The two-hour walk with a local historian begins at the St. Charles Avenue streetcar stop at St. Charles and Josephine. You will delve deep into New Orleans history as your guide explains how this section of New Orleans was one of the first ever deliberate attempts in America to create a suburb separated from the main city. Your guide will tell the 300 year old story of New Orleans from its origins as a French city, then a bustling American port city that created the wealth that built the Garden District homes. This historian led tour will explain the growth of the city up the river to the Garden District and beyond. The tour will include a short tour of the Lafayette Cemetery, one of the most noted and Hollywood favored above ground cemeteries in New Orleans. During the tour you will also see several celebrity homes, Hollywood movie location sites, learn about Commanders Palace, Ferret’s Folly, the Witching Hour home, the Coven Mansion, St. Charles Avenue (famed streetcar and Mardi Gras parade route) and the magnificent gardens that surround many of the homes. You’ll even learn about how part of the Eiffel Tower ended up in the Garden District! Discover the story of the surrounding neighborhoods like the Irish Channel where thousands of European immigrants settled.