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Garden District & Above-Ground Cemetery Walking Tour

by Limousine Livery Tours Duration 2h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $27

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.

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.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$27

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Garden District & Above-Ground Cemetery Walking Tour

Activity Location

Garden District

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • St Charles Ave & First St

    New Orleans 70130


Highlights

  • 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


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of the French Quarter and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Garden District & Above-Ground Cemetery Walking Tour ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Oct 14, 2018

Randy was very knowledgeable about NOLA history. He made the tour fun and interesting. Will highly recommend Randy to anyone who would like to take the tour!

Melanie O

United States