Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

Why We Love This

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Historic New Orleans Tours

Experience the architectural splendor of the live oak-tree lined "American" sector of town and examine the antebellum era "Creole vs. American" conflict. Witness how history and culture are reflected in the use of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic, Georgian, Swiss Chalet, Queen Anne, and more.

What You'll Do

Explore the famed aboveground tombs of Lafayette Cemetery #1, including the Interview with the Vampire, Double Jeopardy, and Deja Vu film sites. Learn about New Orleans’ peculiar burial practices and funerary customs.

Jefferson Fire Company No. 22 society tomb, situated across from the fictitious Mayfair family tomb featured in Anne Rice's The Witching Hour.The Garden District/Cemetery tour emphasizes history, architectural style, personal anecdotes, and tropical plant life.

What You'll Do

Experience the architectural splendor of the live oak-tree lined "American" sector of town and examine the antebellum era "Creole vs. American" conflict. Witness how history and culture are reflected in the use of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic, Georgian, Swiss Chalet, Queen Anne, and more.

Explore the famed aboveground tombs of Lafayette Cemetery #1, including the Interview with the Vampire, Double Jeopardy, and Deja Vu film sites. Learn about New Orleans’ peculiar burial practices and funerary customs.

Jefferson Fire Company No. 22 society tomb, situated across from the fictitious Mayfair family tomb featured in Anne Rice's The Witching Hour.The Garden District/Cemetery tour emphasizes history, architectural style, personal anecdotes, and tropical plant life.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Departure Point

The Garden District Book Shop

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours

Inclusions

Local guide
Walking tour

Exlusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks

Departure Point: The Garden District Book Shop

"Fabulous tour! The walk through..."

January 28, 2018 - 

Fabulous tour! The walk through the garden district was leisurely and informative. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and provided us with an authentic NOLA experience.


"Great tour gentle walking pace...."

January 13, 2018 - 

Great tour gentle walking pace. Our guide was very informative and lively. Great opportunity to learn about history, architecture, see a few stars homes and visit the cemetery.


"Very good tour, Anna was..."

November 16, 2017 - 

Very good tour, Anna was a very knowledgeable guide, gave a lot of insight into New Orleans, its history and the architecture behind the mansions and the cemetery


"Very informative and beautiful neighborhood...."

October 24, 2017 - 

Very informative and beautiful neighborhood. Saw many Hollywood star homes!


"This tour was amazing!..."

October 24, 2017 - 

This tour was amazing!


"we had a great time...."

September 14, 2017 - 

we had a great time. Tour guide was very good and the area is so nice. Cemetery is really interseting


"Our guide was very knowledgeable..."

August 26, 2017 - 

Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was so interesting to hear the history behind some of the unique homes. Unfortunately it rained steadily the entire time. We found out we could have made arrangements to reschedule for the next day, but that was not at all what the fine print said when we purchased the tickets online.


"Interesting tour. Learned a lot..."

August 23, 2017 - 

Interesting tour. Learned a lot about the area and our tour guide Nina, was very knowledgeable and funny. Be prepared to do a lot of walking though. It was July and we were soaken wet. Bring water and a cooling towel if in summer and good walking shoes. YOu can take the streetcar down to the bookstore. We tried walking from Bourbon street and it was along walk through some areas that might not be real safe.


"Tim was very knowledgeable and..."

July 20, 2017 - 

Tim was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information about New Orleans in general and the garden district in particular. This tour took 2 hours and covered about 2 miles. We visited on a hot July day. Water was available at the start of the tour and Tim provided a fan.


"This tour was one of..."

April 23, 2017 - 

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Nita (fingers crossed this is the right spelling) was witty, knowledgable, and extremely entertaining. When, not if, we return we will be requesting her again! The walk was beautiful and made us fall in love with the city even more!


"Decent tour of the cemetery..."

April 11, 2017 - 

Decent tour of the cemetery and the garden district. Again some good history of the city, all is not as it seems to appear.


"Was a fun experience. Our..."

March 15, 2017 - 

Was a fun experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided very useful information on the area. Answered all our questions.


"I have been to the..."

March 1, 2017 - 

I have been to the Garden District before and looked forward to going back. Previously we had not taken a tour, but this time we arranged with Historic New Orleans Tours based on reviews on Trip Advisor and the time of day the tours were available. Like any tour, it is only as good as the tour guide. In our case Nida was informative, personable and entertaining.and we learned so much more. It was definitely worth it.

Our tour was with Historic New Orleans Tours based on reviews on Trip Advisor and the time of day the tours were available. Like any tour, it is only as good as the tour guide. In our case Nida was informative, personable and entertaining.


"I thoroughly enjoyed my tour...."

February 24, 2017 - 

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour. Our guide, Dave, was very informative, interesting, fun. Really enjoyed all the extra bits of info he added.


"It was great to hear..."

February 2, 2017 - 

It was great to hear the stories of the way they bury in New Orleans. The houses in the Garden district are wonderful to see and to learn who lived or who lives there


"Excellent tour and tour guide!..."

January 11, 2017 - 

Excellent tour and tour guide! she made our day telling us local stories and customs, which is exactly what we where looking for. Funny and pleasant.


"Dave was incredibly well informed..."

November 12, 2016 - 

Dave was incredibly well informed and a terrific presenter. His knowledge of both history and celebrity sightings in The Garden District was most impressive.


"Great walking tour! We learned..."

November 5, 2016 - 

Great walking tour! We learned interesting facts about the burial practices in NOLA, the architectural history of the Garden District, and saw some homes belonging to celebrities and / or those used in the movies.


"We had a great tour..."

September 4, 2016 - 

We had a great tour around the Gardens District and Lafayette Cemetery with Dave. He had a very extensive knowledge of the history and architecture of the area and gave us some great tips on other places to see during our visit.


"Very educational!..."

July 7, 2016 - 

Very educational!


"David was great! Enjoyed learning..."

June 25, 2016 - 

David was great! Enjoyed learning about the houses and styles of the homes


"We had a very charismatic..."

June 21, 2016 - 

We had a very charismatic guide whom was very knowledgeable. He even pointed out the best spot to ditch the tour for a quick drink.


"This tour was great, not..."

May 31, 2016 - 

This tour was great, not too long but with plenty of interesting information and our tour guide Nida was amazing. I highly recommend it.


"Great tour. We had Anita..."

March 21, 2016 - 

Great tour. We had Anita Nita. She was sassy and spunky an knew how to get our attention.


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