New Orleans

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

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New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour

From $30.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Insider tips for local hangouts
  • Recommendations for food, music and fun
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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. You can park anywhere around the cemetery but read all signage please.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Garden District

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Lafayette Cemetery No.1

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • A significant amount of walking is involved
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

If you love architecture and history this tour is for you!


1,752 reviews
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Great experience!
Dee_K, Sep 2023
Angie was fun and very knowledgeable! The tour was the perfect length and enjoyed the variety of sites we visited!
Fantastic tour of Garden District!
Leah_W, Sep 2023
I loved this tour! The Garden District has a rich history and this tour brought it to life. Harris was an amazing guide. His enthusiasm for New Orleans is contagious. He is very knowledgeable and is a fantastic story teller. He even texted some notes for stops on the tour and recommendations for food. I highly recommend this tour!
Would absolutely recommend
Mallory_T, Sep 2023
Harvey was lovely and so informative. He was funny and really knew his stuff! We had a great time and learned so much
Nuria_A, Sep 2023
NO SE VISITA EL CEMENTERIO, lleva cerrado mucho tiempo. The cementery was closed for long time…. You’re NOT visit the cementery
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write your review! As we mentioned in our multitudes of advertising, your booking receipt, your morning text, and in the beginning of our tour, the cemetery is closed, and has been for nearly 4 years now. Please give us a call so that we can discuss this further!
Our guide, Harris, was...
Philip_A, Sep 2023
Our guide, Harris, was engaging and shared so much rich history with us. After the tour, he shared a great list of places to visit and a recap of what we saw and where to learn more. What an amazing time.
Great tour
Nina_K, Sep 2023
Harris was a phenomenal guide. He was energetic, engaging and informative. His enthusiasm made the Garden District tour a great experience. We attended many tours during our time in New Orleans and this tour was by far our favorite!
Tour was highlight of my N.O. trip
tammy_j, Sep 2023
LOVED this tour! Harris was our tour guide & was very informative. Saw many famous houses & heard the history about other homes. I highly recommend! Bring water & wear good walking shoes. You won't be disappointed!
Katie_S, Sep 2023
Harris was a wonderful guide! His kindness and energetic presentation were enjoyable and his knowledge of the city and its history is most impressive. Would highly recommend this tour!
Harris, our Tour Guide,...
Chad_T, Aug 2023
Harris, our Tour Guide, did a wonderful job explaining the history of New Orleans and the Gardem District.
Harris was a fantastic...
Cassie_N, Aug 2023
Harris was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. He was beyond informative. We would happily take another tour with Harris!
Great tour!
Tricia_B, Aug 2023
Harris was amazing!! He was very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans. Harris made is feel like family.
So much fun, great sites!
Josh_W, Aug 2023
This tour was fun, informative and full of great sites. Harris was a great tour guide who really knew all the information and answered all questions. Great added pieces of history and bonus trivia knowledge!
Lovely walk!
Tammy_I, Jul 2023
Super fun guide and the history he shared was interesting.....The Garden District is beautiful and the walk was pleasant!
The Best!
mross921, Jul 2023
Angie was an incredible tour guide. She was super knowledgeable about not only the old houses of the Garden District, but also of unique plants along the way. She radiated her love of the city of New Orleans and I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the city and the ins and outs of the Garden District Architecture.
Fun entertainment
BECHARA_M, Jul 2023
Our guide Lee made it very entertaining and fun....many thanks for his passion and get a good brief idea about the history of the area... wish it was a it longer
Would do again & recommend to folks.
Carol_B, Jul 2023
The houses were beautiful, extremely interesting. Our tour guide, Lee, was so full of historical facts along with present day information, that he made the tour so inviting.
Best tour in New Orleans.
12thladyrae, Jul 2023
This tour was my favorite! Our guide, Mr. Harris was like a walking encyclopedia and his passion for his city really made the tour fun. We learned so much about the history of both the Garden District and the whole of New Orleans. Seeing some of the homes of known celebrities was and learning about the history of the homes themselves was really interesting. Would do again for sure!
Hot but fun!
Tanya_Y, Jul 2023
Harris was an amazing tour guide. He was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. He did a great job keeping the group shaded as it was a very hot day on our tour. Completely recommend the experience.
Another great tour of New Orleans
Darin_P, Jul 2023
Stephen was an amazing tour guide. He provided so much information on both the history and the architecture of the Garden District. In addition, his explication of the internment process in the cemetery was incredible.
A Beautiful Tour with Engaging Guide!
Peyton_H, Jul 2023
Lee was a wonderful tour guide! We had the best time. I learned so many interesting facts through his animated and lively story telling! Would highly recommend this tour to others.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We appreciate you sharing your experience and recommending the Garden District Walking Tour and TOURS BY STEVEN to others!

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