"The Living & The Dead Tour" Walking Tours Tip by pamstravels

Walking Tours, New Orleans: 17 reviews and 32 photos

  Garden District Tour Guide
by pamstravels

The walking tour of the Garden District and the Lafayette Cemetery was one of the highlights of my trip to New Orleans. We chose this tour because our hotel, the Frenchmen Hotel, recommended it. Incredible! We took the St. Charles streetcar and got off at Washington, walked two blocks to Prytania. The tour organizes at The Garden District Book Shop inside The Rink, a building that was actually a skating rink when it was built 100 years ago. Now it is a small shopping center.

The cost of the tour was well worth the $15 per person. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. This incredibly informative walking tour lasts about 2 hours.
We knew it was popular when, on a weekday, the tour group had to be split between two guides.

Because I am a huge Anne Rice fan, I especially enjoyed seeing the tombs used by Lestat in her books and then on the Garden District segment walking by her house. (Unfortunately sold a couple months ago after her husband died)

The guide talked about arcitecture, history, plant life and told funny stories as we all followed behind her.

Address: Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania Street
Directions: Located in The Rink on the corner of Washington & Prytania.
Phone: 504-947-2120
Website: http://www.tourneworleans.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 17, 2005
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