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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

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  • Explore New Orleans’ Garden District with a guide and small group
  • Learn the rich history behind this elegant neighborhood
  • See ornate tombs in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, a popular filming location
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
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10amMost Popular
A two-hour morning stroll through New Orleans’ elegant 19th Century garden neighborhood and enchanting Lafayette Cemetery. Begin at 10am and end in time for lunch on Magazine Street!
US$25.00
1pm
A two-hour afternoon walking tour through New Orleans’ elegant 19th Century garden neighborhood and enchanting Lafayette Cemetery. Come after lunch and shop on Magazine Street after the tour!
US$25.00
9am
Start your morning with coffee and pastry at an award-winning cafe, then stroll with us through elegant mansions, lush tropical greenery, and a fascinating 19th century cemetery.
US$25.00
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Overview
Get a local perspective on New Orleans’ posh, 19th-century Garden District on this small-group walking tour. Stroll down quiet, leafy avenues to admire elegant mansions while a guide shares the history of one of the most charming areas in the city. Also visit legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to check out above-ground tombs featured in films such as Interview with the Vampire.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at Gracious Bakery along the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar line.

Set off by foot to explore this neighborhood known for its stately southern mansions and wide avenues framed by lush greenery. See different architectural styles and learn about the history of New Orleans, from the Louisiana Purchase through the Civil War and Great Depression.

Visit some of the Garden District’s departed residents at the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, one of the oldest and most famous graveyards in New Orleans. Learn why the city buries its dead above ground, and see the tombs of illustrious Louisiana families. You may recognize the cemetery from films and TV shows including Interview with a Vampire, American Horror Story: Coven, Double Jeopardy, and NCIS: New Orleans.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour in the heat of July

We did the garden district walking tour at the end of July. We chose the 10 am tour to try and avoid the heat as much as possible. It was a great tour that I highly recommend!! Our tour guide Josh was fantastic! He had...More

1  Thank Kori S
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It is HOT here in July! But Josh is so charming and likeable, and has such great stories to tell, that it is not only bearable, but fun. I am so happy that you and your sister were able to meet Josh and explore the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackie is the reason for this review!!!

My mom and I were in New Orleans for a few days celebrating my birthday and I had a few activities lined up since she had never been. My mom loves looking at homes in other cities so I thought this tour would be great....More

Thank Nekia R
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Jackie deserves 10 stars! "Louisiana charm" is a great way to describe her tours, plus she just knows so much! I am so happy you and your mom were able to walk and talk with Jackie and I think she enjoyed the tour as much...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018
A rainy day.

We were trying to see as much of New Orleans as possible in a short time. We had signed up for this tour and, although heavy rain was forecast for later in the day and the tour operator had offered to let us take the...More

Thank 93lloydr
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks! I am sorry you got drenched, but I am glad you were with Suzanne, as she is a dynamic tour guide with an enthusiastic appreciation of the history of the Garden District. I hope you learned a lot about New Orleans, but I hope...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018
A great walk on a hot day!

My daughter and I were just in NOL and we were fortunate enough to have booked the Garden District tour one morning during our trip...Our guide James led just the 2 of us around this lovely area of NOL for a fact filled 2 hours....More

Thank Sue B
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Definitely next time! The summer is hot and business slows down for walking tours, but honestly we make the best connections with our guests in these months. I guess there is just something special about walking around with a tiny group, at a slower place,...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Great tour, very informative

My husband and I had a great tour with James. We loved learning about the fascinating history of the Garden District and seeing the lovely architecture. We lucked out in having James all to ourselves, so we peppered him with questions and had great conversation....More

Thank Rachel E
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for reviewing! It's too bad you were unable to walk around in the cemetery on your tour, but James is very good at describing our weird custom of interment and you can get a good view by the gate. But the stunning architecture of...More

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Response from Judy-Cucin | Reviewed this property |
That's a pretty big group for 1 tour guide. Frankly, I'd split the group between 2 guides if possible.
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