Garden District Walking Tour

Experience the Garden District Walking Tour

Soak in the history of this fabled area of New Orleans lined with grand antebellum mansions, boutiques, quaint cofee shops and intricate gardens. We'll be gin the tour outside Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 where you'll learn about the Creole burial traditions, which you will notice throughout the city of New Orleans.

We'll stroll on foot towards the area that has captured the hearts of countless writers, filmmakers, and travelers for centuries. You'll get a taste of old-fashioned life in the South around every corner. Your tour guide will point out residences listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the house where Mark Twain is said to have visited and many more. You'll hear fascinating stories and facts about the unique architecture and end your tour on the lovely Magazine Street, where you will certainly want to save some free time to explore on your own.

Tour Highlights

  • Garden District
  • Lafayette Cemetery
  • Expert tour guide
  • Grand Louisiana mansions
  • Magazine Street
    • Live Guide
  • This tour meets at the corner of Washington Ave. and Prytania St. at Lafeyette Cemetery No. 1. The address is 1427 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70130.

    To reach meeting point from downtown, take the St. Charles Avenue streetcar towards the Garden District. Exit at the Washington Avenue stop. Walk down Washington Avenue towards Lafayette Cemetery. 

  • English
    • Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the tour starting time. 


  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    The Garden District Walking Tour meets at Lafayette Cemetery No .1 at the corner of Washington Ave & Prytania St. New Orleans, LA 70130. We ask that guests arrive 20 minutes prior to tour time in order to ensure we start on time. 

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are required for every tour we offer. 

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

  • Expand/Collapse What does 'Fat Tire Tours Approved' mean?

    We've been perfecting our tours since 1999, and we are always looking for new ways to improve our tour menu for our guests. We are committed to expanding the activities offered during your stay in Paris to make for an unforgettable experience. So for all of the experiences that we aren't able to deliver on our own, we've hand-selected the best local providers to offer a wide-range of unique and fun activities for our guests.

    With anything Fat Tire Tours Approved, you still receive our spectacular customer service ready to assist you in any way we can, 24/7, as well as the guarantee that we have hand selected the best possible partners to supplement our tour menu.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    Absolutely, this is a great family activity! Please note that chldren aged 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Expand/Collapse Am I allowed to take pictures during the tour?


  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    Our tours operate rain or shine and we encourage guests to consult the weather forecast prior to tour day.

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