Garden District Tour
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This 2-hour tour gives guests a crash course in New Orleans Architecture from 1838-1884.
Garden District, New Orleans, LA 70130
Take a step back in time to antebellum New Orleans with a tour of the Garden District. Founded as the city of Lafayette (a suburb of New Orleans) in the 1830s and annexed into the city proper in 1853, this area was the home to the wealthiest of the newly arriving Americans.
This 2-hour tour gives guests a crash course in New Orleans Architecture from 1838-1884, covering features of Greek Revival, Italianate, and Victorian Era architecture (and how to spot these styles). The neighborhood comes alive with stories of the people who lived here and the architects who designed these incredible mansions.
Included in the Garden District Tour is a short jaunt into Lafayette #1 Cemetery, which dates back to 1833. In this section, couples will learn about the three most common types of tombs and the truth about why New Orleans buries above ground (it’s not what you think!)