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The Garden District Tour

A 2-hour Walking Tour Of The Historic Garden District

Walking Tour of the Garden District 

Beautiful mansion on the Garden District walking tour

 A relaxing 2-hour Garden District walking tour under the shady live oaks and magnolias that line the sidewalks is a ‘must-do’ on your trip to New Orleans.  This historic neighborhood is a feast for the senses. You will be surrounded by beautiful homes that boast stunning columns, stately Greek and Italian features, as well as attractive Victorian-era homes. Intriquite Eastlake trim and brightly colored homes have been enjoyed by photographers, and artists have enjoyed the background these charming homes have provided for generations. Architecture lovers will be amazed at the incredible variety of homes in the Garden District.

Flowering trees and plants lend a coy perfume to the air. The gardens of this remarkable neighborhood live up to expectations in our subtropical environment. Butterflies dance in the air as they fly between the flowering jasmine and magnolias that make walking through this neighborhood such a joyful experience. 

Your Garden District walking tour also stops by the historic Lafayette #1 above-ground cemetery. You will learn about why we bury above ground and how our unique style of burial works.

$50 per person

Photograph Safari

This walking tour goes behind the architecture to discuss the people and the period the home was built. This beautiful neighborhood is a photographer’s dream. Your guide is photographer-friendly so you can get the best shot possible. This neighborhood sets a beautiful background for social media posts. The extraordinary homes are all you need to make sharable memories of your your experience.


Greek Revival Mansion in the Garden District of New Orleans
The Benjamin Button House in the Garden District of New Orleans Nell Nolan


The Garden District is famous for her stately Greek Mansions. The neighborhood also has an incredible variety of Victorian-era townhomes. This Uptown neighborhood saw almost continued growth and construction unchecked until the 1970s. This is when the neighborhood received its historic designation, which regulates construction and repairs to maintain the neighborhood’s distinct personality. 

Celebrity Homes

Many celebrities have called the Garden District home for over a century. Modern celebrities such as Sandra Bullock and John Goodman currently have homes in the Garden District. The famous author Anne Rice had more than one and even Nicholas Cage found a home here that caught his eye. You will see these homes and more as you walk among the unparalleled beauty.

The Benjamin Button House in the Garden District of New Orleans Nell Nolan

Your Private Garden District Experience

Jane will be your personal guide as you take a leisurely walk through the Garden District. Along the way, you will learn not just about the architecture, but the people who lived and died in this historic neighborhood. You will learn why it was called “The American District”, how the St Charles Streetcar became a national monument, and even about a restaurant dynasty. This tour also includes a stop by the Lafayette #1 cemetery where you will learn about the burial customs of New Orleans. The history of the Lafayette #1 is as rich and diverse as the city itself.

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