- Duration: 2 Hours
- Departs: 10AM & 1PM Daily
- Informative stroll with a licensed historian through the streets of the Lower Garden District
- Antebellum architectural gems, culture & history in the old "American Zone"!
Visit the "American" section of town that was built to rival the architectural splendor of the Creoles' French Quarter!
Enjoy a walk through New Orleans' elegant Garden District, once part of the plantation owned by Bienville, the founder of New Orleans.This historic district is known for its marvelous examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture.
The homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras are located here, as well as the home of the premier family of football - the Mannings - where Archie lives and Peyton and Eli grew up.
View the former residence of celebrated author Anne Rice, as well as the house where Jefferson Davis died in 1889; and Toby's Corner, the oldest house in the area (built in 1838).
Visit Lafayette Cemetery, one of our Cities of the Dead, and learn about our unusual above-ground burial system. (Cemetery is closed on Sundays and some holidays.)
Note: This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes! During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.
- Local, knowledgable and licensed guide!
What’s not Included
- Gratuities (Customary)
- Food or Drinks
Know Before You Go
- Detailed check-in info, including google map link, address, etc. is included on your e-mailed e-ticket.
- Wear comfortable shoes
What to Bring
- Big Ol’ Smile
- Sense of Adventure
- Cash (for gratuities)
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Do any tours include snacks, meals or drinks?
No tours provide any snacks, drinks or meals. However, guests are always welcome to bring drinks and snacks on the coaches (please don't make a mess and dispose of your trash!) and for longer combo tours, guests are also welcome to bring their own lunches and if you advise us in the "comment" section of your order checkout, please mention that you'd like a cooler available.
During City Tours, there will be a short (approx. 20 minutes) break for guests to use the restroom or purchase snacks or drinks. At the airboat and swamp tour dock locations, there are also snacks and drinks available for purchase. On the Plantation Tours, Oak Alley has a full-restaurant as well as snack bar and several areas on the grounds for guests to purchase drinks in the warmer months. Laura Plantation offers light snacks (think chips, cookies, crackers) and drinks (water, sodas).
Review by NOLA Fan Mary
The tour was very interesting. We learned so much about the area. Our guide was very informative and had been in the area for a long time. Randy was awesome. (Posted on 12/2/2015)
Review by Judy MacCurtain
Our tour guide Randy was excellent! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and very entertaining! (Posted on 4/21/2015)
Review by Terry
Excellent! Our tour guide was well informed, personable and really helpful. (Posted on 4/1/2015)
Review by JJ9876
Enjoyable tour. Lots of history included. Guide was very knowledgeable. (Posted on 4/2/2014)
Review by Brittney L.
Awsome tour Matt was GREAT!! Would highly recommend it to everyone! (Posted on 12/2/2013)