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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

By: Gray Line
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  • Walk through New Orleans’ Garden District during this guided tour
  • Go inside the Opera Guild Home—this tour is one of the few to do so
  • Hear historical facts from a guide you might not learn otherwise
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
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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.

What to Expect

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 ownerspast 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the better tours

This was a very informative and historical tour. Beautiful neighborhoods and gorgeous homes. Liz our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took her time explaining all the different architectures. The cemetery portion was very interesting. It is lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes. had...More

Thank TennesseeHorseMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good mix of past & present

Mary E was a great guide and I liked how she mixed the history of New Orleans in with its recent history highlighting the homes of famous residents. It was super convenient getting a bus in from the French Quarter and getting to see inside...More

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best tour ever

Loved how helpful and informative Mary E. Is and Darren was so nice and friendly. Thanks for making my point about Commanders palace bread pudding soufflé. Great tour and interesting how people from outside NOLA get things misconstrued such as the reason for above ground...More

Thank Corrie A
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

Marcia was our tour guide and she was so knowledgeable. Loved all of the stops we made. I’m a huge fan of Anne Rice, so it was nice to see the home where she grew up and several other homes that she owned. Def a...More

Thank Soty G
Reviewed 16 May 2018
Staff wasn't very helpful

I arrived on time (15min early) for the tour and in the correct location (in front of the Steamboat Natchez dock) but when I presented my printed voucher to the tour guide he said I had the wrong tour. I confirmed that my voucher said...More

3  Thank Anastasia A
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Chrystal J
23 June 2018|
Response from Katie S | Reviewed this property |
You'd have to call the company and ask. Perhaps you could arrange for a private tour.
17 June 2018|
Response from Soty G | Reviewed this property |
The tour is 2 hours long
Laura S
10 June 2018|
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Response from Katie S | Reviewed this property |
We got back on the bus that took us back to our original pick up location. I would think you could stay in the garden district though. The tour guide was incredibly nice so I wouldn't see that she would have a problem, but... More
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