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Garden District

Garden District

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7,267 Reviews
Free admission
St Charles Avenue, New Orleans

The Basics

This picturesque neighborhood is best experienced on foot, and tour choices include general, historical, and haunted tours of the area. A New Orleans Garden District walking tour reveals popular highlights such as the historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, famous antebellum houses, and the eclectic shops and restaurants of Magazine Street. Visitors with an interest in New Orleans’ haunted history can opt for a Garden District ghost tour to hear paranormal tales of the neighborhood whereInterview with a Vampire,Dracula 2000, andAmerican Horror Story: Coven were filmed. Some driving tours combine seeing the sights by mini bus with stops at top attractions.

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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery

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New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
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$46.00 per adult
Katrina Tour
Awesome experience & definitely learned a lot. I highly recommend this tour!!!! I am more appreciative of life
Letitia_M, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Great walking tour
Hayden_W, Jan 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
Great experience. Due to covid, groups are a lot smaller. Our tour guide Linda did an excellent job showing us around the garden district. She was extremely knowledgeable and had a great personality.
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Great tour of garden district
Ana_B, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Tour
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and charming and showed us beautiful and memorable homes in the garden district
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Garden District Tour Full of Information
Jenna_B, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
My husband and I had a wonderful tour of the Garden District with our tour guide James. We were the only two on the tour and were very impressed with James' knowledge of the area. The tour didn't just scratch the surface of the Garden District. James provided in-depth knowledge of all the sites we visited. I would highly recommend.
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Historical Garden District Tour
Susan_O, May 2021
New Orleans Garden District Tour
I had truly a fantastic time on this tour yesterday. The Historical Garden District tour taught me so much about the neighborhood through the years and was a great introduction to the area. Ron is knowledgeable and friendly! I had a wonderful time learning from hi. Thank you!
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Angie and Our Garden District Tour
janetm, May 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
The Garden District is beautiful and Angie our guide was full of wonderful stories for us. She was so interesting, funny and a great guide! I thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
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Worth it! So informative!
Barry_R, Feb 2021
Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
Our guide was so Informative throughout the whole tour. Very knowledgeable about the Garden District!
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Recommend :)
Colleen, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Our Tour was great! Went in the morning beautiful place to walk around. Lots of information and our guide gave her personal touch which made it feel special. Recommend so much history in this city to see.
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Awesome bike tour
Steven_A, Apr 2021
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Biking Tour
Touring the garden district on a bike is an awesome way to see lots of houses in a short period. Very safe, very few cars on the streets we went on. Lots of pot holes, but easy to avoid.
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Fun informative
Madelena_W, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
She was very fun and informative 😃i would definitely recommend this tour to other people its our first time here will be back
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Very informative
Phil_D, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Tour
Mike was awesome. He is a man full of knowledge about the area. Very enthusiastic. If he could have controlled the humidity it would have been better. All kidding aside. Mike is the go to for this tour.
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Cross country pass through NOLA
Michelle_J, Jun 2021
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
David Sr. Was witty and informative as he gave an overview of the history of NO, both past and recent. We would never have been able to cover so much territory or information on our own during this stopover. Insight on new places to explore on our next extended trip!
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Great Tour
Mike_R, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
Great tour! Renee our guide was so knowledgeable and engaging. She really gives a deep insight into the history and people of New Orleans. Highly recommend!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • This neighborhood is a must-visit for history buffs and first-time visitors to New Orleans.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking on a tour.

  • Walking tours generally last two to three hours and begin at a central meeting point in the neighborhood.

  • Driving tours of New Orleans often stop at the Garden District.

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How to Get There

The easiest and most historic way to get to the Garden District is aboard the St. Charles streetcar, which also stops at Tulane and Loyola universities and the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. It’s also possible to reach the area on foot and via the Magazine Street bus.

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When to Get There

For many travelers, the best time to visit New Orleans is between February and May when the weather is cool and the calendar is packed with events, including Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Expect temperatures upwards of 85°F (29°C) during visits from June to September.

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Celebrity Homes in the Garden District

This live oak-shaded neighborhood is no stranger to celebrities, and many famous faces have homes in the area. While strolling through the neighborhood, you might spot the homes of Anne Rice, Archie and Peyton Manning, John Goodman, and Sandra Bullock.

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