street bus.

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When to Get There

For many travelers, the best time to visit New Orleans is between February and May when the weather is cool and the calendar is packed with events, including Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Expect temperatures upwards of 85°F (29°C) during visits from June to September.

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Celebrity Homes in the Garden District

This live oak-shaded neighborhood is no stranger to celebrities, and many famous faces have homes in the area. While strolling through the neighborhood, you might spot the homes of Anne Rice, Archie and Peyton Manning, John Goodman, and Sandra Bullock.

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