Guided tour

New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour

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Visit New Orleans’ leafy neighborhood on a guided walking tour of the Garden District. Catch spooky glimpses of the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest one in town — and the home of Anne Rice, the famed gothic author. Expect Southern mansions and oak-lined streets.

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Highlights
  • Explore the American Sector of the “Big Easy” on a walking tour
  • Listen as your guide brings the Garden District’s streets to life
  • Take in the Southern mansions set in picturesque oak-lined streets
  • Visit New Orleans’ oldest cemetery — Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
  • Find out where Anne Rice, the famed Gothic author, lived in the neighborhood
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Check out New Orleans’ leafy Garden District on a guided walking tour of the neighborhood. Explore what they call the American Sector, which contrasts with the French Quarter with its 19th-century mansions and oak-lined streets. Enjoy seeing some of the district’s spooky highlights, including the city’s oldest cemetery — Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Explore the filming location of famous productions such as “Interview with the Vampire” and “The Vampire Diaries”. And don’t miss another must-see — the location of the home of gothic fiction writer Anne Rice, author of “The Vampire Chronicles”. Experience the writer’s local New Orleans neighborhood, with grand Victorian Southern mansions and some of the most picturesque gardens in the city.
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  • Garden District, New Orleans guided tour
  • Access to Garden District, New Orleans
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      Gracious Bakery 2854 St. Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70115

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      4.9 /5

      based on 560 reviews

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        4.8/5
      • Value for money
        4.8/5
      • Service
        4.9/5
      • Organization
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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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      Product ID: 151796

      VA ID: 395762