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New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour
"We meet at the Lafayette Cemetery at 1416-1498 Washington Ave New Orleans LA 70130 just one block from the Historic St Charles Streetcar lineWalking through the cemetery with narrative is the first part of the tour then we see architectural styles of the Americans and discuss the previous gardens and landscaping as it was built in the 1830's.  We then discuss the famous architects in the city and their immigration's from other countries and how they contribute"""This New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour specifically highlights the American settlement and their beautiful homes and gardens
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
"Boasting the world’s largest collection of 19th century American Southern style mansions the Garden District of New Orleans deserves special attention and a tour of its own! View unique architecture oak tree-lined streets manicured gardens and the homes of some of America’s most famed celebrities—both past and present—as you leisurely stroll through this neighborhood. Stop at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 arguably America’s most infamous graveyard. The above ground crypts of this “city of the dead” have appeared in numerous blockbuster films including “Double Jeopardy” and “Interview with the Vampire.”Highlights:Briggs-Staub House
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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour
"Two tour times daily: 11:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pmLocation: Corner of St. Charles & Washington AveRide the St. Charles street car from downtown New Orleans to stop N27The New Orleans Garden District is a beautiful and orna historic houses and mansions dating back to the antebellum days of the Old South. This historic neighborhood is comprised of the world’s largest collection of 19th-century southern-style mansions some of which are still known by the names of families that built them. This whole area was once a number of plantations eventually sold off in parcels. Originally the Garden District was developed with only a couple of houses per block each surrounded by a large garden giving the district its name. Bring your camera! This two hour walking tour is best enjoyed on foot in order to fully enjoy the exquisite examples of quintessential New Orleans architecture: white columns scroll work of a cast iron fence
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Garden District

This neighborhood of 19th century Victorian Architecture is just south of downtown New Orleans and is where the wealthy citizens of New Orleans once and still do live. A number of celebrities live...
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Jim_Eliason
Nov 12, 2016

Worth your time to check these lovely old mansions

Weather you walk around on your own or take a tour .. this was interesting. The cemetery there wasn't open the day we went and it was our last day but enjoyed looking at the old mansions and their...
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chattygirl7491
Aug 29, 2015

Garden District

Follow St Charles Street from Canal St, through the Central Business District, and after a mile or two you'll hit the Garden District. This area is full of huge houses with big gardens from the 1840s...
Ewingjr98
Jan 30, 2012

Don't Miss the Garden District

Going to the Garden District rounds out your trip. It's small enough to see a lot of good houses in about an hour. When we were there, the trolleys weren't running and we had to take a taxi to get...
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lisa_lise
Apr 04, 2011

The Garden District

The garden district is in my opinion the most beautiful part of New Orleans. The quiet tree lined streets with all of the beautiful homes are a stark contrast to the decadent fame of Bourbon Street....
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littlesam1
Apr 04, 2011

Garden District

Take the rickety St. Charles streetcar to this historic neighbourhood. Traditionally home the American wealthy, not much has changed. Author Anne Rice lives here, as does musician Trent...
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lxine
Apr 04, 2011

Garden District

We created our own Garden District Walking Tour from Frommers. Our street card conductor told us where to get off and we spent about an hour wandering around the streets. There were lots of other...
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apbeaches
Apr 18, 2010

Explore the Garden District

This roughly 5-by-10 block area of New Orleans feels very much like the Old South and very different than the French Quarter. Established between 1840 and 1816 by Americans and immigrants who found...
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goodfish
Apr 08, 2010

zemurray mansion

the sam zemurray mansion is one of scores of beautiful and architecturally significant homes in the garden district. sam zemurray has a jewish immigrant to america from bessarabia russia in the early...
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doug48
May 30, 2009

Verdant Mansions in the Garden District

The Garden District in New Orleans is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. The historical area has a lot of houses from the mid- to late-19th century, back when they knew how to make houses. Most...
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HasTowelWillTravel
Apr 23, 2009

American Quarter

These mansions stand in the center of large grounds and rise, garlanded with roses, out of the midst of swelling masses of shining green foliage and many-colored blossoms. No houses could well be in...
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grandmaR
Sep 06, 2007

The Trolley Up the Garden District

Ride all day for one fare, see the magnificent architecture, get off, walk around, go to a coffee shop, ride some more. Hopefully, some day, New Orleans will be again the way it was. It's not a place...
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taxing
Sep 04, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Garden District

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Lafayette Cemetery

Take the Charles Ave. Streetcar to Washington Ave., walk two blocks south, and you'll find Commander's Palace on your left and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on your right. Enter through the gates on...
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Warehouse District

This industrial and warehouses area has become a urban wasteland in the fifties or even before and has began rehabilitation in the end seventies and has now become what is called often the Arts...
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Ogden Museum

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art showcases the history of the old south from colonial days through today using various forms of visual arts. They have permanent and rotating exhibits and frequent...
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National WW2 Museum

The WWII Museum is the best museum I've ever been too. It's interactive, it's beautifully done and it has amazing information. Plan nearly a full day if you want to go. I spent 3 hours just in the...
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BECA Gallery

BECA Gallery is a new gallery for contemporary art, hosting both national and international art exhibitions - this is an emerging space for fresh, exciting art in the US with a welcoming attitude and...
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Louisiana Children's Museum

The Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans provides over 30,000 square feet of hand-son multimedia learning and fun for children of all ages. Bring your little ones here for a day of fun and...
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