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New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour

Highlights
  • Walk through New Orleans’ picturesque Garden District

  • Learn about the area’s history from a local guide

  • Visit Lafayette Cemetery, one of the city’s famous “Cities of the Dead”

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New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
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This tour provides guests with a crash course in antebellum New Orleans Architecture, including Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles. Also includes a short trip into Lafayette Cemetery.
From USD 30.00
10:45am
This tour provides guests with a crash course in antebellum New Orleans Architecture, including Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles. Also includes a short trip into Lafayette Cemetery.
From USD 30.00
1:45pm
This tour provides guests with a crash course in antebellum New Orleans Architecture, including Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles. Also includes a short trip into Lafayette Cemetery.
From USD 30.00
Overview

New Orleans’ Garden District fascinates with historic mansions, impressive architecture, and colorful history, all framed by ancient live oak trees. On this tour, you’ll walk through the neighborhood learning the history and culture of the area from a local guide. The experience is complete with a stop at Lafayette Cemetery to learn about the city’s famous above-ground “Cities of the Dead.”

What to Expect
Departing from the meetup point, you'll be given a brief introduction to New Orleans history, and then led into Lafayette Cemetery, where you will learn about the incredible above ground tombs and the local burial customs. As you move into the neighborhood, your guide will provide a crash course on the architectural history of the area, featuring the various characteristics that tell the story of the cultures and time periods that shaped these homes. These characteristics will be further explained as you stroll through the neighborhood, where you'll be wowed by the magnificence and opulence of these structures.The tour lasts two hours and you'll cover about a mile.
Reviews (38)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative and Fun

My husband and I took the Garden District Architectural Tour on November 28th with Katrina Horning and were WOWed with her knowledge of architecture, New Orleans history and customer orientation. Right from the start Katrina wanted to know what our interests were so she could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JMRirie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simply the Best

Katrina is fun, easygoing, and supremely knowledgeable. I’ve been on many walking tours around the world and this has to be the best. The 2 hour walk goes by very quickly. We also did the French Quarter tour with Grey and everything above applies. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom L
nolaarchtours, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking two tours with New Orleans Architecture Tours! We are so humbled to be considered some of best tours you've been on. Thank you so much for sharing this review, it makes us so proud!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun Walking Tour

We had a great time on a recent walking tour of the Garden District with Katrina. She's very knowledgeable and has a fun personality. We enjoyed learning about the history of the neighborhood as well as the various architectural styles. Plus after eating so much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ryan C
nolaarchtours, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking a Garden District Tour with New Orleans Architecture Tours! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that you learned so much. We think a two hour tour is the perfect way to walk off all those calories from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Architecture Tour

I enjoyed the tour with Katrina. Good pacing, very informative and entertaining. Would do it again with the same company if I had time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nutsgougou
nolaarchtours, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking a tour with New Orleans Architecture Tours. I like to think we travel at a leisurely strolling pace - perfect for sightseeing and discussion. We can't wait to show you a new neighborhood the next time you are in town!

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Katrina was awesome

Tremendous tour with Katrina, who is extremely knowledgeable and a great personality. Thanks for a wonderful morning!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael R
nolaarchtours, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking a tour with me and writing this great review!! I had a great time telling you about the incredible history of this area.

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Kelly L
8 November 2018|
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Response from Tom_Vertacnik | Reviewed this property |
Washington Ave. and Prytania St. Right in front of the Rink Shopping Center. You don't go into any homes, but Katrina will tell you about other tours that do. She is a great tour guide.
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chicagocal23
12 April 2018|
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Response from nolaarchtours | Property representative |
I wish! Unfortunately, we do not get to go inside, as these are privately owned homes.
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