Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

Gray Line New Orleans

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Moushumi C ·
· September 15, 2017
The tour guide was extremely experienced and knowledgable. She was also caring ensuring that we did not trip over uneven sidewalks. She was also very friendly. I would highly recommend this beautiful tour!

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Leskaye55 ·
· July 22, 2017
Brilliant walking tour - covered everything worth covering and even included a visit inside one of these gorgeous homes - could not fault anything about this tour. Even gave details out at the end of the tour for taking the tram and travelling even further afield within the area

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Barbara S ·
· June 27, 2017
We had a lovely tour in the Garden District. Our tour leader was fabulous. He had lots of local history to share about the District, its architecture and characters. We would have preferred more time in the Cemetery as it was short. This is my third tour with Viator and they have all been excellent. Wear comfy shoes as there are cobblestones and tree roots. Walking pace was also very good.

What You'll Get


Your tour begins in the French Quarter, where you'll board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and travel to the quieter and more genteel Garden District. This elegant historical area, known for its marvelous examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture and lovely gardens, was once the site of a number of plantations. Learn from your guide how in the 19th century it was sold off piece by piece primarily to wealthy Americans who built the lavish mansions that still dominate this district.
See mansions belonging to local author Anne Rice, actress Sandra Bullock, actor John Goodman, and former New Orleans Saints' quarterback — and father of Peyton and Eli — Archie Manning. Stop for an exclusive tour of a stately Garden District home built around the end of the American Civil War in 1865.
Admire an unusual cast-iron fence resembling a row of cornstalks and learn the legend of how a southern colonel had it made in the mid-1800s to comfort his homesick Iowan wife. You'll also see where Confederate leader Jefferson died at age 81 and stop to walk around Lafayette Cemetery, one of New Orleans' many above-ground cemeteries. Hear about how the high water table and frequent flooding in the city helped drive the creation of these 'cities of the dead' as you capture photos of the elaborate tombs and statuary.

Enjoy light refreshments at Magazine PoBoy Shop before heading back to the French Quarter by coach at the end of your 2.5-hour Garden District tour.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Cemetery closed on some holidays, Saturday afternoons and Sundays
  • In order to help protect the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point — just a short stroll from most downtown hotels
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher
  • The audio system may not be used during inclement weather
  • Child rates apply to those under the age of 6 who occupy a seat. Lap children under 6 years ride for free
Inclusions
  • Transport to and from the Garden District by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Light refreshments


Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure Point
Tour departs from the French Quarter

Departure Time
9:30am

Duration
2 hours 45 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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