Explore New Orleans' Garden District: Private 2-hour Walking TourPrivate Tour
Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour through the Garden District in New Orleans, and explore resplendent 19th-century Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne and Second Empire style mansions.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
Family, Friends, History Buffs
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English-Speaking Guide - A local beer, house wine, or refreshing coffee per person
- Gratuities optional
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
- Additional Food & drinks are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you outside the main entrance to Commander's Palace - 1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
What makes this tour special
Perfect for an idyllic stroll down tree-lined boulevards, New Orleans' Garden District is filled with the most beautiful and historic homes, most listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and gardens in the city. See some of the best sights and attractions in the Garden District on this private 2-hour tour.
On your private tour, you will:
Take a stroll down the city formerly known as Lafayette and learn about the complex history of the 19th-century mansion-filled neighbourhoods and the cotton economy;
See the Commander's Palace, a beautiful building in a Victorian style which has been a New Orleans institution since 1880;
Pass by Walter Robinson's house, which was an important venue for jazz musicians during the early 20th century;
See Anne Rice House, the former home of the best-selling author who wrote "Interview with the Vampire";
Pass by Louise S. McGehee School, an all-girls school in a stunning Greek Revival style built in 1858;
Admire the Women's Opera Guild, designed in Queen Anne-style architecture, now used as a venue for events and weddings
See Colonel's Short Villa, named after Colonel Robert Short, who lived in the house during the Civil War;
Discover Briggs-Staub House, built in 1859, became a popular filming location for several movies and TV shows, including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button";
Marvel at Carroll-Crawford House, famous for its stunning wrought-iron fence and intricate millwork;
Pass by Bradish Johnson, known for its ornate cast-iron fence and elaborate cornices which has been featured in several movies and TV shows, including "American Horror Story: Coven";
See the homes of the stars who have settled in the district, including Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, and Archie Manning.
Finish your tour at Lafayette Cemetery with a short guided visit. (Please note it's occasionally closed to the public)
Today’s New Orleans Garden District was once Lafayette, before becoming incorporated into New Orleans.
The area is packed with resplendent 19th-century mansions, built for cotton kings and the fortunes of industries which grew up around cotton. From Greek Revival and Italianate styles to Queen Anne and Second Empire, each mansion captures the grand vision of its original owner.
Though the grandeur of the homes on street lined with sprawling magnolias and towering oaks feels like a haven, your guide will tell the stories of the slaves who toiled for decades without compensation to build the vast fortunes which enabled areas like the Garden District to exist.
While on your tour, hear about fascinating families of old and of today’s residents - artists, poets, film stars, and athletes.
Your tour ends with a refreshing drink (house wine, beer, or coffee) at a local spot where your guide will point you in the right direction for the best dining, shopping, and entertainment in the district, giving you the local knowledge you need to enjoy the rest of your time in the area.
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