Garden District Walking Tour Guide

Walk Through The Garden District: A New Orleans Walking Tour

Canal Street in New Orleans marks a line between the fast-paced Downtown and the smoother Uptown of New Orleans. Once a small sub-city of New Orleans, the Garden District has gone from housing the unwanted Americans in New Orleans (the Creoles didn’t want to share their city with non-Catholic and very abrasive people) to becoming one of the most lush and beautiful facets of the city.

Taking a Garden District Walking Tour these days entails strolling through the richest of New Orleans neighborhoods decorated with the full, vibrant gardens, staying true to the district’s name.

Through all of the gardens and the big oak trees shading every street, you will spot the luxurious houses of the rising mercantile elite, constructed between the 1840 and the 1870s. These mansions provide a striking contrast to the stacked townhouses and courtyards of the French and Spanish tones of the Vieux Carré.

Garden District New Orleans Tours

An Architecture Dreamland

The Garden District remains the city’s most prestigious neighborhood with most houses having price tags that run into the several millions. The district is on the National Register of Historic Places and is also home to Lafayette Cemetery, a safe place for photographing beautifully aged tombs and angel statuary.

The sights are dreamy and the atmosphere is relaxed. You traverse Uptown to seek relief from the constant buzz of Downtown.

Architecture Types of The New Orleans Garden District

Learn the history behind the American/Creole relationship, how it affected the city of New Orleans and its architecture. Walk through the gardens of the Garden District and take off into the stories behind specific locations and mansions with Livery Tours. We encourage you to Be a Local and learn about the Garden District on our Garden District Tour.

Highlights of the Garden District Walking Tour

  • Brevard House
  • Briggs-Staub House
  • Buckner Mansion
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Coliseum Square Park
  • Colonel Short’s Villa
  • Commander’s Palace restaurant
  • Derby Pottery
  • Eiffel Tower Building
  • Elms Mansion
  • Garden District Bookshop
  • Goodrich-Stanley House
  • House of Broel’s Victorian Mansion and Dollhouse Museum
  • Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
  • Lonsdale House
  • Musson House
  • Payne House
  • The Rink
  • Robinson House
  • Toby-Westfeldt House
  • Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association House

Celebrity Homes Visited:

  • Anne Rice
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Ella Brennan
  • Julia Reed
  • John Goodman
  • Trent Reznor

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