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New Orleans: Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Tour

Product ID: 73282
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See the stunning mansions and movie star homes of the New Orleans Garden District and marvel at the majestic Southern live oak trees. Then, go to Lafayette #1 Cemetery, where famous films, such as Interview with a Vampire and Double Jeopardy were shot.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the homes of Anne Rice, John Goodman and Archie Manning
  • Admire the towering Southern live oak trees and magnificent Crepe Myrtles
  • Go inside Lafayette #1 Cemetery and learn about the above ground burial rites
Full description
Set off to admire houses and mansions of various styles, from the Italianate to the Gothic, Romanesque and Greek Revival. Marvel at the sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades, 30-foot columns and double-pitched roofs. Follow in the footsteps of the authors, poets, movie stars, artists and sports legends who have made the Garden District their home.

Be mesmerized by the towering Southern live oak trees, magnificent Crepe Myrtles and stunning magnolias that can make walking through the neighborhood feel like walking through a fairytale. Learn the rich history of the area and how it fits into the overall story of New Orleans. Hear about the jealousy and mistrust that led to the "new money" of the "garish" Americans trying to show up the splendor and glory of the "old money" Europeans on the other side of town.

Visit the city's oldest municipal cemetery at Lafayette #1, and discover where so many famous movies and TV shows have been shot. Hear about the above ground burial practices of New Orleans, and join in some gossip about the dead.
Includes
  • Entrance to Lafayette #1 Cemetery
  • Tax
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Starbucks Coffee, 2801 Magazine Street.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour lasts 2 hours, with a walking distance of approximately 1 mile