New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour

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New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
Detail Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Detail Informative, friendly and professional guide
Detail Small-group tour
Detail Duration: 2 hours
New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour Schedule Schedule
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Looking to explore the rich history and stunning architecture of one of New Orleans' most picturesque neighborhoods? Look no further than the Garden District Architecture Tour. Led by expert guides who know the ins and outs of this charming area like the back of their hand, this tour gives visitors a chance to see some of the city's most breathtaking Victorians, Madeleine-style homes, and charming cottages up close and personal.

The tour begins at the lovely Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, where visitors can marvel at the intricate tombs and mausoleums that have earned this spot a place on the National Register of Historic Places. From there, it's a leisurely stroll through the Garden District itself, passing by some of the grandest and most architecturally significant homes in the city. Learn all about the neighborhood's history and notable residents, from famous authors to Confederate generals, as you walk beneath the lush magnolia trees and soak in the tranquility of one of New Orleans' most beautiful neighborhoods.

One of the highlights of the Garden District Architecture Tour is the chance to see the stunning homes that give this area its unique character. From the ornate mansions that line St. Charles Avenue to the charming Creole cottages tucked away on hidden side streets, there's something for everyone to admire here. Visitors will also get an up-close look at some of the architectural details that make these homes so special, from intricate ironwork to original stained glass windows.

Of course, no tour of the Garden District would be complete without a stop at one of the area's many beautiful parks. Whether it's the sprawling grounds of the Audubon Zoo or the quiet beauty of the lovely Coliseum Square, there's no shortage of green spaces to enjoy here. Learn all about the history of these parks and the roles they've played in the city over the years as you take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque landscapes.

As you wind your way through the Garden District, your knowledgeable guide will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and offer fascinating insights into the history and culture of this beautiful neighborhood. Whether you're a first-time visitor to the city or a seasoned local looking to discover a new side of your hometown, the Garden District Architecture Tour is not to be missed.

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 Stop at  Commander's Palace
Commander's Palace offers more than just a meal - it's a gastronomic journey steeped in historical romance. The blue-and-white fa├žade heralds an unforgettable dining experience amidst antebellum grandeur.
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 Stop at  Garden District in New Orleans, LA
The stunning, well-preserved mansions and beautiful gardens of the Garden District are iconic emblems of Southern heritage. Bask in the charm of this peaceful oasis in New Orleans.
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Unearth the charm of New Orleans at Lafayette Cemetery, a resting place of souls whispering stories of the past.
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 Stop at  Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera
Escape into an evening of high culture at the Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera. This testament to high art provides not just luscious arias, but also hosts numerous cultural and educational events, contributing to the vibrant artistic fabric of New Orleans.
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 Stop at  Carroll-Crawford House
The Carroll-Crawford House, nestled in New Orleans, is a marvel of riveting history and architectural elegance, framed by southern oak trees. This Greek Revival masterpiece from 1869 is a time capsule, adorned with period furnishings and authentic southern charm. It's a journey back in time, offering a slice of the city's vibrant cultural past, perfect for history enthusiasts and architecture lovers alike.
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 Stop at  Louise S. McGehee School
Louise S. McGehee School, placed in the heart of New Orleans, encapsulates the essence of classic academic elegance alongside modern advancements. This century-old educational institution offers visitors a taste of the vibrant pupil life and educational values rooted in strong Louisiana traditions. The welcoming, ivy-laden facade is a beautiful sight to behold in the city's bustling streets.
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 Stop at  Morris-Israel House
Step into a captivating blend of history and architecture at the Morris-Israel House in New Orleans. This 19th-century edifice, exquisitely restored, offers an immersive exploration of antebellum lifestyle. With its charming allure, highlighted by ornate chandeliers and antique furnishings, it's a must-visit for history lovers and architectural enthusiasts. Indulge in a timeless journey at the Morris-Israel House, a hidden gem in New Orleans.
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 Stop at  The Rink Shopping Center
Steeped in rich history, The Rink Shopping Center is an unmissable spot in the heart of New Orleans directly on the streetcar line. Home to an array of independent businesses, you'll find everything from one-of-kind souvenir shops to art hubs, set against the backdrop of a former skating rink.

In summary, the Garden District Architecture Tour is perfect for anyone looking to take a leisurely stroll through one of New Orleans' most picturesque neighborhoods. With knowledgeable guides, stunning homes, and beautiful parks to enjoy, this tour is sure to be a hit with visitors of all ages and interests. Don't miss your chance to see the best that the Garden District has to offer - book your spot on the tour today!

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