Stroll through the historic neighborhood of the French Quarter while being amazed by the 200-year-old Spanish architecture and some of the French structures that remain from the colonial period.
- Start Location: We meet at the entrance of Lafayette Cemetery #1 located at 1400 Washington Street, directly across the Street from Commanders Palace Restaurant, just one block from the Historic St. Charles Streetcar line.
- NOTE: PUBLIC ACCESS IS NOT ALLOWED IN LAFAYETTE CEMETERY #1
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour with a stop outside of Lafayette Cemetery #1
This New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour highlights the American settlement and their beautiful homes, gardens, wealth and how life was changed because of their amazing contributions. This multifaceted tour includes the unique history of our incredible city, culture, and architecture. The Americans early settlements, lavish lifestyles and immense wealth are obvious as we walk through this opulent and super astonishing neighborhood.
Our Tour begins outside of the gates of Lafayette Cemetery #1, as you learn of the basic burial information and customs and discuss why New Orleans cemeteries are so unique (NOTE: PUBLIC ACCESS IS NOT ALLOWED IN THIS CEMETERY) We then walk around the neighborhood where you’ll see the architectural styles of the Americans. You will see celebrity homes, perfectly manicured landscapes and movie hotspots as well. Walk with a local, see it through our eyes!
Upon finalizing your historic journey, your guide is happy to recommend places to eat, drink, and have fun as well as local insiders’ hangouts, celebrity information, and other fun tidbits for your magical vacation to continue in New Orleans. Learn about the best things to do in New Orleans on this fun and informative walking tour!
- Lafayette Cemetery #1
- Colonel Shorts Villa
- Briggs-Staub House
- Toby’s Corner
- Manning House
- Brevard-Mahat-Rice House
- John Goodman House
- Sandra Bullock House
- Commanders’ Palace Restaurant
- And much more!