This New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour highlights the American settlement and their beautiful homes, gardens, wealth and how life was changed because of their amazing contributions. This multifaceted tour includes the unique history of our incredible city, culture, and architecture. The Americans early settlements, lavish lifestyles and immense wealth are obvious as we walk through this opulent and super astonishing neighborhood.
Our Tour begins outside of the gates of Lafayette Cemetery #1, as you learn of the basic burial information and customs and discuss why New Orleans cemeteries are so unique (NOTE: PUBLIC ACCESS IS NOT ALLOWED IN THIS CEMETERY) We then walk around the neighborhood where you'll see the architectural styles of the Americans. You will see celebrity homes, perfectly manicured landscapes and movie hotspots as well. Walk with a local, see it through our eyes!
Insider tips for local hangouts
Recommendations for food, music and fun
What's Not Included
INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Public transportation options are available nearby
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
The Lafayette Cemetery #1 is closed due to repairs and we cannot enter, but we do our cemetery portion of the tour from the iron gates, where you can see the tombs clearly.
A significant amount of walking is involved
Dress code is smart casual
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Service animals allowed
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Tour is generally wheelchair accessible however be prepared for very uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Your tour will be conducted by a local, licensed and professional tour guide! We walk along the rows of antebellum mansions after our cemetery portion of the tour and we discuss architecture, the people who lived there in early New Orleans and the people who live there today. We also include a celebrity portion of the tour.
Admission Ticket Free
Lafayette Cemetery No.1
Lafayette Cemetery #1 will be closed for maintenance, so the cemetery portion of the tour will be conducted outside the gates. You will learn the history of the cemetery and of New Orleans' unique burial traditions.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Amazing guide, learned a...
Amazing guide, learned a lot. Stories were very entertaining, well told and fascinating. Highly recomended to anyone looking to explore the garden district.
Big houses with a big personality!
We loved the tour with Lee! He has amazing energy, a great sense of humor, and incredible knowledge of the architecture and history of New Orleans!
What a fantastic tour!!! Lee made the whole experience quite an adventure. He was very knowledgeable and was very enthusiastic with sharing his stories. Definitely a great way to learn some history about the city!
Leslie H, 08-01-2023
Great tour of the most beautiful part of New Orleans. Lee was our tour guide and he was great. Funny, informative and made the tour very interesting. He loves his job and you can tell! Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get away from French Quarter and see the upper echelon side of NOLA>
Great neighborhood tour
Lee was wonderful. He loved NOLA and his job and it showed. Very informative and charismatic. Learned a lot about the hidden gem that is the Garden District.