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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

  • Explore New Orleans’ Garden District with a guide and small group
  • Learn the rich history behind this elegant neighborhood
  • See ornate tombs in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, a popular filming location
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
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Walk with a small group and hear the fascinating stories of the elegant, grand, and shady Garden District and Lafayette cemetery #1.
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Escape the bustle of downtown for an afternoon stroll through the historic and beautiful Lafayette Cemetery #1 and the surrounding elegant and lush Garden District.
A two-hour afternoon walking tour through New Orleans’ elegant 19th Century garden neighborhood and enchanting Lafayette Cemetery. Come after lunch and shop on Magazine Street after the tour!
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Get a local perspective on New Orleans’ posh, 19th-century Garden District on this small-group walking tour. Stroll down quiet, leafy avenues to admire elegant mansions while a guide shares the history of one of the most charming areas in the city. Also visit legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to check out above-ground tombs featured in films such as Interview with the Vampire.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at Gracious Bakery along the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar line.

Set off by foot to explore this neighborhood known for its stately southern mansions and wide avenues framed by lush greenery. See different architectural styles and learn about the history of New Orleans, from the Louisiana Purchase through the Civil War and Great Depression.

Visit some of the Garden District’s departed residents at the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, one of the oldest and most famous graveyards in New Orleans. Learn why the city buries its dead above ground, and see the tombs of illustrious Louisiana families. You may recognize the cemetery from films and TV shows including Interview with a Vampire, American Horror Story: Coven, Double Jeopardy, and NCIS: New Orleans.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A rainy day.

We were trying to see as much of New Orleans as possible in a short time. We had signed up for this tour and, although heavy rain was forecast for later in the day and the tour operator had offered to let us take the...More

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Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! I am sorry you got drenched, but I am glad you were with Suzanne, as she is a dynamic tour guide with an enthusiastic appreciation of the history of the Garden District. I hope you learned a lot about New Orleans, but I hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great walk on a hot day!

My daughter and I were just in NOL and we were fortunate enough to have booked the Garden District tour one morning during our trip...Our guide James led just the 2 of us around this lovely area of NOL for a fact filled 2 hours....More

Thank Sue B
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Definitely next time! The summer is hot and business slows down for walking tours, but honestly we make the best connections with our guests in these months. I guess there is just something special about walking around with a tiny group, at a slower place,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour, very informative

My husband and I had a great tour with James. We loved learning about the fascinating history of the Garden District and seeing the lovely architecture. We lucked out in having James all to ourselves, so we peppered him with questions and had great conversation....More

Thank Rachel E
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for reviewing! It's too bad you were unable to walk around in the cemetery on your tour, but James is very good at describing our weird custom of interment and you can get a good view by the gate. But the stunning architecture of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Most Enjoyable Walk Through History

We booked this tour during the week of JazzFest. A few days before we made the booking, we happened to pass through the Garden District and realized that we knew almost nothing about the magnificent houses that we were seeing or the history of such...More

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Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your glowing review of your Garden District tour with the talented Mr. Feldman! He really knows his stuff and is an expert at sharing his information with stories, pictures, humorous observations, and follow-up suggestions for further learning. The Garden District...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile
Great tour, highly recommend!

Our tour guide James was great and knew the history. I lived that our tour group was small, verse the other groups that we passed that had 20-30 people in a group. With only 6 in our group we really got to see a lot...More

Thank Chad G
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

James is very funny and knows how to tell a good story! We are committed to keeping our groups small because the lively "walking and talking" experience is great for everyone. And EVERY Lucky Bean tour, because the groups are small, ends up being a...More

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Response from Judy-Cucin | Reviewed this property |
That's a pretty big group for 1 tour guide. Frankly, I'd split the group between 2 guides if possible.
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