Garden District Tour: Explore Historic New Orleans
2,353 Ratings
New Orleans
Experience the opulence and beauty of New Orlean's historic Garden District on this walking tour. Discover the rich history, architecture, and celebrity homes with a knowledgeable local guide.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Garden District - Your tour will be conducted by a local, licensed and professional tour guide! We walk along the rows of antebellum mansions after our cemetery portion of the tour and we discuss architecture, the people who lived there in early New Orleans and the people who live there today. We also include a celebrity portion of the tour.
  • Lafayette Cemetery No.1 - Lafayette Cemetery #1 will be closed for maintenance, so the cemetery portion of the tour will be conducted outside the gates. You will learn the history of the cemetery and of New Orleans’ unique burial traditions.
What's Included
  • Expert-guided tour with a professional guide
  • Curated recommendations for restaurants, music, and entertainment
  • Exclusive insider tips for local hotspots
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lafayette Cemetery access - cemetery is closed to the public
Additional Information

Commence a journey into the historical Garden District of New Orleans with this thought-provoking Walking Tour. Explore the narrative of American settlers, their splendid residences, lush gardens, opulence, and the indelible imprint they left on society with their impressive deeds. The tour delivers a diverse overview of the distinct past, intriguing culture, and delightful architecture of our wonderful city. As we stroll through this extravagant and wondrous area, the settlers’ early history, lavish lifestyles, and enormous affluence are undeniably apparent.

Our journey kicks off at the entrance of Lafayette Cemetery #1, where you’ll gain insights into fundamental funeral norms and customs, and learn what sets New Orleans cemeteries apart (NOTE: THIS CEMETERY DOES NOT PERMIT PUBLIC ACCESS). Our expedition further leads us around the surrounding neighborhood to marvel at classic American architectural styles, homes of notable figures, immaculate landscaping, and popular film locations. Experience the city from a local’s perspective by walking with us!

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Tour is generally wheelchair accessible however be prepared for very uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A significant amount of walking is involved
  • The Lafayette Cemetery #1 is closed due to repairs and we cannot enter, but we do our cemetery portion of the tour from the iron gates, where you can see the tombs clearly.
1400 Washington Ave
Washington Avenue
Meet ACROSS THE STREET from 1400 Washington Avenue at the gates of the Lafayette Cemetery #1. Your guide will be wearing a green shirt/jacket with the Tours by Steven logo. We also end our tour nearby. You can park anywhere around the cemetery but read all signage please.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 23, 2024
Lee was an AMAZING guide... - Lee was an AMAZING guide and really knew the district. Make sure to get Lee. He will not disappoint.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 22, 2024
Thanks Angie! - Had a great tour with our tour guide Angie! She's very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. You can easily tell how passionate she was about teaching and showing us around Garden District; the tour was fun and entertaining. Highly Recommended
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Jun 22, 2024
Excellent Tour! - This was the best tour we took in New Orleans. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the Garden District. Truly enjoyed this experience!
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Jun 21, 2024
Garden district tour - Harris was an AMAZING tour guide! He was so welcoming, knowledgeable, and made the tour so fun. 10/10 recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Jun 20, 2024
A wonderful experience! - Our guide, Harris was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Garden District and New Orleans. He was incredibly friendly and very likeable overall. I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone.
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Jun 19, 2024
Walking with Harris - Had a great guide in Harris. He displayed great knowledge of NOLA Garden District, great humor, dealt with questions well and great verbal skills. Enjoyed stories of the homes and cemetery details!
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Jun 19, 2024
Harris knows the Garden District - Harris was wealth of knowledge and entertaining with trivia. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Harris and would highly recommend his tour to anyone visiting the garden district.
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Jun 19, 2024
Outstanding! - Outstanding tour with very knowledgeable guide! I highly recommend this tour when in NOLA! Beautiful architecture and history!
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Jun 18, 2024
Beautiful area - Nice walking tour from the cemetery thru the Garden District. Lots of fun information regarding the houses occupants, etc.
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Jun 23, 2024
Historical and entertaining tour. - Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with historical and local entertaining stories. The tour was well worth the cost.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024