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New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

56 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

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2 hours (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
A note about this tour
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are committed to keeping our guides and guests safe. Per city guidelines and the recommendation of public health officials, tour groups are limited to 7 guests, all guests and guides must wear mask, and social distancing between guests and guides is required.

Overview

ACCESS TO SOME LOCATIONS, INCLUDING LAFAYETTE CEMETERY MAY BE RESTRICTED DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Boasting the world’s largest collection of 19th century American Southern style mansions, the Garden District of New Orleans deserves special attention and a tour of its own! View unique architecture, oak tree-lined streets, manicured gardens, and the homes of some of America’s most famed celebrities—both past and present—as you leisurely stroll through this neighborhood. Stop at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, arguably America’s most infamous graveyard. The above ground crypts of this “city of the dead” have appeared in numerous blockbuster films including “Double Jeopardy,” and “Interview with the Vampire.” Other highlights include Briggs-Staub House, Colonel Short's Villa, Commander’s Palace restaurant, Lonsdale House, Musson House, Payne House, The Rink, Robinson House, Toby-Westfeldt House, and celebrity homes of Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, Ella Brennan, and John Goodman.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Reviews

Average 4.73 out of 5 stars based on 56 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
YUKO_D, Oct 2021 Verified
We walked by some beautiful estates and heard interesting stories of their history. We were disappointed that the cemetery was closed and we could only look through the gate, but all in all, we enjoyed the tour.
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
ninaterelmes, Jun 2021 Verified
Tara is an excellent guide and I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with her and another couple. It was more like being shown around by a girlfriend from the neighborhood! I appreciated her accommodating my endless questions with aplomb and admitting when she didn't know the answer (a quality I appreciate with the numerous guides I've interacted with in NOLA). Being a local, her insight and side stories added a lot of color. I'm thankful to have gone on such a great tour!
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Eileen_M, May 2021 Verified
Randy was very knowledgeable about history of New Orleans. Had a great sense of humor, very personable.
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Kathleen_W, Apr 2021 Verified
Beautiful! Our tour guide Tara was excellent. She gave us so much info & emailed us later links to find even more info on the beautiful homes & cemetery we saw.
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
kayceendc, Apr 2021 Verified
If you are a history buff and interested in the culture of NOLA. You must take this tour. Tara was amazing. The knowledge that she she shares is astounding.
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Akashamoon13, Mar 2021 Verified
Randy is a fun and humorous tour guide, be prepared to have some NOLA myths de-bunked. This tour has more historical content and is not a show tour.
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Brenda, Feb 2021 Verified
Randy was thorough, fun and personable! We really enjoyed learning more and seeing the sights! I highly recommend Randy as a tour guide!
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Tony, Aug 2020 Verified
Tara was absolutely fantastic. Very informative and knowledgeable about the area. The only issue is that the part for the Cemetery Tour was closed (by the City) so we had to “tour” from outside the gates. But, Tara made the absolute best of that situation. Overall, outstanding and would highly recommend.
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Cara R, Jul 2020 Verified
We had the absolute best time! Our tour guide was wonderful! He was so knowledgeable and he made the whole experience so much fun! I would highly recommend this tour!
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Sam, Jul 2020 Verified
We were happy to have Tara as our guide, and since the tourist numbers were low due to Covid 19 we were the only 2 people to tour with Tara today! She told us many fascinating details of many beautiful homes. We were worried it would be too hot, but a rain showered us to cool things off. Tara even offered to postpone/continue our tour another day due to the rain, but we were fine with our ponchos/umbrellas. Although we didn't go inside the homes, Tara was kind enough to send us links of several of the homes for us to virtually tour later. The info about the cemetery was also quite interesting. We would definitely recommend this tour!

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