Garden District and Mansion Tour | Gray Line New Orleans

Garden District & Mansion Walking Tour

GRAY LINE EXCLUSIVE!  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! Admission & Round-Trip Transportation included.

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. Other celebrity residents are actor John Goodman, and the cormer residence of celebrated author Anne Rice and Toby’s Corner, the oldest house in the area (built in 1838).

Lafayette Cemetery, one of our Cities of the Dead, is an example of our unusual above-ground burial system. (Cemetery is closed temporarily for renovations)


  • Lafayette Cemetery (Cemetery is closed temporarily for renovations)
  • Exclusive entry to Opera Guild Home, circa 1865 (guided tour)


Garden district Mansion & Cemetery Tour

Note: Due to the home's historic nature, access is by stairs only.
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.

Includes guided tour, exclusive home tour (available only to Gray Line guests) and round-trip climate controlled transportation to and from Garden District.

Tour Details


2 3/4 hours

Departure Time:

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2020
9:30am Daily

Departs From:

All tours begin at the Gray Line "Lighthouse" Ticket Office in the French Quarter at Toulouse St. &the Mississippi River - at the Steamboat Natchez Dock.


Adult: $41.00
Child: $31.00 (ages 6-12)
Group: $37.00
  • Group rates apply to a minimum of 10 adults on our regularly scheduled tours.
  • Reservations are recommended 24 hours in advance.