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Garden District Walking Tour

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Take a historic walk through the famed New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery. This stroll through splendid live oak tree lined streets will bring you up close to the plentiful historic mansions in this upriver section of town. Dive deep into the history of the Garden District as you walksplore an area completely different from the French Quarter. This area has the largest collection of antebellum mansions in one location anywhere in America! This residential area is dotted with the homes of noted New Orleanians as well as world famous celebrities. You will also see numerous well-known Hollywood movie locations. Walk into the Lafayette Cemetery and learn how and why the dead are buried above ground! The walking tour begins on the famed Mardi Gras route at St. Charles Avenue and Josephine Street - at the streetcar stop!
What to Expect
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Stop At: New Orleans Walks, St. Charles and Common Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Meeting place

Stop At: Garden District, Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana

Garden District

Stop At: Lafayette Cemetery No.1, Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Cemetery No. 1
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional local historian
  • Insider tips
  • Recommendations on anything NOLA
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Margaret D wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
I definitely enjoyed the tour. Lots of information about the homes, history, plants. Easy pace on a very hot day. Timely stop at a local coffee shop for a great iced coffee.
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Date of experience: September 2019
anya_gotwols wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We really enjoyed touring the Garden District with Tim. He was supremely knowledgeable about everything from architecture to traditions to history. We saw very interesting houses while getting a review of New Orleans and Louisiana history. Highly recommended!
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Response from NewOrleansWalks, Owner at Garden District Walking Tour
Responded Aug 6, 2019
Thank You! I’m glad I was able to show you guys a piece of the city.
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Jackie wrote a review Oct 2018
5 contributions3 helpful votes
The title doesn’t do justice because it’s not just about the Garden District. Tim has an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of NOLA and puts things in context. The tour is very accessible for people who want a fun interesting tour and want to have a chance to learn
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Response from NewOrleansWalks, Owner at Garden District Walking Tour
Responded Nov 24, 2018
Thanks Helene, I really enjoyed giving you guys a tour. Hope to see you on your next visit to NOLA.
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Gramsx2 wrote a review Oct 2018
71 contributions25 helpful votes
Our guide, Dave, was very informative. He gave the history of the area with a lot of insight. There is no stopping for a bathroom break. The tour finishes at the same starting point. Just be careful while walking - all the sidewalks were broken up or uneven.
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Date of experience: October 2018
Alice B wrote a review Oct 2018
3 contributions
We loved our tour of the upper garden district with Tim. He knows practically everyone and there is something interesting on almost every block. We especially loved the cemetery part.
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Date of experience: March 2018
Key Details
  • New Orleans Walks, Garden District, and 1 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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