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Things to See in New Orleans Garden District
Step back in time as you walk through New Orleans’ gorgeous Garden District. You’ll see the world’s largest collection of 19th century Southern mansions.
The Garden District is one of New Orleans’ most popular visitor destinations. The area was originally several plantations. Parcels of land were sold and mansions were constructed on them. In the early 1800s, there were only 2 or 3 houses on a block, each with large beautiful gardens that gave the district its name.
You can admire the architectural styles and attention to detail that makes each mansion unique. You’ll see white columns, ornate scroll work on cast iron fences and Romeo and Juliet style balconies. Learn about the different architectural and landscaping styles that were popular in New Orleans in the early years of the 19th century.
Your local professional tour guide will point out famous houses from the past and present. Hear the stories and legends of the Big Easy. Your guide will also answer any questions you might have.
New Orleans is considered by many to be the most haunted city in America. There are a number of homes in the Garden District that are said to be inhabited by ghosts.
The Garden District has also been home to many celebrities. Ann Rule, John Goodman, Sandra Bullock, Archie Manning, Beyonce, Jay Z and are or have been residents of this lovely district.
Lafayette Cemetery No 1 New Orleans
Founded in 1833, Lafayette Cemetery #1 is the city’s oldest and first planned cemetery. You’ll see ornate above ground tombs and mausoleums shaded by magnolia trees. Learn about the burial practices of New Orleans. With almost 500 wall vaults, the cemetery has a rich history. Many movies and television shows have been filmed there, including Interview with the Vampire, Double Jeopardy, The Vampire Diaries, Easy Rider, NCIS New Orleans, Dracula 2000, The Originals and many more.
Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beautiful sights you will see on this tour.
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