Garden District Tours
You can’t visit New Orleans without spending some time walking the tree-lined streets of the Garden District. Stroll around one of the most beautiful and historically rich neighborhoods in America. The Garden District is known for its amazing architecture, intriguing past, and interesting characters who have lived and played in old “Lafayette City.”
Our Garden District Tours take the unique angle of focusing on the influential people and historic figures who have lived in the Garden District. Of course, you are still going to see the famous homes and the amazing architecture. However, we tell the story of the Garden District through the stories of the people who helped make the Garden District what it is today. Eccentric characters, Plantation owners and Military Generals have all lived in the Garden District. History is much more interesting when told through the stories of the people.
The Garden District Tour is a 90-minute walking tour. We meet at The Rink Shopping Center and finish the tour less than a block away, inside of Lafayette Cemetery. All in all, you will walk approximately 1 mile.
What can you expect on your Garden District Tour?
Historic Homes of the Garden District
When it comes to grand, historic homes, the Garden District is hard to beat. On our tour of the Garden District, you'll see many of the beautiful homes that were built by famous New Orleanians. A number of these homes are now home to Hollywood celebrities. If you're a fan of architecture, you'll love touring the Garden District with us.
Our Garden District Tours ends with a mini-tour of Lafayette Cemetery. Located in the heart of the Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery is one of the most historic cemeteries in all of New Orleans. Its unique tombs and vaults, along with a number of famous New Orleanians buried inside, make this one of the highlights of the Garden District Tour.
Where does the Garden District Tour Meet?
The garden District Tour meets at the intersection of Prytania and Washington Streets, in the heart of the French Quarter. Our starting location is conveniently located next to The Rink Shopping Center, located at 272 Prytania Street. You are able to grabs drinks inside before the tour starts or use the restroom.
What about parking?
Parking isn't usually much of a problem in the Garden District. Within a few minutes of driving, you should easily find on street parking with the immediate vicinity of the starting location.
Consider taking more than one Tour
Discover Historic America Tours offers great discounts for taking more than one tour with us. For each additional tour you purchase you'll save $5 off each ticket. So, take a few tours that you find interesting and save money!
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