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Garden District

Garden District

Free admission
St Charles Avenue, New Orleans

The Basics

This picturesque neighborhood is best experienced on foot, and tour choices run the gamut from general or historical to haunted. The former typically feature popular highlights such as the historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, famous antebellum houses, and the eclectic shops and restaurants of Magazine Street; meanwhile, the latter includes paranormal tales of the neighborhood where Interview with a Vampire, Dracula 2000, and American Horror Story: Coven were filmed. Some driving tours combine seeing the sights by private vehicle with stops at top attractions.

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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
$27.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fabulous
Terrific guide Harris Great info and vibes. A very knowledgeable guide who made the tour most worthwhile.
Michael_S, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

star-5
A wonderful experience at the Garden Tour District.
Marilyn_M, Jan 2022
New Orleans Garden District Tour
Our tour guide Tyler was wonderful, very knowledgeable. He gave us an abundant amount of information about the Garden District and the famous people that lived there.
star-5
Great Walking Tour!
jgrussing, Jan 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
My wife & I had a great walking tour of the Garden District. Renee our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history & architecture of the neighborhood. Highly recommended!
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Highly Recommend this Tour!
Mike_D, Dec 2021
New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
An exceptionally fun and educational tour of New Orleans Garden District. Our guide Karen was wonderful, and provided great insight on the history of this beautiful historic residential neighborhood. Highly recommend this tour!
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Afternoon Garden District tour 10/10
Nicole_N, Nov 2021
Garden District: Secrets and Scandals - Small Group Tour ♥
Our tour guide Jackson was awesome! One of the main reasons we picked the tour was that it had an afternoon slot available which was hard for us to find. He was very passionate about the history of the garden district and we were able to walk the blocks through the neighborhoods. He was very good at answering all our questions. We even got to stop halfway at a coffee shop which was nice. It was a great tour and definitely learned a lot!
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Beautiful houses
Erin_C, Dec 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
The weather was amazing and we enjoyed our stroll through the beautiful garden district. I’ve been on tours like this before but Angie was one of the most knowledgeable guides I’ve ever had. She knew the answers to every question we threw her way. It’s a great, informative tour and a must see for a trip to New Orleans!
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Step into the past
Laura_J, Oct 2021
Garden District Tour in New Orleans
It was great to learn about the creation of the Garden District and the history of some of the houses.
star-5
Andrew is a terrific tour...
NancyA_S, Dec 2021
New Orleans Garden District Tour
Andrew is a terrific tour guide. Wonderful sense if humor and a font of local history and lore! We truly enjoyed our walking tour of the Garden District and will definitely recommend touring with Andrew to friends!
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Small personalized tour
Stacy_D, Dec 2021
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
Walking around with Renee was a fun experience. It is like going with a history book of New Orleans. She knows every fact about the city and the homes around the Garden District. It was a personalized experience and I would recommend over some of the bigger tours.
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Great way to see the city and avoid the heat!
Teri_D, Jul 2021
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
Our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable, funny, and accommodating. Pickup was on time . Bus was clean. Great experience!
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Satisfied customer
Felicia_C, Jul 2021
New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery
Excellent and knowledgeable guide with humor you can’t bet that!!! The bus was clean and ver comfortable.
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Our guide! Personable,...
bunnyhop10, Jan 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Our guide! Personable, knowledgable and a great sense of humor! A lot of ground was covered and our guide had great recommendations regarding music, other tours and restaurants.
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Walking the Garden District
Barbara_L, Jan 2022
New Orleans Garden District Tour
Loved seeing the homes, walking and the stories! Disappointed not to be able to go in the cemetery, but we were able to see in.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • This neighborhood is a must-visit for history buffs and first-time visitors to New Orleans.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking on a tour of the Garden District.

  • Walking tours generally last two to three hours and begin at a central meeting point in the neighborhood.

  • Driving tours of New Orleans often stop at the Garden District.

  • The Garden District is wheelchair accessible for the most part.

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How to Get There

The easiest and most historic way to get to the Garden District is aboard the St. Charles streetcar, which also stops at Tulane and Loyola universities and the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. It’s also possible to reach the area on foot and via the Magazine Street bus.

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Trip ideas

Best Weekend Getaways from New Orleans

Best Weekend Getaways from New Orleans


When to Get There

For many travelers, the best time to visit New Orleans is between February and May when the weather is cool and the calendar is packed with events, including Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Expect temperatures upwards of 85°F (29°C) during visits from June to September.

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Celebrity Homes in the Garden District

This live oak–shaded neighborhood is no stranger to celebrities, and many famous faces have homes in the area. While strolling through the neighborhood, you might spot the homes of Anne Rice, Archie and Peyton Manning, John Goodman, and Sandra Bullock.

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Garden District