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Garden District

Garden District

Free admission
St Charles Avenue, New Orleans

The Basics

This picturesque neighborhood is best experienced on foot, and tour choices run the gamut from general or historical to haunted. The former typically feature popular highlights such as the historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, famous antebellum houses, and the eclectic shops and restaurants of Magazine Street; meanwhile, the latter includes paranormal tales of the neighborhood where Interview with a Vampire, Dracula 2000, and American Horror Story: Coven were filmed. Some driving tours combine seeing the sights by private vehicle with stops at top attractions.

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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
$29.00 per adult
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Garden District Walking Tour
Our tour guide Harris was excellent ! Friendly, very knowledgeable, and just a really cool guy. The Garden District is a beautiful area and Harris brought its rich history and interesting people to life very well. Would highly recommend this tour and if you’re lucky enough to get Harris you’ll be all set.
Teresa_L, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

Nice way to see highlights of the city
Lisa_E, May 2022
New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off and Garden District Walking Tour Package
The Garden District tour was excellent! Microphones on the bus could be upgraded. I wished the French Quarter tour had been included.
The Garden district is a Beautiful neighborhood in New Orleans.
bob, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Tour
Our Tour guide was Bubby and he was great, very informative about the Garden District and overall New Orleans. The tour would not have been as good without him.
Fantastic Walking-Tour with Charismatic Garden District Guy, Lee!
Patricia_D, Apr 2022
Walking Tour in New Orleans Garden District
Lee was a PHENOMENAL tour guide! We started on-time and walked through the fabulous Garden District while learning about the area's history as well as different types of architecture. Lee was funny and informative and brought an amazing energy to the tour. I also personally appreciated how cognizant he was to the area as well, making sure that as visitors, we respected the people and flora of the community. I highly recommend this well-paced walking tour!
The perfect guide for the Garden District
Kirk_P, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Harris was a very knowledgeable and animated guide. He brought the history of the Garden District to life.
I enjoyed seeing and...
Janet_B, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
I enjoyed seeing and hearing about the many beautiful mansions in the Garden District. Our guide was interesting and fun and we learned about the history of the area.
Wonderful experience
Linda_S, May 2022
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
Darin was great with historical info. We love the Garden District and Katrina areas. Having a french donut was great.
Great Guide
Frank_L, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
James was a great guide. Knowledgeable and personable. He has an obvious love for New Orleans in general and the Garden District in particular
Great tour of a beautiful area...great counterpoint to the French Quarter.
Greta_B, Mar 2022
Small-Group Walking Garden District Tour in New Orleans
Logan guided our happy tour through the beautiful Garden District with great aplomb. His knowledge and fun delivery of the tour topics made for a very fun time. NOLA streets and sidewalks can be a challenge to navigate, so wear good shoes! Would definitely do another tour with Logan. He definitely has a passion for NOLA.
Enjoyable tour
Kathryn_K, Feb 2022
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
This walking tour of the garden district was amazing. the tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend !
Afternoon Garden District tour 10/10
Nicole_N, Nov 2021
Garden District Small Group Tour: Secrets & Scandals
Our tour guide Jackson was awesome! One of the main reasons we picked the tour was that it had an afternoon slot available which was hard for us to find. He was very passionate about the history of the garden district and we were able to walk the blocks through the neighborhoods. He was very good at answering all our questions. We even got to stop halfway at a coffee shop which was nice. It was a great tour and definitely learned a lot!
Highly recommend this tour!
Tanya_S, Apr 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
Josh was an amazing tour guide. He was well informed and brought the history of the Garden District to life. I highly recommend this tour. This company keeps tour sizes small relative to other tours offered in this area which we greatly appreciated. The small size of the group allowed time for questions and a more customized tour.
Great Time
Peter_R, Apr 2022
New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
Very in depth and educational tour about the garden district. Had a wonderful experience and would select Nola tours again.

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 of the Garden District.

  • 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.

  • The Garden District is wheelchair accessible for the most part.

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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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Garden District
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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