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“The Original Mansions”
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Garden District
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New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour
Ranked #7 of 352 things to do in New Orleans
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Owner description: An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.
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“The Original Mansions”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

The Garden District is a must see for anyone with the time visiting New Orleans. The best way to access this area is to take the 12 bus from the St. Charles Street and Common Street stop. The Washington Street cross street from St. Charles is the main street to access the Garden District.

I recommend doing a "free" walking tour. You can leave a tip afterward. They will take you along one of the streets and also through the Layfayette Cemetary No. 1. The tour shows a good amount of mansions and provides unique details regarding who lived in them from confederate generals to Sandra Bullock.

Just walking around the district is quite amazing. Be careful crossing streets and New Orleans drivers do not yield for pedestrians. Also there is a great coffee shop and book store to check out near Commanders Palace. I would highly recommend eating at Commanders Palace during lunch too.

Visited November 2012
Thank Scott S
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“Beautiful houses, but poor transportation”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

The neighbourhood is worth the visit with a lot of pretty houses to see and streets to wander. Magazine St has some good places to eat as well and two very good cremeries/gelaterias. Beware of public transport though: it took us more than a full hour to get us out of the Garden District, as buses are not very frequent and cabs are rare.

Visited October 2012
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“The place is a must!”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Forgot about the French Quater and go were the locals live and eat! Plus, to see the beautiful houses in the Garden District is amazing!

Visited November 2012
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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“Most beautiful area of NOLA”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Garden District is a don't miss attraction in NOLA. Take a tour - highly recommend the tour company (Tour New Orleans) that leaves right from the Rink at Washington and Prytania. In the next 1.5 hours, you will learn alot about the history of New Orleans, tour a historic cemetary, and see some of the most beautiful homes in the City (as well as hear about their famous owners). Hint - both of the tourguides named Dave are outstanding. Once the tour is finished, continue to saunter around the Garden District, wonder over to St. Charles Street or shop and eat on Magazine Street. You will have a wonderful afternoon, guaranteed! Wear comfortable shoes.

Visited November 2012
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“Street Car rocks”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We have been to visit new orleans many times. We always make time to ride the St Charles Ave street car to people watch and see the homes along St Charles and S. Carrollton. We got off to walk around Audubon Park and have a drink at the bar in the Columns Hotel. Very enjoyable.

Visited November 2012
Thank JennyBNashvilleTN
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