Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour
Activities

Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the famous Garden District of New Orleans with an experienced guide
  • Walk along Magazine Street and to the Irish Channel with its notable “shotgun houses”
  • Learn all about the history, culture and architecture of New Orleans
What to expect

New Orleans' Garden District is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the nation, next to it is bustling Magazine Street.

If you're looking to explore outside of the French Quarter area, and see how our people live and have lived, this excursion is perfect for you or your group. After that, a stop in Lafayette Cemetery, the oldest city-owned cemetery. You'll learn the burial practices and traditions that make our cemeteries unique.

Then, during the tour, you'll set eyes on the current residences of New Orleanians Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, and John Goodman. You'll see houses featured in movies such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. As well, you'll see the Buckner Mansion of American Horror Story fame.

Included in this tour is a stroll along beautiful Magazine Street, historically the line between the rich and working class of NOLA. As well we'll walk a few blocks from Magazine into the Irish Channel where you'll see our famous “shotgun houses.”

The Garden District was founded in 1832, between St. Charles Avenue, First Street, Magazine Street and Toledano Street. Originally its own city, it was annexed by New Orleans in 1852. You'll learn more about this and other historic facts as you see the neighborhood's gorgeous mansions and their notable large, opulent lawns.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 1.5 - 2 hour walking tour with professional guide
    What's not included
    • Personal expenses
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 6-12)
    • Infants (ages 0-5): free
    • Seniors (ages 65+)
    Where

    2800 St Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

    What to remember
    • Tour is designed to be 1.5 hours, but can run up to 2 hours
    • Check in is 15 minutes prior to start
    • Tour is about a mile and half walk
    • Tours go on rain or shine
    • Tour does not end where tour starts
    • Guest will be helped after the tour with directions to where they are going next
    • Lafayette Cemetery will be closed until further notice, so this tour will not visit the cemetery while closed
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    When
    • Every day at 10.00am
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    Provider
    Unique NOLA
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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