Guided tour

New Orleans Garden District Tour

Activity provider: Tour Orleans
Guided tour

New Orleans Garden District Tour

Activity provider: Tour Orleans

From US$ 29 per person

The Garden District tour is a two hour leisurely stroll with frequent stops through one of America's most beautiful neighborhoods. Enjoy learning the history behind these ancient mansions while resting in the shade of the ancient oak trees.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • See the world’s largest collection of 19th-century southern-style mansions
  • Bring your camera and capture pictures of a truly unique neighborhood
  • Learn about and see Lafayette Cemetery #1
  • See Commander’s Palace and learn about the New Orleans culinary hotspots
  • Get the inside scoop on where the celebrities live
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The New Orleans Garden District is a beautiful and ornate neighborhood with gorgeous, historic houses and mansions dating back to the antebellum days of the Old South. This historic neighborhood is comprised of the world’s largest collection of 19th-century southern-style mansions, some of which are still known by the names of families that built them. This whole area was once a number of plantations, eventually sold off in parcels. Originally the Garden District was developed with only a couple of houses per block, each surrounded by a large garden, giving the district its name. Bring your camera! This two hour walking tour is best enjoyed on foot in order to fully enjoy the exquisite examples of quintessential New Orleans architecture: white columns, scroll work of a cast iron fence, or a romantic Romeo and Juliet style gallery. You'll also go by Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, a historic 19th-century cemetery with above-ground tombs & statuary characteristic of the area.
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    Gracious Bakery 2854 St. Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70115

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    4.7 /5

    based on 125 reviews

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    We, a group of 4 women from 3 time zones in our 20s, 30s, and 50s, enjoyed The Garden Tour with Scott. Scott is a personable and knowledgeable host to this amazing city. He read our group perfectly and was able to keep all of us engaged with information on the history, architecture, people, oddities, culture, and happenings of NOLA and shared a window into what it is like to live here. He is both laid back and professional. The pace was perfect.

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    March 25, 2023

    Our guide, Scott, texted me prior to our meet up time to confirm details of where to meet. He was interesting and extremely knowledgeable about the Garden District and New Orleans. Lucky for us, it turned out being a private tour. It was a cold and rainy day but this did not deter Scott from giving us a full and leisurely tour of the area. We soaked it all in . I highly recommend this tour.

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    March 25, 2023

    Richard our tour guide was outstanding. We learned a lot of interesting facts of the garden district. I thought it was going to be botanical garden tour but it was better it was about famous mansions history and greenery throughout this elite area is New Orleans.

    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 151796