This tour was very enjoyable. Mary E. was a knowledgeable and pleasant guide, although she did offer a bit more personal information than was necessary. There was a ton of information and lots of houses & mansions covered. It was great seeing the house inspiration...More
This New Orleans Garden District walking tour takes you behind the usually closed doors of its antebellum mansions. Travel by coach to the famous New Orleans neighborhood from the French Quarter, and walk the streets with your guide who shares stories and fun facts about the antebellum mansions as you go. Book ahead as this tour is one of the only ones that allows you inside the Opera Guild Home.
This Garden District tour starts with a pickup by coach from your French Quarter hotel in New Orleans.
Once you arrive in the Garden District, a neighborhood known for having some of the most splendid, preserved antebellum mansions in the South, follow your guide on foot through the neighborhood.
Learn about the antebellum mansions and their owners—past and present, from Jefferson Davis to Anne Rice. Look out for a house that’s owned by actress Sandra Bullock.
This guided tour also leads you inside the elegant Civil War-era Opera Guild Home, so you can explore the interior. It’s one of the only tours in the area that lets you step inside.
Afterward, journey through the above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery before stopping at Magazine Po-Boy Shop for food or a drink (own expense).
The trip ends with drop-off at your French Quarter hotel.