GARDEN DISTRICT / LAFAYETTE CEMETERY #1 TOUR

WALKING TOUR DESCRIPTION

The City of New Orleans has temporarily closed Lafayette Cemetery for repairs but we still do the cemetery tour from the gates.

Explore one of the world’s most dazzling residential neighborhoods, the Garden District, with knowledgeable and entertaining guides. Experience the architectural splendor of the live oak-tree lined “American” sector of town and examine the antebellum era “Creole vs. American” conflict on this fascinating Garden District tour, where the streets are open-air museums. Witness how history and culture are reflected in the use of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic, Georgian, Swiss Chalet, Queen Anne and more.

Highlights of this walking tour include the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar; the former or current homes of Archie, Peyton, & Eli Manning, Anne Rice, Trent Reznor, Nicolas Cage, Zion William’s mother and John Goodman; the Cornstalk Fence House; the death site of Jefferson Davis; the film site of Brad Pitt’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button;” the Buckner Mansion, also known as “Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies” from AMERICAN HORROR STORY, and more.

Explore the famed above-ground tombs of Lafayette Cemetery #1, including film sites from “Interview with the Vampire,” “Double Jeopardy,” and “Deja Vu”as well as the Jefferson Fire Company No. 22 society tomb, situated across from the fictitious Mayfair family tomb featured in Anne Rice’s “The Witching Hour.”

WHAT TO BRING
  • Please remember to wear comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Umbrella for the sun or rain

TOURS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE