Garden District

Garden District, New Orleans: Address, Garden District Reviews: 4.5/5

Garden District
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.
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Randy M
17 contributions
St Charles trolley line (number 12) is currently under repair in a short segment from Canal to Lee Circle. Number 12 bus will take you on same route to beyond Lee Circle where you will transfer to the trolley which runs to the end of the line.

No need to purchase day passes ahead of time because they are sold cash only on trolley or bus. 80 cents for a senior all day pass is best bargain in town. We used Canal Street trolley as main transportation from riverfront to end of line 48 City Park and 47 cemetaries. 48 passes Winn Dixie and Rouse's grocery stores.

Sadly Garden District shows wear from recent weather events but still beautiful.
Written January 4, 2022
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O G
United States2 contributions
If you’re in New Orleans and want to get away from French Quarter I highly recommend a guided walking tour through the Garden District. Beautiful homes with amazing history. Our guide D.J Hayes was the best part of the whole experience. He was able to provide insightful information about many different stops and he made the whole experience a great one.
Written August 19, 2021
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Trish W
McMurray, PA920 contributions
Couples
We tried to schedule a walking tour the morning of the scheduled 1:30pm tour by the above company. It said it was full but sometimes you could join if they weren’t full, so we went to the designated meeting spot. No one was there so after a short wait we tried to find the cemetery since we knew from a u-tube video that they went there. We ended up finding the tour guide and he let us join the group so we had a good experience and he was very good. At the end, you pay by cash or venmo whatever you want. We learned that the tour began at 1pm so I recommend DO NOT BOOK ONLINE. Call several days ahead and wait for someone to call you back so you have the correct time. They charge about $3 each at registration for office costs but the guides only pay is what people give them. They do an excellent job.
Written May 7, 2022
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sunny s
Venice, FL66 contributions
Denise, from the Hop on Hop Off Tours gave a terrific tour of the garden district. In her brief 45 minute tour she displayed her knowledge minced with humor about this lovely area of New Orleans. Such a delight to see the city has preserved some of its historic treasures.
Written May 18, 2021
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Michael S
Toronto, Canada296 contributions
Seriously, According to the New Orleans’ city government’s website, maintaining a sidewalk in a proper state, free from hazardous conditions is the responsibility of the residential or commercial property owner. Property owners can be billed by the City for installation or paving of a sidewalk if it is in the interest of public safety for the City to make such a repair.
It actuality, the condition of some of the sidewalks in New Orleans rivals the sidewalks in the poorest sections of Buenos Aires. You look up to the architecture at the risk of falling down. Tree roots have broken, tilted and raised some of the cement sidewalk slabs by 3 or 4 inches or more in places and the sidewalks made of bricks have been allowed to deteriorate into a shambles of loose bricks and holes that make walking treacherous and wheelchair access impossible. Every district of New Orleans has its hazards. The sidewalks in the Garden District are a dangerous disgrace.
Written February 14, 2020
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JoBoxer555
Houston, TX3,403 contributions
You cannot come to NOLA without discovering the Garden District. This area is such a perfect glimpse into the True South; it's gorgeous! Grab the Trolley over on Canal Street by the Footlocker's side windows, and get your $1.25 cash ready, to ride. You can also buy day passes, etc. Sit by the window, relax and enjoy. I ride down to The Camellia Grill to stop for a meal (pull the 'stop cord' above your head, once in the District, and the driver will stop in the next half block or so.) I then walk from that area to the Park, Zoo,Tulane University campus, and to enjoy the beautiful homes, massive and gorgeous trees, churches, and the air of history here. One of the best tshirt momentos in town, will be found at the Tulane University Bookstore, about a 7 minute walk on to campus. Just ask any of the kids where it is, and there will be a campus map, as you walk forward, as well. The building is on the left that houses the bookstore. Good stop to shop, restrooms, and for a cold drink, too.There are many good places to eat in this area, and you can always hop back on the Streetcar, if you get tired of walking. It's a "don't miss", when you visit the City.If you are lucky enough to be here about the 3rd week in April, the azaleas are stunning.!
Written May 13, 2022
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blue_wahine
Redondo Beach, CA261 contributions
Couples
Januar 6th, 2020

We took a streetcar on St. Charles and Canal St (In front of Kids Footlocker) to take a ride to see the Garden District. One way cost is $1.25, and round trip is about an hour.

We didn't want to deal carrying cash so we downloaded the "Go Mobile" app which you can purchase your tickets online and the driver scans the ticket off your phone.

The mansions in this area were amazing.

January was a bit chilly, so we didn't get off the streetcar (most people didn't either).

This place is a good "must see" and another glimpse of New Orleans.
Written January 12, 2020
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wendy L
Evanston, IL498 contributions
Do it alone, or with a tour guide, but get out to the Garden District and discover the beauty of this area on foot. This was our second trip to NO, and during this one we drove through the area on a bus tour. The first time we walked with a guide book. Both times we saw beautiful homes and learned a lot about history and architecture, but to really see the area you should do it on foot and take the time to absorb what you are seeing. A bus tour is great for an overview, but you do not have the time to fully appreciate these marvelous homes when you are literally flying by them. A full day might include a streetcar ride to the Garden District, a couple of hours walk about and then a trip to either the Tulane or Loyola Campus or the Audubon Zoo, all of which are in this general area.
Written January 4, 2020
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BarrieRes
Wasaga Beach, Canada101 contributions
Took a guided tour of Garden district through Hop on hop off Bus tour. Although we were in New Orleans only for the one day we purchased the 3 day pass to get 2 guided tours for free. ( each were $25.00 if purchased on own) Tour guide was very pleasant and kept us entertained as well as informed about houses and some businesses in the area. Plan on walking on very uneven sidewalks as they are old and trees have pushed up slabs. Well worth the time to see this historic district up close.
Written March 5, 2020
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Maria Z
Cleveland, TN96 contributions
Family
Had an awesome time doing our own tour walking. Saw a lot of cool places of homes and businesses used to film for shows and game. Very humid in July but we found a Starbucks to buy drinks and cool off inside.
Written July 11, 2021
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