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Garden District Walking Tour

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US$ 30.00
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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional local historian
    • Insider tips
    • Recommendations on anything NOLA
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I definitely enjoyed the tour. Lots of information about the homes, history, plants. Easy pace on a very hot day. Timely stop at a local coffee shop for a great iced coffee.
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    We really enjoyed touring the Garden District with Tim. He was supremely knowledgeable about everything from architecture to traditions to history. We saw very interesting houses while getting a review of New Orleans and Louisiana history. Highly recommended!
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    Response from NewOrleansWalks, Owner at Garden District Walking Tour
    Responded 6 Aug 2019
    Thank You! I’m glad I was able to show you guys a piece of the city.
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    The title doesn’t do justice because it’s not just about the Garden District. Tim has an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of NOLA and puts things in context. The tour is very accessible for people who want a fun interesting tour and want to have a chance to learn
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    Response from NewOrleansWalks, Owner at Garden District Walking Tour
    Responded 24 Nov 2018
    Thanks Helene, I really enjoyed giving you guys a tour. Hope to see you on your next visit to NOLA.
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    Our guide, Dave, was very informative. He gave the history of the area with a lot of insight. There is no stopping for a bathroom break. The tour finishes at the same starting point. Just be careful while walking - all the sidewalks were broken up or uneven.
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    We loved our tour of the upper garden district with Tim. He knows practically everyone and there is something interesting on almost every block. We especially loved the cemetery part.
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    Key Details
    • New Orleans Walks
    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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