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.
- Duration: Up to 2 hours
- 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.
- Due to emergency maintenance in the Lafayette Cemetery, access into the cemetery is not allowed.
New Orleans Walking Tour in the Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery
Our adventure begins in Lafayette Cemetery #1, the oldest municipal cemetery, and the most filmed cemetery in New Orleans. Learn about the unique above-ground tombs and burial process. Throughout our stroll, under the large magnolias, we introduce you to some amazing people buried in this historic cemetery and share with you some of New Orleans’ most treasured burial customs. (Note: the City of New Orleans began to repair parts of Lafayette Cemetry beginning on Sept. 9th and the cemetery will be closed until further notice. The cemetery portion of the tour will still run, but the tour will take place outside of the cemeteries gates.)
Our walking tour of New Orleans continues through the historic Garden District neighborhood and through the American Sector part of our city, all while being dazzled by the opulent wealth of the early settlement of the Americans as they built their national banks, cotton processing warehouses, and sugar fields to afford such breathtaking mansions and massive gardens. The area is filled with amazing Antebellum homes with significant historical information. Be entertained with local stories and tales about reported hauntings, historical facts, and celebrity and movie making information.
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!