Learn the history of famous Louisiana cocktails like the Sazerac, and enjoy time to order drinks along the way while raising your glass to New Orleans’ rowdy and scandalous history!
GARDEN DISTRICT / LAFAYETTE CEMETERY #1 TOUR
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 homes of Archie, Peyton, & Eli Manning, Anne Rice, Trent Reznor, Archie, Nicolas Cage, and John Goodman, the cornstalk fence, 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 “Interview with the Vampire,” “Double Jeopardy,” and “Deja Vu” film sites, and the Jefferson Fire Company No. 22 society tomb, situated across from the fictitious Mayfair family tomb featured in Anne Rice’s “The Witching Hour.” The City of New Orleans has temporarily closed Lafayette Cemetery for repairs but we still do the cemetery tour from the gates.
The Garden District / Lafayette Cemetery Tour emphasizes history, architectural style, personal anecdotes, and tropical plant life. Book your tour online today.
WHAT TO BRING
- Please remember to wear comfortable shoes
- Umbrella for the sun or rain
Inside THE GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP
2727 Prytania Street in The Rink at the corner of Washington and Prytania. From the French Quarter, ride the historic Saint Charles Streetcar from Canal and Carondelet. Board the Streetcar at least 30 minutes before tour time. Exit at Washington Avenue.