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Address: 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-5968
Phone Number: +1 504-981-7670
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An area of the city that features numerous historic homes.

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New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

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Beautiful area with gorgeous, historical architecture

We downloaded a self-guided walking tour of this area and followed it for about two hours. I loved the period architecture and historical background.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We downloaded a self-guided walking tour of this area and followed it for about two hours. I loved the period architecture and historical background.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Huge homes requiring tons of maintenance. We like to stroll along and estimate how much paint the owners consume each year just to keep the rot at bay. It's a lovely neighborhood, despite the private security vehicles cruising the streets, and a nice place to take a walk away from crowds. Really highlights the race and income differential.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the garden district!! A definite destination if visiting New Orleans! The only reasons I did not give it 5 stars is the uneven sidewalks that visitors need to heed.!! Fear of tripping or falling, so do not look up too often. Keep your eyes where you are walking. And, the trolley ride was jammed like sardines on our way... More 

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Thank Mary C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting New Orleans for friend's wedding we couldn't miss our chance to visit Garden District. The area is calm and quiet, we took a long walk through the streets and were mesmerized by the beauty and tranquility of the place. The houses and mansions look exactly the way you would imagine them when reading Ann Rice's books. The houses are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great collection of old houses. Drive or walk through the area to get a feel of one of the best displays of turn of the century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aside from taking a tour down Old River Road to the plantation homes this is a great New Orleanian neighborhood worth visiting. Note that Ann Rice (Interview with a vampire) lived here. Disclaimer: I am a New Orleanian and my niece lives here (and I once lived here).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been there shortly before Halloween. The houses have been decorated very extraorinairily and with passion. Just stroll along and feel another world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed in the Garden District 5 years, once in the French Quarter, love the Garden District! It is away from the crowds and noise yet easily reachable by trolley from St. Charles Best Western (a hidden jewel of a hotel). Easy to get to any are of NOLA by car or trolley. Fantastic restaurants all through the District!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurants, architectural beauty, old fashioned elegant of this area is timeless. Strongly recommended if you should be in New Orleans .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got a few hours on a warm day? Take a streetcar to the Garden District and enjoy a walk around the dozen or so blocks of beautiful old homes and gardens, then check out the Lafayette Cemetery.

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Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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