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New Orleans: 2-Hour Garden District & Cemetery Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

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New Orleans: 2-Hour Garden District & Cemetery Walking Tour

From US$ 25 per person

Discover New Orleans' antebellum Garden District on this immersive walking tour from Still Perkin' Coffee Shop. Visit the Lafayette Cemetery and explore the historic sites of the American Sector.

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  • Explore the fascinating antebellum architecture of New Orleans' historic Garden District
  • Discover the city's history, architecture, and the homes of famous people
  • Hear the tragic stories that have made New Orleans so famous, like that of the iconic American Sector
  • Visit sites made famous by movies and television shows
  • Wander through the Garden District, built in the 1800's to rival the beauty and splendor of the French Quarter
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No trip to New Orleans is complete without a walk round the elegant and historic Garden District. Known as the "American" section of town, it was built in the 1800's to rival the architectural splendor of the French Quarter. This 2-hour walking tour gets to the heart of the neighborhood, with a start at the gates of the fascinating Lafayette Cemetery. Occupying the entire 1400 block of Washington Avenue, the cemetery is one of the oldest in the city and has been a favorite location for many a New Orleans movie. Your tour includes visits to several famous homes in the lavish antebellum neighborhood, along with a walk past the home of the vampire chronicler Anne Rice. Throughout you will get a compelling narration by friendly guides, all licensed by city authorities for their depth of knowledge and high standard of service. Recommended by Travel Channel as a must-do attraction in New Orleans, this tour will uncover some of the city’s most remarkable treasures and give you a unique perspective on this city’s fascinating history.
  • 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Gratuity
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Still Perkin' Coffee Shop, 2727 Prytania Street in The Rink, on the corner of Washington Avenue. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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4.6 /5

based on 73 reviews

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Val led us on an excellent walking tour through the Garden District after briefly stopping at the Lafayette Cemetery no. 1 and giving us many interesting facts. It is a bonus that he also happens to live in the district and has actually toured many of the homes we walked by. It was a lovely way to spend a few hours as we learned about the history of the area as well as the city.

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February 17, 2021

We were unable to hear our guide at the beginning of the tour due to construction and maintenance workers at a nearby restaurant. Tour guides should have microphones. Also, the tour information intimates that we will be going INTO a cemetery which is not the case, so it's a little deceiving.

December 31, 2020

The day was perfect - not too cool, not too warm. This is a very walkable walking tour, and was led by a lovely young lady. Highlights are the types of architecture in the neighborhoods, some relevant insights into houses along the way, and of course picking out which houses belong to famous people. The downside was that this should have included the cemetery. There are some damaged graves in the cemetery, and that meant no access at all. We looked through the iron grates. The guide was well versed, most of the time pausing to be sure all of the group members caught up before she spoke. Unfortunately near the end of the tour she often spoke before the rest of the group could catch up or spoke while she was walking forward. Be cautious. The sidewalks around the closed cemetery are unsafe with tree roots exposed through the concrete

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January 24, 2020

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