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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

By: Gray Line
  • Walk through New Orleans’ Garden District during this guided tour
  • Go inside the Opera Guild Home—this tour is one of the few to do so
  • Hear historical facts from a guide you might not learn otherwise
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
From $39.00

This New Orleans Garden District walking tour takes you behind the usually closed doors of its antebellum mansions. Travel by coach to the famous New Orleans neighborhood from the French Quarter, and walk the streets with your guide who shares stories and fun facts about the antebellum mansions as you go. Book ahead as this tour is one of the only ones that allows you inside the Opera Guild Home.

What to Expect

This Garden District tour starts with a pickup by coach from your French Quarter hotel in New Orleans.

Once you arrive in the Garden District, a neighborhood known for having some of the most splendid, preserved antebellum mansions in the South, follow your guide on foot through the neighborhood.

Learn about the antebellum mansions and their ownerspast and present, from Jefferson Davis to Anne Rice. Look out for a house that’s owned by actress Sandra Bullock.

This guided tour also leads you inside the elegant Civil War-era Opera Guild Home, so you can explore the interior. It’s one of the only tours in the area that lets you step inside.

Afterward, journey through the above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery before stopping at Magazine Po-Boy Shop for food or a drink (own expense).

The trip ends with drop-off at your French Quarter hotel.

Reviews (343)
1 - 5 of 48 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Wonderful walking tour

The docent was very knowledgeable and allowed plenty of time at each site we visited. Our group was only three people so questions were easy to ask and the answers were right on. Extra information was also added to most questions. The tour was very...More

Thank Sept1468
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NOLA Garden District Walking Your

The actual tour was nice, but we were standing a lot. So if you have a bad back, this may be hard on your back. Our guide, Midge, was very nice and very knowledgeable. It was a little hard to hear everything she said because...More

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great tour!

Our tour guide Daniel was amazing! He was a local with a love for and a degree in history. He welcomed questions and had a great sense of humor. We had a couple of air conditioned stops so that made the 87 degree day even...More

1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
So much more than pretty houses!

This tour is so much more than just beautiful homes, there is tons of history to see. Our tour guide was Julie, and she was an endless source of information and could answer all questions and kept the tour entertaining. The tour was a beautiful...More

1  Thank Ambassador259926
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary E. is a great tour guide

Had a great time walking around the Garden District. Lots of beautiful historic houses along the way.

Thank lellison62
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peggy f
October 17, 2018|
Response from Vanessa H |
Someone put on another question about 2.5 hours
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Response from famedashah | Reviewed this property |
Only the Opera house
October 15, 2018|
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Response from vesch62 | Reviewed this property |
On the tour I wet on, we went in one house.