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Beware this is not a green space to see gardens!! I wish I would have known because I would not have gone. This an area of grand homes with gardens with tid bits of historical influences. You CAN NOT go on to any of the...More
After a lovely lunch, we followed the map from the restaurant through the garden district. The homes are beautiful and it's interesting to see so many styles of architecture. Enjoyed several famous homes and recognized some "movie" locations.
Take a few hours to wander these streets. You can take the streetcar to and from the district. Unless you are a history buff you do not need a guide. Just walk and look. Go as far South as Magazine street and grab some lunch.
It is worth seeing this area to see there is more to New Orleans than the French Quarter and Central Business District. There are beautiful big houses along with yards & gardens. There are also great restaurants such as Shaya & La Petit Grocery that...More
We took a streetcar to the far end (8th street ) of the area and then Criss crosses our way back to 1st street. Busted the cemetery on the way. Very interesting and in many cases well preserved or restored old houses. Very interesting.
This is the place to go to see big houses from the 1850s and hear the story behind them. Matt from Free Tours by Foot. We started out in Jackson Cemetery #1 Matt explained the unique features and we learned about New Orleans customs and...More
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Very good information regarding Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery tours are available at freetoursbyfoot. They offer guided tours but also information regarding self-guided tours including printable map- if you don't... More
Very good information regarding Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery tours are available at freetoursbyfoot. They offer guided tours but also information regarding self-guided tours including printable map- if you don't need all the details using their self-guided tour is a great way to go as you can wander the neighborhood at your pace. You should eat at Commander's Palace and you will need reservations. A bit less formal at lunch which may fit well into your plans for a day visit to the garden district. The restaurant is in the heart of the Garden District across the street from Lafayette Cemetery. If you are staying near the French Quarter you can hop on the St. Charles Streetcar at Canal Street (though temporary road construction may require a bus bridge to the Lee Circle).