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Garden District Walking Tour

Garden District Walking Tour
400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
1-800-987-9852  
Detail The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Detail Free shuttle to and from the Garden District, guided tour, and admission to the Opera Guild Home and Lafayette Cemetery.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Looking for relaxing things to do in New Orleans then come explore the Garden District on this walking tour. This garden, a stunningly beautiful area of New Orleans that most folks tend to think of when they envision the charm and beauty of Naw'lins.

Writings and depictions of New Orleans are prominent in numerous books, songs, and paintings, and the reasoning behind such will be discovered as you walk through this district viewing all the fun attractions and sights of the area. Hear fascinating stories and visit the former residence of local author Anne Rice, who introduced so many to the mystery and beauty of New Orleans in her novels. Tour-goers are provided with a wireless headset that insures you can hear the guide clearly through a small earpiece so you don't miss any of the great information provided.

Then it's off to Lafayette Cemetery where you'll learn about the unique New Orleans above-ground burial system. You'll also see the residence where Jefferson Davis died in the late 1800s and the oldest house in the area, Toby's Corner. You'll even get a free shuttle to and from the Garden District for your convenience. You're sure to fall in love with the rich history, character, and charm of the area. Plan your vacation package to New Orleans today and have an unforgettable experience.

Detailed Tour Itinerary
Garden District house
 Drive By  Garden District in New Orleans, LA
The Garden District is a dynamic community grounded in a strong sense of tradition. Dubbed the “Garden District” for its capacious showy gardens, this New Orleans Neighborhood is noted for its astounding scenery-just one of its numerous attractions. Visitors are amazed by the elegant homes and the stylish setting that lends itself to a very relaxing and enjoyable experience for all.
Old photo of the house
 Drive By  Home of Anne Rice
Check out 1239 First Street, the New Orleans home once owned by Anne Rice, undisputed grand dame of gothic fiction. The six-bedroom, 7,609-square-foot home is said to have been haunted since long before Rice moved in, with spirits dating back to its completion in the 1800s.
Lafayette cemetery entrance
 Drive By  Lafayette Cemetery
Located in the heart of the Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans is the oldest of the seven municipal, city-operated cemeteries in the city. The cemetery is a non-segregated, non-denominational cemetery with immigrants from over 25 different countries and natives of 26 states as identified on the closure tablets.
Outside of the Opera Guild home
 Stop at  New Orleans Opera Guild Home
This fundamentally Greek Revival house, built in 1865, has a distinctive Italianate octagonal turret, added in the late 19th century. Furnished with 18th- and 19th-century European and American pieces, the house underwent extensive renovations in 2008 and is once again being used for receptions, weddings, and private parties. 
Toby's Corner entrance in New Orleans
 Drive By  Toby's Corner
Constructed in 1838 for Philadelphia-born wheelwright Thomas Toby, this Greek-Revival house is said to be the oldest in New Orleans' Garden District. Toby's Corner, also called the Thomas Toby-Westfeldt House, is located along Prytania Street and was later purchased by Thomas Dugan in 1858 for his daughter whose husband was part of the Westfeldt family.
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Susan Schoenick
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"would recommend this tour for young, old and in between!"
We thoroughly enjoyed the garden district walking tour with jill as our guide. The beautiful homes along with the stories and history of the area made for a wonderful trip. Wandering through the cemetery was so interesting, there again we learned so much. I would recommend this tour for young, old and in between!
Frequently Asked Questions for Garden District Walking Tour:
  • What is included in the admission price?
    Includes free shuttle to and from the Garden District as well as access to the Opera Guild Home.
  • Is there any walking involved?
    Yes, about a mile walking on uneven sidewalks, streets, and stairs in the Opera Guild Home.
  • Approximately how long does the Garden District Walking Tour last?
    Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Where does the Garden District Walking Tour depart from?
    The tour departs from the Gray Line ticket office in the French Quarter at 400 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Garden District Walking Tour?
    Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
  • Is the Garden District Walking Tour handicap accessible?
    Yes, please submit any requests at least 48 hours in advance of your tour.
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