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Garden District Tour

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Calendar Availability: Daily

Clock Duration: 2 hours

Per Person
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Take a stroll in one of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the country — New Orleans’ stunning Garden District

Just a short streetcar ride from the Creole French Quarter, leave the city hustle and bustle behind and enter another world, surrounded by the graceful sway of sprawling oak trees, breathtaking mansions, and lavish landscapes.

Your guide shares historical stories of the wealthy Yankees who first settled this area as The City of Lafayette in the 1830s and 1840s as well as pointing out homes of current celebrities. Other sites include:

  • Commander’s Palace restaurant
  • Rosegate – Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches home
  • John Goodman’s residence (formerly Trent Reznor’s home)
  • Sandra Bullock’s Dollhouse Swiss-style chalet
  • Romeo Spikes, an early form of property protection
  • The Archie Manning house (where Peyton and Eli grew up!)
  • Women’s Opera Guild House (and film site of Django Unchained)
  • Benjamin Button house

…and more!

Our Garden District tour also brings us to Lafayette Cemetery #1, the third-oldest cemetery in New Orleans (and to many, the most beautiful!), to uncover the science behind above-ground burials, jazz funeral customs, and the devastation of yellow fever. Other sights include Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat tomb, Ashley Judd’s Double Jeopardy burial plot, society tombs, wall vaults, and family tombs where over 30 people have been laid to rest.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. We also recommend bringing a bottle of water in the summer. At least two people are needed to run this tour (may be booked separately).

Where Do We Meet?

We’ll meet near the stairs of The Rink shopping center; The Rink is located at the corner of Washington Avenue and Prytania Street at 2727 Prytania Street.