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Garden District

Garden District

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7,927 Reviews
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 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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$52.00 per adult
A+ Experience
Traveling to the lower 9th ward was the most impactful part of the experience. However - everything about the experience was great. Our tour guide/bus driver was excellent
Jermall_W, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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An Awesome Experience
Daniel_M, Jul 2021
New Orleans Garden District Tour
Our tour guide was delightful and full of energy that made the tour fun and engaging. The way she described the history of the Garden District and the surrounding areas was well done and made the two hour tour fly by. Would definitely recommend!
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Loved it!
Madison_M, Jul 2021
New Orleans Garden District Tour
Amazing tour! The garden district is a must see when traveling to New Orleans. Our tour guide Ron was so insightful and answered any questions we had. Request him if you can!
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Great Tour!!
Jason_J, Jul 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Angie was so knowledgeable and spunky! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her and learned so much fun history about the Garden District.
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Very enjoyable.
Matthew_B, Jul 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Very knowledgeable. Not much on cemetery but a ton on the Garden District homes and history. Learned quite a bit and enjoyed the tour.
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Great tour
Bridget_K, Jul 2021
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
Dave was an excellent guide! Enjoyed the Cade du monde stop, the garden district, katrina information. Very informative & interesting
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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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Satisfied customer
Lisa, Jul 2021
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
Excellent and knowledgeable guide with humor you can’t bet that!!! The bus was clean and ver comfortable.
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Informative, engaging and fun!
Paul, Jun 2021
Walking Tour in New Orleans Garden District
Erin was an excellent tour guide; Both architecturally and Historically knowledgeable. She was engaging with the large group; her Personality and comedic timing combined with her knowledge to make her quite an excellent tour guide. She monitored our group safety warning us about New Orleans sidewalks and group safety as well. I would highly recommend her if you want to enjoy a tour and also get excellent information about New Orleans.
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Wonderful Homes
Hayman, Jul 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
The architecture and history of the homes that we saw were very interesting. Our guide was knowledgeable and humorous.
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A+ Experience
Jermall_W, Jul 2021
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
Traveling to the lower 9th ward was the most impactful part of the experience. However - everything about the experience was great. Our tour guide/bus driver was excellent
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Wonder walking tour of the Garden District
Carol_S, Jun 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
Josh was great! He has a master’s history and loves NOLA. He was very knowledgeable about the Garden District. He was very patient and answered all of our questions. Loved his visuals he carried with him during the tour. I would recommend Josh if you are interested in this walking tour.
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If you love history and pretty houses this tour is for you
Alyson_H, Jul 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
Renee was an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed her vast knowledge of the history and architecture of the district and New Orleans itself. You could tell she is immersed in her community and is proud to show it off. Don’t forget to bring water and wear comfortable shoes!

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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