Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery walking tour

Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the gorgeous and get to know the legendary Garden District
  • Learn alluring and interesting historical facts of the area
  • Explore this area and see how history, architecture and tropical plant life mingle perfectly
What to expect

Explore one of the world’s most dazzling residential neighborhoods, the Garden District, with knowledgeable and entertaining guides. Experience the architectural splendor of the live oak-tree-lined “American” sector of town and examine the antebellum era “Creole vs. American” conflict on this fascinating Garden District tour, where the streets are open-air museums. Witness how history and culture are reflected in the use of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic, Georgian, Swiss Chalet, Queen Anne, and more.

Highlights of this walking tour include the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, the homes of Archie, Peyton, & Eli Manning, Anne Rice, Trent Reznor, Archie, Nicolas Cage, and John Goodman, the cornstalk fence, the death site of Jefferson Davis, the film site of Brad Pitt’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” the Buckner Mansion, also known as “Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies” from American Horror Story, and more.

Explore the famed above-ground tombs of Lafayette Cemetery #1, including “Interview with the Vampire,” “Double Jeopardy,” and “Deja Vu” film sites, and the Jefferson Fire Company No. 22 society tomb, situated across from the fictitious Mayfair family tomb featured in Anne Rice’s “The Witching Hour.”

The Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery tour emphasize history, architectural style, personal anecdotes, and tropical plant life.

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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
    • Guided tour
    What's not included
    • Water
    • Food and beverages
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Active Military (With valid ID)
    • Student 16+ (With valid ID)
    • Children (ages 6-12)
    • Infant (0-5): Free
    Where

    New Orleans, USA

    Meeting point:

    Please meet inside the Garden District Book Shop on P 2727 Prytania Street in The Rink at the corner of Washington and Prytania.

    What to remember
    • Please wear weather-appropriate comfortable clothes and shoes
    • Depending on weather circumstances please bring sunscreen, water, a hat, and an umbrella
    • Don't forget your camera!
    • The City of New Orleans has temporarily closed Lafayette Cemetery for repairs but we still do the cemetery tour from the gates
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Historic Tours / Batture Press, Inc.
    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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