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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour provided by Historic New Orleans Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour
The City of New Orleans has temporarily closed Lafayette Cemetery for repairs but we still do the cemetery tour from the gates.
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Updated 19/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover parts of New Orleans that you might otherwise miss during a Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery #1 tour, a great introduction to two New Orleans icons. Rather than wander around aimlessly, head straight to the most famous tombs and monuments, and hear stories integral to understanding the city’s culture and history. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10, and choose from a morning or afternoon departure.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Garden District Book Shop
    2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    INSIDE the Garden District Book Shop inside The Rink, 2727 Prytania Street, near the corner of Washington Avenue
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    Lafayette Cemetery No.1
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Garden District Book Shop
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Garden District Book Shop
    2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    INSIDE the Garden District Book Shop inside The Rink, 2727 Prytania Street, near the corner of Washington Avenue
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Get acquainted with two New Orleans icons on this Garden District tour
  • Seek out tombs featured in famous films at Lafayette Cemetery #1
  • Discover stories and sights not featured in conventional guidebooks
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
What to Expect
Meet your tour guide and small group at a designated meeting point in New Orleans. Set off into the Garden District, where your guide points out the leafy area’s architectural and historical highlights. Along the way, learn about how the buildings of New Orleans represent a cultural melting pot. Continue to Lafayette Cemetery #1, home to famed aboveground tombs and elaborate mausoleums featured in movies such as Interview with a Vampire and Double Jeopardy. Learn about New Orleans' unique burial customs and funerary practices. Your tour concludes at the cemetery.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Garden District Book Shop
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The City of New Orleans has temporarily closed Lafayette Cemetery for repairs but we still do the cemetery tour from the gates
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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L S wrote a review 7 Apr
Monument9 contributions3 helpful votes
Guide arrived 10 minutes late and was not happy with the quality of the tour. The walking tour in my guide book would have been better. The guide seemed to ramble on and present tid bits of information at random. A lot of the tour was simply standing around with people asking
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Angela L wrote a review 7 Apr
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Our guide was an excellent older gentleman who knew the Garden District very well and was engaging and informative.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Emily H wrote a review 5 Apr
Tyler, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our tour with Dave! We ended up getting a private tour and it was perfect. Dave was very knowledgeable and made our tour of the garden district so enjoyable! Definitely recommend!
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Andrew M wrote a review Mar 2021
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Our tour guide Rob was great! He was very knowledgeable. We were disappointed that the cemetery was closed, but Rob still did a great job stopping at the entrances and explaining different parts of the the history. The homes are beautiful! A great way to see the Garden
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Getaway209834 wrote a review Mar 2021
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The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and a born and raised local. You will learn so much more about the city if you take one of these tours!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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How is JFK killing linked to NOLA? - Rob will blow your mind
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Awesome
Our tour guide Dave was excellent and really knew the history of the area. Even though you can’t get inside the ce
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Great Historic Tour.
David was amazing. Enjoyed rooftop view. Great history. It was fun tolearnabout the arcitecture. Was fun
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Awesome tour!
David was an awesome tour guide! He is so knowledgeable about the history of the city and was able to answer any qu
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Awesome Tour
OMG!!! Awesome Tour. Our guide was Rob. Our group was small, which I think was a plus. My 12 year(althought she got
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Great overview of city’s beginnings ro today
Small group very personalised tour. It was exactly what we were looking for. Great for children the tour was an ove
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Excellent New Orleans Tour
This was a great tour of New Orleans historic cemeteries, in spite of the fact we weren’t able to enter the cemeter
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Best tour ever!
Booked this tour for my birthday trip to New Orleans and Simply put, this tour was amazing and our guide David was
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Fantastic Tour
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Trip cancelled due to coronacris
tour was cancelled . we received a refund. the company dealt with us well. this would have been a tour of New Or
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Waste is money & time.
I am usually never one to complain or leave bad reviews but this one was a waste of time and money. Our tour guide
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Enjoyed the tour immensely
We had a great tour, which we talked about long after it was over. Our guide, Frank, a native for many generations,
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