New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1


2 hours (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

This New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour highlights the American settlement and their beautiful homes, gardens, wealth and how life was changed because of their amazing contributions.  This multifaceted tour includes the unique history of our incredible city, culture, and architecture. The Americans early settlements, lavish lifestyles and immense wealth are obvious as we walk through this opulent and super astonishing neighborhood.

Our Tour begins outside of the gates of Lafayette Cemetery #1, as you learn of the basic burial information and customs and discuss why New Orleans cemeteries are so unique (NOTE: PUBLIC ACCESS IS NOT ALLOWED IN THIS CEMETERY) We then walk around the neighborhood where you'll see the architectural styles of the Americans. You will see celebrity homes, perfectly manicured landscapes and movie hotspots as well.  Walk with a local, see it through our eyes!

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Insider tips for local hangouts
  • Recommendations for food, music and fun

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Garden District, St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130-5968

Your tour will be conducted by a local, licensed and professional tour guide! We walk along the rows of antebellum mansions after our cemetery portion of the tour and we discuss architecture, the people who lived there in early New Orleans and the people who live there today. We also include a celebrity portion of the tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lafayette Cemetery No.1, Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Lafayette Cemetery #1 will be closed for maintenance, so the cemetery portion of the tour will be conducted outside the gates. You will learn the history of the cemetery and of New Orleans' unique burial traditions.

Duration: 20 minutes

Meeting point

1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Tour is generally wheelchair accessible however be prepared for very uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A significant amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Lafayette Cemetery #1 is closed due to repairs and we cannot enter, but we do our cemetery portion of the tour from the iron gates, where you can see the tombs clearly.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
H7742TRrobertw
May 2022

Our guide, Harris, made the tour most enjoyable. He is so knowledgeable and totally engaged each person on the tour. The 2 hrs went by so quickly.

Harlan_K
May 2022

Our tour guide Harris was excellent. Very engaging with great stories and perspectives re: the city of New Orleans and it’s history. Very interesting person. Typically walking tours are only as good as your guide. I thought he was excellent and really enjoyed

B2319CGguyd
May 2022

Hearing the history of the Garden District from someone who knows it well. Our guide conducted the tour in a safe and considerate way.

23elizabetht
May 2022

Great tour, guide was extremely knowledgeable, she was also super fun & engaging. Also, there are many shady spots along the way, for all the non-sun lovers!! Would definitely recommend

Sherlynne_G
May 2022

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour very much. Even though we grew up in a suburb of New Orleans, there were many things we learned about New Orleans.

Mallory H
May 2022

Angie was absolutely fabulous and super knowledgeable! This was my favorite activity in New Orleans. I loved seeing all the beautiful houses and learning their history! So interesting and fun! And as a bonus a celebrity was on their front porch and waved to our group

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