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New Orleans Garden District And Beyond

New Orleans, United States

Experience hosted by Butch

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our tour begins in the heart of the New Orleans Garden District - considered by many to be one of the best-preserved collections of historic mansions in the United States.-Originally a family plantation. To Start-We quickly arrive at the home of one of New Orleans’ oldest cemeteries - Lafayette Cemetery. Explore the grounds with your local guide, hear why these types of burials are iconic, and learn about some of the people buried here. . Next, we’ll take a stroll past gorgeous homes, some with famous Hollywood connections. To reflect the full story of The Garden District, your guide will highlight the real history and the true backbone of this historic neighborhood. Then we’ll look Across Magazine Street, where we’ll find the working-class area known as the Irish Channel. Predominantly settled by Irish immigrants, this neighborhood developed in the early 1800’s. In contrast to the palatial homes we saw earlier, your guide will take you past some of the iconic shotgun-style homes of New Orleans. Finally, we’ll take one final stroll past several more picturesque antebellum homes, making our way back close to the streetcar line. When the tour ends, you’re sure to have a newfound appreciation for the complex history and dynamic neighborhood.
Other things to note
Low to moderate physical activity- this is a walking tour. Tour runs rain or shine.
Our tour begins in the heart of the New Orleans Garden District - considered by many to be one of the best-preserved collections of historic mansions in the United States.-Originally a family plantation. To Start-We quickly arrive at the home of one of New Orleans’ oldest cemeteries - Lafayette Cemetery. Explore the grounds with your local guide, hear why these types of burials are iconic, and learn about some of the people buried here. . Next, w…

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Meet your host, Butch

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I’ve lived in New Orleans now for the second time in my life. Once you’re here, it becomes part of you. I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team at NOLA Tour Hub to provide Airbnb Experiences. All of our tours focus on the local experience and seeing our city through the eyes of a local; they always have a local and cultural touch, since a truly memorable experience is more than just talk. And our team is made of locals who love to show off this city. Whichever of our tours you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from an awesome local guide and a unique experience that you'll never forget. Come join us?
I’ve lived in New Orleans now for the second time in my life. Once you’re here, it becomes part of you. I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team at NOLA Tour Hub to provide Airbnb Experiences. All of our tours focus on the local experience and seeing our city through the eyes of a local; they always have a local and cultural touch, since a truly memorable experience is more than just talk. And our team is made of locals who love to show off this city. Whichever of our tours…
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Where you'll be

Around Lafayette Cemetery and discuss the unique culture associated with it, Antebellum homes of the garden district and discuss the history of and prominent people who have lived/live in the neighborhood, as well as how the district came to be
Irish Channel- across from the district- where other tour companies stop- to discuss the working class and their history we’ll dive into the stories behind some of the most well known residences.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Marisol
March 2021
The Garden District of New Orleans tour with Logan was fantastic! We were able to visit Lafayette Cemetery #1, he told us about the foundations of New Orleans and Lafayette City, he talked about the Hollywood of the South, and a bit about the Civil War. And of course, we toured the Garden District!
The Garden District of New Orleans tour with Logan was fantastic! We were able to visit Lafayette Cemetery #1, he told us about the foundations of New Orleans and Lafayette City, h…
Mary
March 2021
Our guide was Logan and he has a grad degree in history, works also at the NOMA and the WWII museum plus he is a local so he had an amazing command of the neighborhood and it’s history. The neighborhood is so gorgeous and Logan let us go off topic a lot to answer our questions whenever they came up. It helped that there were only two of us in the tour.
Our guide was Logan and he has a grad degree in history, works also at the NOMA and the WWII museum plus he is a local so he had an amazing command of the neighborhood and it’s his…
Kayla Nicole
February 2021
We had a great time with Maggie! It was a small group and we all got along wonderfully and had a phenomenal time. Maggie was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
Deeksha
January 2021
This was my second tour I took after the one on the first day with Maggie. She made it much easier for me so I decided to do it again on day 2. She was an absolute delight. She knew absolutely everything about her city and I could see she loves her job and the city she lives in. She took me to all the major spots and was easily available throughout the day. She gave me suggestions for everything starting from what to see, to where to shop and even where to eat. Loved the tour and would absolutely text her if I went back again.
This was my second tour I took after the one on the first day with Maggie. She made it much easier for me so I decided to do it again on day 2. She was an absolute delight. She kne…
Ken
November 2020
Great job...Maggie was super nice and did a great job of my making my wife and me feel comfortable the entire time. There were only two of us, but Maggie performed the tour as if she had a crew full. Definitely worth the money.
Tom
March 2020
I had a great tour with Maggie. She was very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the Garden District. We had a great time chatting over a beer and Po' Boy during the bar stop. Highly recommend!

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

Umbrella/poncho for weather