Garden District / Irish Channel / Lafayette Cemetery

Garden District Irish Channel and Lafayette Cemetery. From the Glorious Mansions of New Orleans' famous residents to the famous residents of Lafayette Cemetery

 Upon arrival in New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the Americans found the Creoles living down-river from Canal Street. The two groups hated each other, so the Americans settled up-river from Canal Street in the early and mid-nineteenth century. This enclave of Americans became filthy rich and built great, ostentatious mansions in an area that came to be known as the Garden District.

On the Garden District tour, you will stroll the streets of this famous neighborhood and view the stately mansions and lush gardens; see the homes of Archie Manning, John Goodman, and the house where the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, died. You will visit Lafayette Cemetery.

Tours depart daily at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. from 2727 Prytania (at the corner of Prytania Street and Washington Avenue).

Tour length: Approximately 2 hours
Tour cost: $25 for adults; $20 for students, military and seniors (60+).


All tours are $15 when reserved online.  Online reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of tour.


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