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Address: 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-5968
Phone Number: 5049817670
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An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.

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New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour
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Very interesting neighborhood. Nice, old homes.

Just driving through these neighborhoods will be a good time. The houses are interesting. Wouldn't pay to "tour", just get your driver to drive through a few of the streets.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just driving through these neighborhoods will be a good time. The houses are interesting. Wouldn't pay to "tour", just get your driver to drive through a few of the streets.

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Boring, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a Fodors walking tour that takes you by Ann Rice's old home, the houses where Django and Benjamin Button were filmed, by John Goodman and Sandra Bullocks homes and by the childhood home of Eli and Peyton Manning, The parents still live there and may wave back at you. The Layfette No 1 cemetery is also in the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While the French Quarter in interesting, it was not my thing. Then we toured the Garden District and I fell in love with NOLA. The houses, the architecture, the history. It is a gem. You must go walk around or take a tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is fun to ride the St. Chales Trolley through the Garden District but you need to hop on and off and visit a few of the many bars and eating establishments. Walk a few blocks of the neighborhood and get a feeling of what New Orleans is.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the many years I have been visiting New Orleans, I have been through the Garden District numerous times. There are the obvious "standout" things such as the tall trees, some hundreds of years old, the St. Charles Avenue trolley, the elegant homes many in various stages of remodeling and refurbishing, formal gardens, the quaint stores, and all the other... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved everything about New Orleans. We dove around and saw everything. Beautiful homes and great spots for food. The only problem is that after eating at a couple places you are too ful to keep trying everything out. I mean how long to stay two or three weeks to try everything?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove though this area on the Street Trolley and enjoyed the sight's of the most beautiful homes ever,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating to follow our guide book and look at the varying architectural features of the Garden District mansions. If you aren't a fan of history and architecture then don't bother. If you are, dive in and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had so much fun walking around here! GORGEOUS homes with great stories. You can get a guide from almost any hotel that tells you where certain houses are and what their histories are. You can also see many famous people's homes (Sandra Bullock and John Goodman, for example), or houses where they've shot movies and TV... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Architectural details abound. Southern charm exudes from the wraparound balconies & gardens surrounded by wrought iron fences. The sidewalks are old just like the old oak tree roots that have pushed them up, so watch your step. Take a tour, much more fascinating than a tour book.

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Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.