Free French Quarter Walking Tours
Free French Quarter Walking Tours

Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery walking tour

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. Nola Tour Guy presents our Historic Walking Tour of the Garden District four days a week. These are premium small group walking tours, limited to 15 guests so you will be guaranteed an intimate experience. Book Now!.Space on the tour is limited and tour scheduled can change so reservations are recommended. Book online via Fareharbor

Garden District
Garden District Walking Tours
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French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours

What is the Garden District?

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.

Garden District
Beautiful Iron Fence marks the entrance to Lafayette Cemetery
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French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
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Garden District Walking Tour

Learn the Secrets of the Garden District

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.

French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours

Tour includes Lafayette #1 Cemetery

A great way to learn about how New Orleanians lived (and died) is by visiting our cemeteries. Lafayette Cemetery #1, one of our Cities of the Dead, is included in the tour. Made famous by novelist Ann Rice, Lafayette Cemetery #1 is a must see cemetery in New Orleans. Lafayette Cemetery might be closed for renovations

Garden District Walking Tour
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours

Garden District Walking Tours at 11am

Nola Tour Guy presents our Historic Walking Tour of the Garden District four days a week. These are premium small group walking tours, limited to 15 guests so you will be guaranteed an intimate experience. Book Now!.

French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours

Where the tour meets

The Tour meets at 1500 Washington on the sidewalk near the corner of Prytaina and Washington. Your guide will have an umbrella that says “Tour Meet Here” While you are welcome to just show up but we recommend booking online to guarantee your spot on the tour.  space on the tour is limited. Book online via Fairharbor to ensure tour is being conducted

What you will see on this tour:

-one of the largest collections of surviving 19th century mansions in the USA, an architectural treasure!

 

-Lafayette Cemetery #1 made famous by Ann Rice and featured in many films and Tv Shows such as Double Jeopardy and New Orleans CSI.

 

– In the cemetery you will learn about our unique burial traditions and history

 

-Buckner Mansion, the largest home built before the Civil War and featured in American Horror Story

 

– Two of three homes Anne Rice owned in New Orleans, included her main residence and where she wrote the Witching Hour Trilogy.

 

-Homes of celebrities such as Sandra Bullock and John Goodman.

 

-After the tour you will have a deeper understanding of why the Garden District is so important to the history of New Orleans.

 

 

Look for the black umbrella

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French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
All our Tours are Top Rated
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours
French Quarter Free Walking Tours

What we are about:

Our goals are to give tours that are intellectually stimulating, historically accurate and FUN. We only offer walking tours because we believe that walking is the best way to see a city and learn about it and at a price everyone can afford

Nola Tour Guy offers no novelty “ghost” or “vampire” tours only the real history brought to life by our passionate guides. Join us, you won’t be disappointed.

Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour
Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

A video about our Garden District Walking Tours

Free French Quarter Walking Tours
Free French Quarter Walking Tours