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New Orleans' Garden District is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the nation, next to it is bustling Magazine Street.

If you're looking to explore outside of the French Quarter area, and see how  people live and have lived, this excursion is perfect for you or your group.

First stop is Lafayette Cemetery, the oldest city-owned cemetery. You'll learn the burial practices and traditions that make the cemeteries unique.

Then, during the tour, you'll set eyes on the current residences of New Orleanians Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, and John Goodman. You'll see houses featured in movies such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. As well, you'll see the Buckner Mansion of American Horror Story fame.

Included in this tour is a stroll along beautiful Magazine Street, historically the line between the rich and working class of NOLA. Then walk a few blocks from Magazine into the Irish Channel where you'll see the famous "shotgun houses."

The Garden District was founded in 1832, between St. Charles Avenue, First Street, Magazine Street and Toledano Street. Originally its own city, it was annexed by New Orleans in 1852. You'll learn more about this and other historic facts as you see the neighborhood's gorgeous mansions and their notable large, opulent lawns.

  • Tour is designed to be 1.5 hours, but can run up to 2 hours.
  • Check in is 15 minutes prior to start.
  • For everyone’s courtesy, tours leave on time.
  • Tour is about a mile and half walk.
  • Tours go in rain or shine.
  • Tour does not end where tour starts.
  • Guest will be helped after the tour with directions to where they are going next.
  • Easy to get to with the St Charles Streetcar.
Locations visited
Garden District
Lafayette Cemetery No.1
Unique NOLA
Overview
Just off the trolley from the French Quarter, New Orleans’ Garden District is the city’s historical core. Learn about Garden District history and architecture from your guide as you walk down picture-perfect streets, past sights like the Lafayette Cemetery, and right by celebrity homes. Because it’s a small-group tour, you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, too.
Highlights
  • Garden District and Magazine Street walking tour
  • See one of New Orleans’ most historical neighborhoods
  • Learn about historic sights and celebrity homes you might miss on your own
  • Great orientation of the Garden District for first-time visitors
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Reviewed 17 July 2018
Such a lovely tour!

Spent the day walking around The Garden District with Emma, she was so nice and very knowledgeable! So much history to see and hear about! Thank you!

Thank MandyN536
Monique H, Owner at Unique NOLA, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for your review of your tour with Emma and taking the time to write it. I am happy that you enjoyed your tour with her.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Garden District Tour - Charlie was the best!

I’m a bit overdue for writing this review, so sorry about that to Charlie who was my amazing tour guide. I may have had a slightly difference experience than most tours as I was the only person at 10am on a Saturday morning go figure....More

Thank Cindy H
Monique H, Owner at Unique NOLA, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank so much for taking the time to write a review of your Garden District Tour with Charlie. I am glad you enjoyed your time with him. Charlie is a truly unique guide.

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Great tour customized to my mom's mobiity

We were celebrating mom's 80th. Our private guide was flexible and cut the walking short for us, but still gave us plenty of information on the Garden District. We topped it off with lunch at Commander's Palace. Highly recommend - just not in the summer...More

Thank NYerinKellerTX
Monique H, Owner at Unique NOLA, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your tour with us.

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile
Garden District stroll

Our guide Emma was very knowledgeable and kept our tour interesting. Plenty of beautiful houses around to look at with wonderful architecture to appreciate and get a sense of true New Orleans history. This included also a visit to the Lafayette Cemetery #2, a must...More

Thank Birillo101
Monique H, Owner at Unique NOLA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

I swear Emma knows EVERYTHING! I am happy that you enjoyed your tour with her and thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review.

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Great experience and value!

We were only in New Orleans for a short (first time!) visit, but were very happy that we made time for this tour! Our guide, Charlie, called ahead to let us know where to meet him and what he was wearing, so no confusion. He...More

Thank camden305
Monique H, Owner at Unique NOLA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you taking the time to write a review if your Garden District Tour with Charlie. He is a wonderful tour guide and we are proud to have him on our team.

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