Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Combo Tour

Nestled in the heart of New Orleans, the charming Garden District is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the Crescent City. With 19th Century mansions side by side to Victorian homes with the classic “gingerbread” style of architecture, this area is a must see for anyone looking to explore the unique beauty of New Orleans and her history. Our experienced tour guides will lead you through this amazing collection of some of the best preserved mansion homes in the Southern United States. With National Historic Landmarks and stunning homes used in multiple television shows and successful films. The Garden District is an ideal setting for relaxation, great photography, and making connections with the history and culture of New Orleans. Your tour will conclude at Lafayette cemetery #1, one of the most visited and filmed cemeteries in New Orleans. Lafayette #1 is an excellent example of the unique way we bury our departed.

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    Stop At: Buckner Mansion, 1410 Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    American Horror Story’s Coven House
    Also known as “Miss Robichaux’s Acadamy For Exceptional Young Ladies,” the Buckner Mansion was built in 1856 by cotton magnate Henry S. Buckner. The mansion was built to outdo his ex-business partner’s well-known Stanton Hall mansion in Natchez, Mississippi. The Buckner Mansion has galleries on three sides, an amazing honeysuckle motif cast iron fence and a triple ballroom. The mansion served as a home to the Buckner family until 1923, when the prestigious Soule Business School moved in. Soule was the best business school in the South until it closed doors in 1983. The mansion is now a private residence, available as a vacation rental for the tidy sum of $20,000. According to the show’s Facebook page “Extreme precaution was taken to not damage the 156-year-old mansion.” It’s a popular photo spot in the Garden District though, so join the other fans parked in front for a photo opp.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Brevard-Clapp House, 1239 1st St, New Orleans, LA 70130-5708

    Mayfair Manor was commissioned by Albert Hamilton Brevard and built in 1857 by James Calrow and Charles Pride. The home was later purchased by Anne Rice and became the inspiration for Mayfair Manor, the Garden District home of Anne Rice’s famous Mayfair Witches.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Lafayette Cemetery No.1, Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is a historic cemetery in the Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1833 and still in use today, the cemetery takes its name from its location in what was once the City of Lafayette, a suburb of New Orleans that was annexed by the larger metropolis in 1852. The city’s first planned cemetery, it is notable for the architectural significance of its tombs and mausoleums, often containing multiple family members, and for its layout, a cruciform plan that allowed for funeral processions.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: 2618 Coliseum St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Sandra Bullock's Home
    Oscar winner Sandra Bullock has many homes but here in NOLA she lives part time on Fourth & Coliseum Streets. She still resides in this home with her two children and current boyfriend, Bryan Randall. The home has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: 1134 First St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    The Payne-Strachan House located in the Garden District of New Orleans is of Greek Revival design. It is best known as the home that Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America died in December of 1889.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Briggs-Staub House, 2605 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    The Briggs-Staub House broke from Garden District tradition with its sharp arc windows and Gothic Resurgence design when it was constructed for gambler Cuthbert Bulitt in 1849.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Our Mother of Perpetual Help, 2607 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel is located on Prytania Street in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Italianate style mansion was designed by architect Henry Howard in 1857. The house is complete with elaborate metalwork on the fence and galleries, a gaslight on the porch, and Romeo spikes atop the metal columns, which were intended to keep over-eager young suitors out of the house. The Madonna and canopy in the yard used to be a Catholic chapel. The chapel is one of the locations used in Anne Rice’s novel Violin. Rice also owned the property for a period of time, as did actor Nicholas Cage.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Women's Guild of the New Orleans Opera, 2504 Prytania St # 70130, New Orleans, LA 70130-5902

    Founded in 1947, the Women’s Guild promotes and fosters understanding of opera, cooperating with New Orleans Opera through active fundraising, opera advocacy, and custodial care of the Opera Guild Home. With over 350 members, the Women’s Guild ensures that the gift of opera remains an integral part of New Orleans culture.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: 2340 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Toby's Corner
    Constructed in 1838 for Philadelphia-born wheelwright Thomas Toby, this Greek-Revival house is said to be the oldest in New Orleans’ Garden District. Toby’s Corner, also called the Thomas Toby-Westfeldt House, is located along Prytania Street and was later purchased by Thomas Dugan in 1858 for his daughter whose husband was part of the Westfeldt family.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: 1420 First St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Archie and Peyton Manning Childhood Home
    The childhood home of NFL superstars Peyton and Eli Manning, also where Archie still resides with his wife Olivia.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: 2707 Coliseum St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button House
    2009’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was extensively filmed in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Much of the filming took place in the Nolan house in New Orleans. Right around the corner from Commander’s Palace restaurant, the 7,800 square-foot mansion has 6 bedrooms, a music room, a library, and a reception hall. Filming took place in virtually every room in the house. Built in 1832 (and renovated substantially in 1872), the house has been the home for three generations of William T. Nolan II’s family. Nolan’s daughter, Ashley, plays a doctor in the movie.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Musson-Bell House, 1331 Third St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Musson-Bell House
    The Musson-Bell House, an imposing Italianate home in the Garden District, was commissioned in the 1850s by Michel Musson, a prominent cotton broker and the maternal uncle of French Impressionist Edgar Degas. For many years a small reproduction of the painting, “Portrait of Mme. Rene Degas” hung in the home.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: 2425 Coliseum St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    John Goodman’s House
    Famed actor John Goodman who’s filmed many movies and TV shows in New Orleans might be walking his dog around the neighborhood. It seems that it’s his love of the city that keeps him here when he’s not working. John Goodman purchased it in February 2005 for $1.8M from Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: 1415 Third St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Walter Grinnan Robinson House
    This 10,516-square-foot mansion was built in 1859 by New Orleans’ most famous architect Henry Howard for Walter Robinson, a cotton merchant from Virginia. It is one of the first houses in New Orleans to have indoor plumbing.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Still Perkin', 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
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    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Activity ID: V-287993P2

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