Garden District Walking Tour

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Go inside one of the beautiful mansions of the Garden District...

Built to rival the Creoles’ French quarter, the Garden district is a beautiful neighbourhood with stunning examples of Greek revival and Italianate architecture. What's more, this tour is the only tour which takes you inside one of the stunning local mansions!

Our guide to Garden District Walking Tour

Once part of the plantation owned by Bienville, the founder of New Orleans, explore this area with the aid of an expert guide beginning at the “American” section of town that was built to rival the architectural splendor of the Creoles’ French Quarter.

This historic district is known for its marvelous examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture - see the homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras as well as the abode of the premier family of football - the Mannings - where Archie lives and Peyton and Eli grew up.

See the residence of actor John Goodman, the former home of celebrated author Anne Rice, and Toby’s Corner, the oldest house in the area (built in 1838).

The Garden District is the site of many feature movies and Television shows. 


Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday's, year round.

Start times



2 hours.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Garden District Walking Tour

  • This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Itinerary subject to change without notice. 
  • During warmer months, wear lightly coloured clothing. Caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.
  • The Garden District Walking Tour will depart The Rink (2727 Prytania Street)
  • Infants 0-5 years sitting on parents lap are free of charge. Proof of age may be required locally.
  • Please note, due to the home's historic nature, access is by stairs only.
  • Gratuities are not included and are appreciated by the guides when they meet or exceed your expectations.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.


Frequently Asked Questions for Garden District Walking Tour

General Information

  • What is the Garden District, and why should I take a walking tour?

    The Garden District is a historic neighborhood in New Orleans known for its stunning mansions, lush gardens, and oak-lined streets. A walking tour is the best way to immerse yourself in the area's rich history, architectural beauty, and captivating stories.

  • Is the tour suitable for all fitness levels?

    Yes, the tour is designed to be accessible for all fitness levels. The pace is relaxed, and there are plenty of stops to rest and take in the scenery. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Can I take photos during the tour?

    Absolutely! We encourage you to capture the beauty of the Garden District. However, please be respectful when taking photos in cemeteries and private property areas.

Duration of Visit

  • How long does the walking tour last?

    Our Garden District Walking Tour typically lasts around 2 hours. It's a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood, allowing you to soak in the sights and stories without feeling rushed.

Food & Drink

  • Can I bring food or drinks on the tour?

    We recommend enjoying a meal before the tour, as food and drinks are not permitted during the walking tour. However, you are welcome to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

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