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  3. New Orleans
  4. Lafayette Cemetery No. 2

Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

Product ID: 23429
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Wander through the fragrant streets of New Orlean's Garden District led by an expert guide, and unravel a history of rich merchants and plantation owners. Visit the Lafayette Cemetery, and get to grips with a diverse and turbulent past.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Wander through the plush Garden Districts and take in the grand homes and mansions
  • Learn about how this area developed from plantations to a playground for the rich
  • Enjoy a historically accurate tour led by an expert guide
  • Get to grips with a turbulent history in the Lafayette Cemetery
  • See the former homes of John Goodman, Archie Manning, and the house where Jefferson Davis died
Full description
Upon arrival in New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the Americans found the Creoles living down-river from Canal Street. Tension grew between the two groups, and so the Americans settled up-river in the early 19th century. These Americans grew rich and built plush mansions in the area that is today known as the Garden District.

Take a tour through this fragrant section of the city, and learn about the history of the neighborhood. See the impressive homes of Archie Manning, John Goodman, and the house where the Confederate president Jefferson David died. Marvel at the impressive facades, and learn about how this part of the city evolved from plantations, to landscaped gardens, to suburban streets.

Take a trip to the Lafayette Cemetery, a location full of history. This was one of the earliest German American cemeteries, and is also the final resting place for merchants from Scotland, Ireland, and Scandinavia.

Led by an expert guide, get to grips with the diverse history and culture of the fascinating city of New Orleans.
  • 2-hour tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Take the St. Charles Streetcar from Canal & Carondelet to Washington Avenue. The Garden District tour starts from 2727 Prytania, in front of Still Perkin' Coffee Shop.

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• You must book at least 24 hours before the tour time
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Magic Walking Tours

Product ID: 23429