Garden District History and Homes Walking Tour
Boasting the world’s largest collection of 19th century American Southern style mansions, the Garden District of New Orleans deserves special attention and a tour of its own! View unique architecture, oak tree-lined streets, manicured gardens, and the homes of some of America’s most famed celebrities—both past and present—as you leisurely stroll through this neighborhood. Stop at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, arguably America’s most infamous graveyard. The above ground crypts of this “city of the dead” have appeared in numerous blockbuster films including “Double Jeopardy,” and “Interview with the Vampire.” Other highlights include Briggs-Staub House, Colonel Short's Villa, Commander’s Palace restaurant, Lonsdale House, Musson House, Payne House, The Rink, Robinson House, Toby-Westfeldt House, and celebrity homes of Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, Ella Brennan, and John Goodman.
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- Professional guide
- Local guide
- The only Gothic Revival house in the district was built in 1849. (pass by)
- Bradish Johnson House, built in 1872 (pass by)
- Exquisite home once owned by Confederate Colonel Short (pass by)
Garden DistrictHistoric walking tour of the neighborhood
Lafayette Cemetery No.1Though currently closed to the public, this tour concludes with a chance to peer through the gates of one of our city's most iconic cemeteries. This above-ground cemetery has been prominently featured in TV and Film for decades. Your guide will conclude the tour with an informative and fascinating exploration of the introduction, tradition, and functionality of above ground crypts and the intimate connection New Orleanian families can preserve and nurture across generations, decades, and centuries.
If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.