New Orleans: Tombs and Mansions of the Garden District

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Soak in the stunning architecture, breathtaking greenery, and dramatic history of the New Orleans Garden District on this tell-all tour. Follow your guide and witness some of the city's most interesting landmarks.

Highlights

  • Visit the homes of celebrities, sports heroes, and beloved writers
  • Snap pics at a famous American Horror Story filming location
  • Uncover how the Merrick-Jones House is tied to the Manson Murders
  • Take a deep dive into the fascinating world of New Orleans architecture
  • Explore the garden district with a seasoned guide and fun-loving group

Description

Venture to the Garden District, nestled in the heart of Uptown New Orleans and uncover an architectural treasure trove overflowing with fascinating tales of the antebellum south. Join a seasoned local guide for a deep dive into the juicy secrets of this beloved neighborhood. Begin at Lafayette Cemetery — a burial site that’s world-renowned for its chilling, above-ground tombs. Waner down to historic Prytania Street and learn why Nicolas Cage wrote blank checks to two New Orleans families. Delve into the “swill milk” scandal that resulted in the country’s first food safety law. Explore Greek and gothic-style architecture, and see the real Jackson Avenue mansion that served as American Horror Story’s Robichaux Academy for Witches. As you meander through the city, you’ll hear local tidbits and explore bonus stops like the Eiffel Society Building, a restaurant that used to sit at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Spend an afternoon soaking in the culture, history, and secrets of New Orleans. You’ll head home with unforgettable memories, and wish you never left.

Includes

2-hour walking tour Knowledgable guide Well-researched and credible history

Important Information

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • This tour is not recommended for people who cannot walk more than a mile

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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