We'll be taking an insider's tour of this beautiful neighborhood, with a guide who knows the best spots for photos, learning history, and even shopping after your tour! This tour ends on the famed Magazine Street, where you can find a host of very unique shops and boutiques. But first, your distinctive tour of the neighborhood like no one else can give you: New Orleans’ Garden District is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the nation, next to it is bustling Magazine Street. If you’re looking to explore outside of the French Quarter area, and see how our people live and have lived, this excursion is perfect for you or your group. After that, a stop in Lafayette Cemetery, the oldest city-owned cemetery. You’ll learn the burial practices and traditions that make our cemeteries unique. (NOTE: Lafayette Cemetery will be closed on Monday 9/9/19 until further notice, so we will not visit the cemetery while closed.) The Garden District was founded in 1832, between St. Charles Avenue, First Street, Magazine Street and Toledano Street. Originally its own city, it was annexed by New Orleans in 1852. You’ll learn more about this and other historic facts as you see the neighborhood’s gorgeous mansions and their notable large, opulent lawns.
Monique And Aurora
Monique Hamilton adores the Garden District of New Orleans for its unique architecture and history. As well, she is an expert in our cemetery customs- which she loves sharing with others. And it doesn't hurt that she knows where quite a few famous people live. Don't worry, we won't bother them. As someone who lives a block from the Garden District, she can give an insider's tour unlike any other. Whatever your tastes are, she'll lead you along the right path- even after the tour ends.
Want to see where NOLA celebrities live? you’ll set eyes on the current residences of New Orleanians Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, and John Goodman. You’ll see houses featured in movies such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. As well, you’ll see the Buckner Mansion of American Horror Story fame. As well the mansions you see will fascinate Included in this tour is a stroll along beautiful Magazine Street, with its boutiques and fun for all.
We like guests to be there 15 minutes before we start The cemetery is closed for all federal holidays and the week before Mardi Gras plus the day after.
Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery