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New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour provided by New Orleans Architecture Tours

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Overview
The grand mansions of New Orleans’ Garden District are an icon of the South. Forget fiddling with maps, apps, or guidebooks, and explore with a specialist architectural guide on this informative walking tour. Learn about 19th-century architects, spot celebrity homes, and hear about the different design styles that flourished before the Civil War. Stop by Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 for a dose of southern Gothic.
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You'll start at
2727 Prytania St
2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USACentrally located departure location - one block from the St. Charles Streetcar or four blocks from the Magazine Bus. Meetup spot is right next to a great coffee shop, so be sure to show up a few minutes early for a snack. Tour departs from outside the main entrance of the Rink. Your guide will be holding a sign that says"New Orleans Architecture Tours".
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  • 1
    Lafayette Cemetery No.1
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    Commander's Palace
    Stop: 3 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Morris-Israel House
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 4
    Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera
    Stop: 3 minutes -
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  • 5
    Louise S. McGehee School
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Carroll-Crawford House
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 7
    The Rink Shopping Center
    Stop: 7 minutes -
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    Garden District
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll end at
2727 Prytania St
2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USACentrally located departure location - one block from the St. Charles Streetcar or four blocks from the Magazine Bus. Meetup spot is right next to a great coffee shop, so be sure to show up a few minutes early for a snack. Tour departs from outside the main entrance of the Rink. Your guide will be holding a sign that says"New Orleans Architecture Tours".
See address & details
Highlights
  • Stroll New Orleans’ Garden District with a specialist architectural guide
  • Visit Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, an atmospheric 19th-century burial ground
  • Learn how Italian, Greek, and British styles shaped New Orleans architecture
  • See celebrity mansions—past and present
Important Information
Departure Point
2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Licensed, Insured, Local Guide - with extensive knowledge of the area.
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Commander's Palace
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • When booking for Saturday, please advise what time you
  • would like to request - 10:45am or 1:45pm
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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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Shirley G wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions5 helpful votes
Katrina was super knowledgeable and incredibly well informed! She had answers to all our questions and kept the tour a perfect mix of entertainment and education. These tours are perfect for anyone looking to learn something on vacation. Highly recommend - we had a great time!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from nolaarchtours, Owner at New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the Garden District Tour with me! I am delighted to hear that you felt our tour was both fun and educational. Architecture doesn't have to be stuffy - the houses are beautiful and they tell the story of the city. It's all here - materials available, climate, aesthetics, building tech... so much can be learned from architecture. Thanks for leaving this fantastic review and we will see you next time!
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John R wrote a review Mar 2020
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The tour was very good. the Docent had an architectural degree and is involved in historic preservation in N.O.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from nolaarchtours, Owner at New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the Garden District Tour. Our guides come from a wide range of backgrounds including architects, preservationists, engineers, urban planners, and New Orleans history buffs. All of them share the goal of using their knowledge and experience to give you the best tour they can. Thanks for leaving this wonderful review!
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WangAmy wrote a review Mar 2020
Beijing, China3 contributions5 helpful votes
I joined for the architectural tour of the Garden District recently and I really enjoyed it! It was extremely informative and the tour guide was very friendly had no problem answering my many question. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the architecture
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from nolaarchtours, Owner at New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the Garden District Tour! I'm glad to hear that you learned a lot on the tour and all of your questions were answered. We really appreciate you leaving this great review and we look forward to your next visit so we can show you other exciting neighborhoods!
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Voyager213933 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Katrina was a delight and was well versed in the local history and architecture. We were lucky enough to have a small group so she customized the tour based on our personal interests. Would take another tour with them.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from nolaarchtours, Owner at New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the Garden District Tour with us! We love our small group tours - they really give us a chance to customize your tour and give us a chance to do a deep dive New Orleans history lesson with you. We would love to have you on another tour!!
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eatlocal1ofakind wrote a review Mar 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota495 contributions130 helpful votes
Our guide was Joan pinch hitting for Katrina. She was friendly and informative. She pointed out the different architecture and its historical significance. 4 stars versus 5 since she was a relatively new guide who needed to rely on notes.It did not detract from the experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from nolaarchtours, Owner at New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking a tour with New Orleans Architecture Tours! I am very proud to have a staff composed of people willing to sub when one of us gets sick and cannot do the tour- especially with late notice. Joan has been with us a few months and one of the reasons why she is part of our team is her lifelong love of learning. She's always researching something new to share with our guests! Thanks for leaving this great review!
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Enjoyable and educational walk around French Quarter
Postcard handout with different building styles was helpful. Guide Joan does her best imparting as much information
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marzypan100
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Great way to learn about the French Quarter!
We had a nice time on the tour learning about the different styles of architecture in the French Quarter! It was gr
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Miableu78
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Thorough, thoughtful, and knowledgeable.
Josh was an amazing tour guide. He was extremely likable, knowledgeable, and passionate about New Orleans history.
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Linette S
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Amazing tour!
Josh was so great! We were running late, but he was fine with it and it turned out we were the only ones on the tou
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berwind
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Private Tour by New Orleans Architecture Tour well worth it!
Our time in New Orleans didn't fit with any of their public scheduled tours, so I contacted them about a private to
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Chicagolong
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Fascinating learning about the architecture in the context of the history of New Orleans. Cemetery was interesting
Josh was incredibly informed, interesting and enjoyable. He answered all our questions nd I wished we had more time
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dianelaneyf
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Wonderful tour!
This was a very informative and interesting tour, led by Josh, a really knowledgeable tour guide. Once he found out
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jenilica
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French Quarter and Cemetery Architecture Tour
We were looking for a tour that focuses on facts/ architecture rather than entertainment. This tour was perfect. Ou
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LukieLuke89
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Fantastic Intro to NOLA!
My wife and I took Josh's tour on the first day we were in New Orleans. Josh is a history guru and covered the orig
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sprtlvr4
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Great info, thorough
Very enjoyable 2 hours! Learned a lot and gained appreciation for the Quarter and Nola -- some great history from o
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Ibad R
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Great Tour!
The tour guide covered a lot of ground and took us back in time to explain the outstanding history of how the frenc
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athai2
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Best two hours in NOLA! Josh’s French Quarter and Cemetery Tour
I went with my mom on a two-hour architectural tour with Josh of the French Quarter with a detour to Saint Louis #1
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PC60
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Architectural tours
Fabulous tours by both Mark and Katrina! I did both the French Quarter and Cemetery and Garden District tours. Both
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Ken P
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Fabulous
Very informative. Would have loved to hang with Mark Roberts all day. Tour went long pass the planned end time. Wel
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511cdb
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Awesome Tour by Mark Roberts
My two friends & I thoroughly enjoyed Mark's tour of the French Quarter & Cemetery! It was very informative and al
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  • Duration: 2h
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