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New Orleans Garden District walking tour

Take a stroll with Garden District Walking Tour and immerse yourself in this beautiful area of the city. Once a part of the plantation owned by Bienville, the founder of New Orleans, the elegant Garden District is now one of the city’s most popular locations. Marvel at the phenomenal architecture of the District and feel as though you have entered an entirely different world from the rest of New Orleans. Visit the “American” section of town that was built to rival the architectural splendour of the Creoles’ French Quarter and learn about this history of the area that truly brings it to life. This historic district is known for its marvellous examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architectural brilliance. There are scores of famous residences in this area, such as the house where Jefferson Davis died in 1889 and the former home of the author Anne Rice, best known for her gothic novels and her influential series, ‘The Vampire Chronicles’. Note Tony’s Corner, constructed in 1838 and famous for being the oldest house in the area and peer at the houses of local royalty. 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. Visit Lafayette Cemetery, one of our Cities of the Dead, and learn about our unusual above-ground burial system. Take a stroll with Garden District Walking Tour and immerse yourself in this beautiful area of the city. Once a part of the plantation owned by Bienville, the founder of New Orleans, the elegant Garden District is now one of the city’s most popular locations. Marvel at the phenomenal architecture of the District and feel as though you have entered an entirely different world from the rest of New O Meeting/ Pick up point: Gray Line ticket office at 400 Toulouse Street. Start or opening time: 9.30am Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes. Languages: English.