Nola Tour Guy is proud to offer a Walking Tour of the historic Garden District in New Orleans. This unique part of the city is made easily accessible from the French Quarter by use of the famous St Charles Street car as well as an array of other services. A stroll through The Garden District is a must for everyone and anyone who visits New Orleans.
In 1803 Thomas Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase which opened up New Orleans to a flood Americas set on making a fortune. Culture clashes between Creoles and the Newly arrived Americans split the city in two, with Canal Street as it’s neutral ground between the differing populations. Flush with cash from their business successes the second generation of Americans, in the decades before the Civil War, built their own city, Lafayette, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown complete with its own cemetery, Lafayette Cemetery.
What was once Lafayette, a planned community for the wealthy,is now the Garden District. It is a delightful neighborhood to tour. Not just for the beautiful antebellum homes and lush gardens, but for what you’ll learn about the population, including a few eccentrics and scandalous souls, both now and in the past. Lafayette Cemetery #1, one of our Cities of the Dead, is included in the tour.
Nola Tour Guy presents our Walking Tour of the Garden District as a Free “pay what you want” everyday but Tuesday. Typically these tours cost around $20 a person but we are so confident that you will love our tour that you will gladly tip accordingly. Join us for an intimate journey into the past. Book Now!