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Overview

Step back in time on this historic walking tour of New Orleans’ Garden District with an experienced guide. Learn about life and death in the city and its unique above-ground crypts and gravesites. Walk shady avenues lined with antebellum homes, and hear how a small riverside settlement grew into a lavish, wealthy city. See a wide range of architectural styles in the elegant Garden District neighborhood then get local tips on the city’s best places to enjoy New Orleans' finest music, food, and drink.
  • Guided history tour of the Garden District
  • Explore the city with a local guide
  • See historic tombs and crypts at Lafayette Cemetery No.1
  • Learn about antebellum life and architecture
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1400 Washington Ave , 1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Meet ACROSS THE STREET from 1400 Washington Avenue at the gates of the Lafayette Cemetery #1. Your guide will be wearing a green shirt/jacket with the Tours by Steven logo. We also end our tour nearby.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Tour is generally wheelchair accessible however be prepared for very uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A significant amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Lafayette Cemetery #1 is closed due to repairs and we cannot enter, but we do our cemetery portion of the tour from the iron gates, where you can see the tombs clearly.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY TOURS by STEVEN
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "If you love architecture and history this tour is for you!" See review

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star-4
Interesting Tour
Sharon_d
, Aug 2022
The tour was interesting, the sights were beautiful. The only thing that bothered me was the long explanation and the everlasting details. It’s outside, hot, humid and there is no need to be so informative.
star-5
Great Explanations!
Natalie_C
, Aug 2022
Harris beautifully explained the origins of the diverse population and the culture. He also showed us details of the architecture with relative values historically and now.
star-5
Super fun
Paddy_O
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was great and a great tour of the area. Very knowledgeable and very fun. She was the best!
star-5
Interesting Tour, Guide...
Flavia_P
, Aug 2022
Interesting Tour, Guide was really informative. Would recommend to anyone who is going to New Orleans
star-5
Our tour guide was...
Andrea_S
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was thoughtful, personable and extremely knowledgeable about not only the garden district but all of New Orleans history through today.
star-5
Great tour
Audrey_F
, Jul 2022
Wonderful tour. Loved the stories and highlights of the various houses and history. My 12 yo loved it as well.
star-5
Loved the history. The...
Brian_W
, Jul 2022
Loved the history. The guide was amazing. I was hoping for more history but the tour was a great way to see the Garden District.
star-5
Sightseeing
Robbie_C
, Jul 2022
I enjoyed the stories about the houses and seeing the architecture styles of each one. I wish we could have had an actual tour to walk through the cemetery but I was able to get a couple of good photos from the gate.
star-5
Angie was great!
Christina_C
, Jul 2022
Angie was an amazing guide, so knowledgeable and interesting. She made history and architecture come alive! I also love the fact that these tours limit groups to a smaller size.
star-5
Garden District
Tricia_M
, Jun 2022
Architectural history. I’m have a degree in art history. Tour guide was informative, entertaining, and personable
star-5
Loved the beautiful old...
David_W
, Jun 2022
Loved the beautiful old historic homes. Angie was a great guide. Lots of fun and very knowledgeable.
star-5
A must do in the Garden District
Elizabeth_S
, Jun 2022
Harris was an incredible ambassador for New Orleans! Clearly passionate about his native city, he gave us insight to the history and culture of New Orleans. Highly recommend!
star-4
Great tour of the garden district!
Brandy_M
, Jun 2022
Our guide was both knowledgable and entertaining. So glad we decided to take this tour. It was interesting to see all of those homes and hear the history behind them.
star-5
Great tour
Caley_W
, Jun 2022
Harris was a PHENOMENAL guide! The tour was great but he made the experience great! We would recommend.
star-5
Learning about the homes,...
Jane_R
, Jun 2022
Learning about the homes, who lived there and why they were built like they were. The guide was excellent and very informative.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour! Thank you very much for choosing our small business and we look forward to your next visit!
star-5
Stroll into the past
Margaret_S
, Jun 2022
Hearing Steve's histories of the houses and their occupants. Good storyteller and an impressive grasp of dates and facts.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are very happy that you enjoyed your garden district tour!! We hope that you will take another tour with us on your next visit to New Orleans!
star-5
Great tour of the garden district!
Jennifer_H
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide (sorry I can’t remember her name) was amazing. Very engaging and knowledgeable and told great stories. We loved the history lessons about New Orleans, the houses and the tomb burials. And the botany lessons were a wonderful bonus. I would definitely recommend this tour and tour guide.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Sounds like Angie was your guide! We are so appreciative of guests like you who visit our city and take time to learn about New Orleans by taking a tour. It's wonderful to hear that we exceeded your expectations and we hope you'll come back and tour with us again!
star-5
Garden District Tour
Auby_N
, Jun 2022
Angie was a fantastic tour guide. Great stories, great history, great experience. We are a family of five and truly loved the experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are so excited that you enjoyed your tour with Angie! We are grateful for the opportunity to provide a wonderful experience for guests like you and your family! Thank you for supporting our small business and we hope you'll remember us on your next visit to New Orleans!
star-5
Great tour with wonderful guide.
Bea_M
, Jun 2022
This was one of the best tours that we have taken. We have taken many tours all over the world. The guide was knowledgeable and was super engaging. We really recommend this tour.
star-5
Angie the guide was...
Todd_S
, Jun 2022
Angie the guide was excellent. Knowledgeable , personable and funny. I would recommend this highly. I don’t know what I expected but I walked away feeling the guide was well worth it.

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