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Meet your guide and small group at Gracious Bakery along the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar line.

Set off by foot to explore this neighborhood known for its stately southern mansions and wide avenues framed by lush greenery. See different architectural styles and learn about the history of New Orleans, from the Louisiana Purchase through the Civil War and Great Depression.

Visit some of the Garden District’s departed residents at the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, one of the oldest and most famous graveyards in New Orleans. Learn why the city buries its dead above ground, and see the tombs of illustrious Louisiana families. You may recognize the cemetery from films and TV shows including Interview with a Vampire, American Horror Story: Coven, Double Jeopardy, and NCIS: New Orleans.
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Garden District
Lafayette Cemetery No.1
Lucky Bean Tours
Get a local perspective on New Orleans’ posh, 19th-century Garden District on this small-group walking tour. Stroll down quiet, leafy avenues to admire elegant mansions while a guide shares the history of one of the most charming areas in the city. Also visit legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to check out above-ground tombs featured in films such as Interview with the Vampire.
  • Explore New Orleans’ Garden District with a guide and small group
  • Learn the rich history behind this elegant neighborhood
  • See ornate tombs in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, a popular filming location
  • Small-group tour offers a more personalized experience
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Interesting, informative & super fun!

Our tour with Libby was like spending a couple of hours with an upbeat friend– who is also a well-informed and articulate history buff. If you enjoy a thorough overview and get really juiced-up hearing relevant asides and details, this tour is for you. Two...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Walking Tour

I did the Garden District Tour as well as the Family Fun Tour of the French Quarter with Libby. Meeting up was easy. Libby is very knowledgeable and passionate about New Orleans. I learned so much about the history, culture, and people. Rather than listing...More

Thank eidholm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Book this now!

I ended up being the only one on this tour, but the guide, James, was gracious enough to go ahead with it nonetheless. I'm incredibly grateful that he did because I learned a lot, not only about the cemetery and garden district but also about...More

Thank Jeremy W
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jeremy! James is a great guide (I trained him myself!) and just a fun person to walk around with. I'm so glad you got to take a tour of the Garden District and the cemetery while you were in New Orleans, and I hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Informative view of historical district

The guide, Libby, was both knowledgeable and patient, taking us to several different architectural styles of buildings in this historical district. She took the time to discuss how several of the houses had gone through different family's of ownership as well as explaining what changes...More

Thank cnsuze
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for touring and reviewing! And boy are you right about the sidewalks - watch out! I love every house in the Garden District, not only for their beauty, but for the stories they hold. But you're also right about the cemetery being the highlight...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Walking with Libby!

Libby, our tour guide, met us on time and her cheerful demeanor made us feel relaxed and eager to learn about this amazing district of New Orleans. We knew it might rain, but she came with extra umbrellas to share, and assured us that we...More

Thank Linda B
Libby B, Manager at Lucky Bean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a beautifully-written review! You were troopers in that spontaneous storm, but I am glad the rain slacked so we could continue our exploration of the Garden District. You had so many great questions and insights, that our tour truly felt like a walk with...More

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Response from Judy-Cucin | Reviewed this property |
That's a pretty big group for 1 tour guide. Frankly, I'd split the group between 2 guides if possible.
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