Chance to explore historic Garden District of New Orleans
Splendid antebellum mansions on live oak-shaded streets
Grand Southern estates like the 1860 Colonel Short's Villa
District landmarks such as the Commander's Palace & The Rink
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1's bove-ground tombs , built in 1833
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided walking tour of the French Quarter and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Live tour commentary provided in English
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
ACCESS TO SOME LOCATIONS, INCLUDING LAFAYETTE CEMETERY MAY BE RESTRICTED DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Meander beneath the crepe myrtle trees and by the camellia-filled gardens of NOLA's ritziest suburb on this guided tour of the Garden District. Hear the fascinating tales behind some of the district's grandest mansions, and visit the centuries-old crypts of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
Meet up with your guide on tony St. Charles Avenue, where the historic streetcar clatters along beneath the leafy branches of towering live oak trees, and set off on foot to explore the country's largest concentration of 19th-century Southern-style mansions. Stroll past the manicured gardens fronting grand estates, admiring the distinctive architecture of the antebellum South in this Uptown quarter.
Check out the elaborate features of the 1849 Briggs-Staub House, a so-called “Gothic cottage,” and snap photos of the filigreed balconies of the regal Colonel Short's Villa. Pass by well-to-do locals sipping midday martinis at the Commander's Palace, hear about spooky occurrences at the Payne-Strachan House, peek into the windows at The Rink—a one-time skating rink turned into a shopping center—and stand outside the palatial homes of stars like Sandra Bullock and John Goodman.
After admiring the elegant homes of the living, step into the hallowed ground of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, one of New Orleans' unique cities of the dead. Hear about the Creole traditions and practical reasoning behind above-ground crypts, and see where moody films.
Cleaning and safety practices
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
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