Garden District Walking Tour

Cost: $400

per Guide, PRIVATE TOUR done by special request, for any size group, 2 and 1/2 hours long

 

Only available as a private tour, for any size group. For groups larger than 28 people, we will use several tour guides. 

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

The Garden District used to be called "Lafayette City." It was established in 1803 by newly arrived 'Yankees' as they created their own New Orleans, since they found themselves excluded from 19th century Creole society. The result is one of New Orleans most desired neighborhoods and most beautifully preserved city districts, home to the rich and famous, as well as the strange and the dead! As you'll stroll the leafy, magnolia shaded streets of the Garden District and also "Lafayette Cemetery" (also called the "City of the Dead,") you will see mansions and manicured gardens and hear stories of tragedies, legends, movie stars, writers and celebrity chefs.You'll experience the architectural splendor of the live oak tree-lined "American Sector" of New Orleans and hear about the "Creoles vs Americans" conflict in the 1800's.

 

Sights covered on this tour include:
  • Colonel Short's Villa and its famous Cornstalk Fence
  • Briggs-Staub House
  • Commander's Palace Restaurant
  • Toby's Corner
  • Archie and Payton Manning's House
  • Brevard-Mahat-Rice House
  • Rosegate
  • Payne-Strachan House
  • Lafayette Cemetery, you'll see the famed, above ground tombs featured in An Interview with a Vampire, Double Jeopardy, and Deja Vu.
  • and much more, such as the homes of Anne Rice, Trent Reznor, Archie and Peyton Manning, Nicholas Cage, John Goodman, and Sandra Bullock;and the death site of Jefferson Davis;and the film site of Brad Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
*New Orleans is well known for uneven streets, most famously in the Garden District. It is often a source of great humor and peril. Please wear flat shoes and beware of potholes and uneven ground. Not recommended for wheel-chairs or strollers.