Relaxed, Informative Walking Tours of New Orleans’ Garden District
Experience the genteel grandeur and oak-shaded charm of the Garden District, and explore Lafayette Cemetery #1, the necropolis of American Horror Story: Coven fame! Two Chicks Walking Tours reveals the storied beauty of Uptown New Orleans on two historical New Orleans tours among the mansions and marvels of the Garden District.
Discover the secrets of the Garden District on one of our historical New Orleans tours! The two-hour Grand Garden District Tour for only $29.99 per person includes a visit to the cemetery plus stops at several Garden District mansions, including Buckner Mansion, site of Miss Robichaux’s Academy in American Horror Story: Coven.
Our newest tour option provides a slightly different way of exploring the Garden District and the historic Lafayette cemetery. Tour start times are in the early afternoon. Opulent homes and fascinating history are still the major components of this uptown activity. This version has a different starting location, requires slightly less walking and consists of more time in the cemetery when compared with our original Garden District selection.
Meet your guide inside the elegant Henry Howard Hotel where you’ll be able to procure an adult libation prior to exploration. Walk among the majestic tree lined streets and learn about the complex past of the homes, individuals and associated industries. An overview of the various flora will be identified as well as a discussion of agriculturally significant crops. Architectural styles and details will be shared during this fact filled activity. Gain historical context while connecting with rich stories.
Originally conceived as the American sector after the Louisiana Purchase, the Garden District was intended to rival the exclusive Creole elegance of Esplanade Avenue, where the newly arrived Americans were not welcome to reside among the city’s French-speaking natives. Today, sprawling oaks and beautifully tended gardens surround dozens of opulent residential masterpieces, many of which date from the early 19th century. The district is also home to chic boutiques and trendy restaurants along the vibrant Magazine Street, as well as the world-famous Prytania Theatre. Among its most famous residents are those who rest in Lafayette Cemetery #1—a uniquely non-segregated, non-denominational necropolis, and the scenic backdrop for countless tales of mystery in literature and on the screen.
Book a Tour With Two Chicks Walking Tours
At Two Chicks Walking Tours, we take a more intimate, fun-centered approach to historical New Orleans tours. We share the city’s rich multicultural heritage with our guests in small groups, so there’s less waiting and more exploring. The two chicks that started it all (plus a couple of roosters, too) know and love the Big Easy, and we strive to make our historical New Orleans tours a special treat for all our guests. In addition to our scheduled tours, we also arrange private tours and themed outings perfect for bachelorette parties, birthdays, or any occasion that brings you to New Orleans. Contact us for more information or to book by phone.