Destined To Be Different: Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Combo Tour in New Orleans, LA

The Savvy Native Walking Tours2020 St Charles AveNew Orleans, LA 70130
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Overview

Explore one of the oldest cemeteries in America, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, and stroll through the affluent Garden District! You will see beautiful plantation-style homes surrounded by immaculate gardens and get a chance to view famous graves. An expert guide will give you the deets and tell plenty of folklore along the way. This tour is excellent for history buffs and first-time visitors of New Orleans!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New Orleans Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 2 hours.
  • Family-friendly.
  • Near public transportation.
  • Be prepared to do a lot of walking on the tour.

Description

from Destined To Be Different: Garden District Historical Tour
THE GARDEN DISTRICT

The Garden District survives as a showcase of magnificent houses and gardens. Hear the stories of the cotton brokers and commission merchants who made their home in the Garden District.

ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOODS IN ALL OF AMERICA

The Garden District became a fashionable enclave of New Orleans' most successful American citizens, and moving "Uptown" to the prestigious Garden District was considered the culmination of one's achievements.

LAFAYETTE CEMETERY #1 Please Note: The City of New Orleans has closed the cemetery for repairs and will not reopen until the Spring of 2020. While the cemetery is closed, The Savvy Native has expanded its Garden District Tour to include historical sites not normally included in our 2-hour tour.

"Once again, citizens heard the dreaded call of "bring out your dead" given by cart drivers relieving residents of rotting corpses and hauling them to mass graves here and around the city."

Our Garden District Tour includes time spent in Lafayette Cemetery. Originally part of the Livaudais Plantation, Lafayette Cemetery has been used for burials since at least 1824. Lafayette Cemetery #1 is the first and oldest municipal cemetery in New Orleans.

Exploring Historic New Orleans Neighborhoods is the best way to understand and experience the city's unique history and culturally rich heritage. A walk down the streets of New Orleans earliest neighborhoods with their distinct and amazing architecture, historical landmarks, colorful characters, and fascinating stories offer you a glimpse into what makes New Orleans, Unlike Any Other City.

Come take a walk with us through New Orleans' Historic Neighborhoods.

Over 20 Different Ways to See New Orleans. Historically Accurate, Entertaining, Memorable, and Always A Good Time. That's New Orleans with The Savvy Native! New Orleans Best Tour Experience!

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Experience734087
"Fun afternoon with David"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 08, 2020 NEW
Our group of 7 (ages 20-60) all enjoyed this walking tour. David shared lots of interesting and fun stories about a side of NOLA history you don’t hear about in school! Highly recommend.
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KECarson
"Literary Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2019
I had such a lovely time on this tour. I was so excited to see a literary tour, and really enjoyed seeing spots where certain writers hung out. It was cool to hear how NOLA helped the development of some famous writers and was delighted to hear some familiar names pop up. Definitely a lovely walking tour for the literary nerd.
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alanaoneill
London, United Kingdom
"Brilliant walking tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 24, 2019
Excellent guide David extremely knowledgeable and brilliant tour.The time just flew by would highly recommend and a must see when in NOLA
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L6709ONNOLA
"St Louis #2 Cemetery tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 03, 2019
Excellent tour - well lead by a knowledgeable guide. The group was interactive and fun. So much to see in the three sections of this cemetery - historic, photo ops at each turn. Could spend days there.
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Compass66595549797
Seattle, Washington
"Literary Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 02, 2019
Excellent tour! Guide David has a wealth of information and stories about New Orleans history and shares it with gusto. And is very responsive to what guests want to ask about.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Destined To Be Different: Garden District Historical Tour

What are the hours of operation?
The tour operates daily at 10pm and 1pm.

What should I bring/wear?
Bring water, throw on a hat, wear comfortable shoes, and protect yourself from the rain.

Where is it located? 
New Orleans Visitors and Convention Bureau 2020 St. Charles Avenue at The St. Andrew St. Streetcar Stop.

Is the tour appropriate for children? 
Yes, the tour is appropriate for all ages.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
No.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, great photo opportunities!

Can I bring my pet?
No, you may not bring pets on the tour.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 2 hours long.

What’s included in my ticket/experience? 
One of the most unique neighborhoods in all of America. The Garden District survives as a showcase of magnificent houses and gardens. Hear the stories of the cotton brokers and commission merchants who made their home in the Garden District. As part of the tour we will spend time in Lafayette Cemetery. Originally part of the Livaudais Plantation, Lafayette Cemetery has been used for burials since at least 1824.