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

New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour

New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 52202P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Licensed, Insured, Local Guide - with extensive knowledge of the area.
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - New Orleans
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Centrally 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".
Additional information
  • 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.
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Licensed, Insured, Local Guide - with extensive knowledge of the area.
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - New Orleans
Departure details
  • 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA Centrally 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".
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2727 Prytania St
    2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Centrally 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
  • 1
    Lafayette Cemetery No.1
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Commander's Palace
    Stop: 3 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Morris-Israel House
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera
    Stop: 3 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Louise S. McGehee School
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Carroll-Crawford House
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    The Rink Shopping Center
    Stop: 7 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Garden District
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Laura
1 contribution
Garden District Tour
Jul 2021 • Solo
Went on this tour on my first ever trip to New Orleans and it was actually the first thing my sister and I did when we landed. We had a great experience! Karen was our guide and she was so informative and lovely. We were running late and she waited for us, the tour group was small so we were able to ask all the questions we wanted. It was a great tour!
Written 11 September 2021
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John C
New Albany, OH3 contributions
Beautifully, informative and fun! 👍🏼👍🏼
We had a great morning with Katrina walking around the Garden District. Not only did we see beautiful houses, we learned about the variety of architecture and history of the area. It was a great tour and a great way to spend a couple hours! Highly recommend! But DO TAKE YOUR WATER, it was HOT!!
Written 18 August 2021
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Sarah S
New York City, NY2 contributions
Highlight of my trip!
Aug 2021
I had a great time on the New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour! My guide Karen did a great job explaining the different architecture styles and history of the area. I really enjoyed walking the beautiful neighborhood streets and hearing all the cool stories about the different houses and I took lots of great photos! Karen also gave me great recommendations for the rest of my trip. Highly recommend!!
Written 15 August 2021
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Jennifer W
2 contributions
Fun and informative!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Karen was a wonderful and accommodating guide! We are architecture novices and had a great time! Would definitely recommend as a great way to see the garden district.
Written 14 August 2021
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Kyle H
4 contributions
Fun, informative tour
Aug 2021 • Solo
Such a great tour. The guide is super friendly, and very knowledgeable about the city's history and architecture. Highly recommend this tour for anyone. I'm already signed up for another tour by this company later in the week 😄
Written 9 August 2021
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Thanks for taking the Garden District Tour with me. It was just the two of us and I had a fun time chatting historic houses with you. I know you are going to love the French Quarter Tour too! I think it is pretty interesting to learn about both of these neighborhoods because they look so different, but do actually share some similarities! I really appreciate you adding this excellent review and we will see you next time!
Written 12 August 2021
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Elizabeth A
Mount Pleasant, SC18 contributions
A MUST do in New Orleans
A fabulous tour in the NOLA Garden District! Our guide, Katrina, was incredible! Taught us all about the evolving architectural designs found in this area via the easy walking tour of beautiful homes. If you’re a Hollywood Star junkie, you’ll be in Heaven! We encountered houses associated with John Goodman, Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage, NBA star Zion Williamson, author Anne Rice and others. Tour started at a cemetery and ended at a former turn of the century roller skating rink. VERY informative and Katrina has all the answers! Don’t miss this tour when in NOLA!!
Written 9 August 2021
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I am so glad that you all joined me for the Garden District Tour! It was so wonderful to meet you and show you some of my favorite houses whether they are famous due to their architectural elements or celebrity ownership. We are so lucky to have such great variety of homes in this neighborhood! Thank you for leaving this fantastic review on Trip Advisor and I hope to see you next time! :)
Written 12 August 2021
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Catherine
3 contributions
Wonderful Experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic tour of the Garden District and highly recommend New Orleans Architecture Tours. Our outing was highly informative and personalized. Katrina is clearly passionate about the city and sharing her wealth of knowledge. I would recommend this tour company to anyone. Thanks so much!
Written 7 August 2021
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Thank you for choosing New Orleans Architecture Tours for your Garden District Tour. It's so fun to get architects on our tour because your training gives you a different perspective on these homes and I always love to hear it. I'm still reeling from our chat about the Westfeldt house. It all makes so much sense! Thank you for this five star review!
Written 12 August 2021
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Alexia L
Dallas, TX1 contribution
10/10 Would Gladly Go Again
Jul 2021
Katrina was so sweet and incredibly knowledgeable! She was patient, understanding, and very fun! The next time I come to New Orleans, I will definitely take one of her tours again. She is a lovely person who leads a very informative, yet entertaining, tour!
Written 5 August 2021
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It was so wonderful to meet you last week and show you some of my favorite houses in the Garden District. You were both perfect guests! You had excellent questions and offered some great stories about the houses you were familiar with. I like making connections with our architecture and my guests' hometown architecture, so I had a lot of fun chatting with you. Thank you for adding this fantastic review and I look forward to seeing you next time!
Written 5 August 2021
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Devin H
6 contributions
An experience of absolute delight with knowledge and beauty of the local area.
Jul 2021 • Friends
An absolute delight of an experience! Our tour guide, Karen was infinitely informative and humorous! She made this trip fantastic. A total must do while visiting New Orleans!! Cannot recommend enough!
Written 31 July 2021
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Thank you for choosing New Orleans Architecture Tours. In the wrong hands, information about architecture can be real dry, but not with Karen. It is clear she loves talking about it and that is why she is on our team. She makes it fun! We appreciate you leaving this wonderful recommendation on Trip Advisor and hope you will join us again!
Written 5 August 2021
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Holly K
2 contributions
Wonderful, Compact Tour of the Garden District
Jul 2021 • Family
Katrina did an excellent job of showing us areas of the Garden District and architectural styles. Honestly, even though it was crazy hot and humid, I could have walked hours with her! She noted a couple of celebrity homes, but always in a respectful way.

My teenage son is considering a major in architecture and he loved it too.
Written 27 July 2021
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Thanks for taking the Garden District tour with me. It was crazy hot, but I had so much fun showing you and your son around. I am always so excited to get younger people on the tour because I hope to share the love of old buildings with the younger generations. We are going to need them to stand up for historic preservation in the future! :) I appreciate you leaving this wonderful review and I will see you next time!
Written 5 August 2021
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19kyleh
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Wonderful Tour
An amazing tour of the quarter touching on the history, culture, and people of the city over its 300+ years. I can'
430francesh
430francesh
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Fabulous cultural tour told thru the buildings !
Guy is a long time resident, retired clergy and a very warm and engaging person. He knows and loves New Orleans Fre
ianbian
ianbian
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Historical storytelling at its best!
Fantastic tour! This is not your typical, silly New Orleans tour. This is deep, fascinating historical storytelling
washingtontidegirl
washingtontidegirl
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Great historical and architectural background of the Quarter
Guy provided an outstanding, in-depth walking tour, giving both a historical and an architectural context for the F
233judies
233judies
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Guy was the BEST!!
Our walking tour with Guy was so packed with history and culture as well as wonderful buildings. Guy was extremely
Katie2714423
Katie2714423
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Extremely informative tour
Karen was extremely knowledgeable and very prepared. She provided excellent recommendations and was happy to answer
SandKeyGuy
SandKeyGuy
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Great and informative tour!
We really enjoyed our tour with Gabriella. She was so knowledgeable and we looked at buildings we’d seen before so
Adventure154506
Adventure154506
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Excellent experience
Our guide, Karen, was vert knowledgeable. She paced the walk so that were very comfortable and not exhausted at th
darlanixon
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Garden District Tour
I’m a local New Orleanian and resident of the French Quarter.   This was my first guided tour of the Garden Distric
jeffrK2953ZX
jeffrK2953ZX
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Great tour!
Karen Fernandez, our guide was excellent. The tour left us with the ability to walk around the Quarter for the rest
travellor06
travellor06
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Very Informative Tour
Karen was a great tour guide. We learned so much about the architecture of the Garden District and also the histor
LightPacker616073
LightPacker616073
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Wonderful tour loaded with information
We booked our tour on a day that had a threat of rain storms, but Katrina adjusted our start time and it all worked
Amy B
Amy B
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Engaging, knowledgeable guide!
We toured the Garden District with Katrina on a beautiful March day. The route she selected was perfectly designed
lnybrg
lnybrg
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Excellent!
Katrina was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. We felt she enjoyed taking us on a trip through the neighbourho
jmB3279AU
jmB3279AU
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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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