Garden District Walking Tour
GRAY LINE EXCLUSIVE! Beginning March 10, tour the interior of the Opera Guild Home, circa 1865, on the only tour that takes you inside one of the beautiful mansions of the Garden District!
Enjoy a walk through New Orleans’ elegant Garden District, once part of the plantation owned by Bienville, the founder of New Orleans.
Visit 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.
The homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras are located here, as well as the home of the premier family of football - the Mannings - where Archie lives and Peyton and Eli grew up. You'll also see the former residence of celebrated author Anne Rice, as well as the house where Jefferson Davis died in 1889; and Toby’s Corner, the oldest house in the area (built in 1838).
Visit Lafayette Cemetery, one of our Cities of the Dead, and learn about our unusual above-ground burial system. (Cemetery is closed on Sundays and some holidays.)
A short stop for refreshments is included on our stroll through this beautiful section of New Orleans. Includes climate controlled transportation to and from Garden District, narrated tour, and refreshment.
Note: This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes! During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.
- 2.5 hours
Mar 1 - Nov 30, 2014
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2014
9:30am Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
- Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (Toulouse St.@ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter)
- Adult: $26.00 ($37.00 beginning March 10)
- Child: $15.00 ($26.00 beginning March 10)
- Group: $23.50 ($33.25 beginning March 10)
Group rates apply to a minimum of 10 adults on our regularly scheduled tours.
Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance.
For schedule after dates listed, please call 504-569-1401 or 800-233-2628.