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New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour

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  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Enjoyable tour. Informative and accommodating.

We were a private party of eight including children, parents, and grandparents. We couldn't meet at our scheduled time because of inclement weather. Katrina rescheduled us for the next day, outside of her normal tour days. What a nice thing to do! The tour was...More

Thank Jason H
Katrina H, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing New Orleans Architecture Tours for your family's visit to New Orleans! I am so glad that we were able to work out the perfect time for you to tour with us, the weather ended up being perfect for a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tours

We had an excellent experience with Katrina. It was refreshing to have a well-versed tour guide with deep knowledge of history as well as the cultural and architectural palimpsest that is New Orleans. All too often tours feel canned, but Katrina’s organic and adapted naturally...More

Thank PBMonkeyKing
Katrina H, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking both the Garden District and French Quarter Tours with New Orleans Architecture Tours! It was really wonderful to get to talk about similarities between New Orleans and the Latin-Caribbean world (which of course we were a part of). One of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic and Knowledge Rich Tour of Historic Neighborhood

Katrina is a knowledgeable, engaging tour guide and this is a must do if you're interested in architecture and history!More

Thank Christopher W
Katrina H, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the Garden District Tour with New Orleans Architecture Tours! I am always so excited to show locals important landmarks in our wonderful city! Thank you for adding this great review to this site, and I look forward to showing you a different...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Very enlightening tour with lots of info!

Katrina has a very well planned, no fluff tour. Without spoiling the fun, two tickets were bought for me who has an architectural background and a friend who does not and he had a great time. You don't need an architectural background to enjoy, Katrina...More

Thank JonMclaney
Katrina H, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you for choosing New Orleans Architecture Tours! I really strive to create my tours for people of all backgrounds, whether you like houses, or history, or just fun trivia. I hope that by the end of my tour, my guests will have a deeper...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile
Don’t miss this part of the city.

Excellent tour. The homes and gardens of this historic neighborhood are stunning (and a nice counter balance to the high energy French Quarter). We left with a better understanding of New Orleans, it’s development, and its inhabitants. It was so wonderfully informative!More

Thank abdub_69
Katrina H, Owner at New Orleans Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thanks so much for taking the Garden District tour with me! It is such an amazing neighborhood with unbeatable architecture, and I believe it is important for tourists to see a quieter side of the city. We don't all live in the French quarter, after...More

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chicagocal23
12 April 2018|
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Response from Katrina H | Property representative |
I wish! Unfortunately, we do not get to go inside, as these are privately owned homes.
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