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Garden District and Cemetery

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    G L-f de Villiers

  • Locations

    New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $250 USD per trip
  • Duration

    2 Hours, hosted by G L-f de Villiers Tours.

  • Avg Distance

    About a mile. Fully-licensed and insured.

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    The tours are designed to suit your schedule.

  • Starting Location

    Commander's Palace or the comfort of your hotel.

  • Price Includes

    A two-hour walking tour with commentary, filled with sound analysis, gossip, humor, history, architecture, and fun-facts, provided by a direct descendant of the owners of the original plantation.

  • Notes

    The group price includes up to six guests. G L-f de Villiers is your locally owned and operated community based tour provider. Highest Recommendation "Exceptional" by Frommer's. Licensed and insured.


  • Be enchanted and amazed by the famed above-ground tombs of Lafayette Cemetery. Learn about burial practices with ancient roots. German Heritage site.
  • Ride there on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar alongside the homes of the famous and infamous. Admire National Landmark architectural treasures.
  • Revel in the loveliness of the Louisiana Raised Cottage beauty Toby's Corner, the oldest house in the Garden District and home to Carnival royalty.
  • Exalt in the Bradish Johnson Mansion, a Reconstruction-era example of elegance that departs from the white-columned confections one might expect!
  • With 19th century opulence, National Register mansions, pristine gardens, and sumptuous charm, it is one of our city's loveliest neighborhoods.

Trip Info

Enjoy your exploration of one of America’s most handsome residential neighborhoods and historic cemeteries with a knowledgeable, entertaining historian and raconteur extraordinaire.

Your stroll amid New Orleans history in the Garden District might include crape myrtle trees in full bloom, but always the stately arches of our beloved Live Oaks. There is much to admire in the year-round lush, green flora of the Garden District as you and your guests walk along.

Consider a morning tour as a prelude to lunch at Commander’s Palace or a late afternoon walk on any day (but never on Sunday) before a fabulous dinner at Commander’s or in any number of delightful restaurants on Magazine Street, most especially our favorites, Lillete or La Petite Grocery.

Your adventure awaits!

G L-f de Villiers

G L-f deVilliers, the very best in New Orleans Historic tours. Native, Southern perspective; perfect for any traveler. Never scripted, always fresh. Since 1989.

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