Relaxed, Informative Walking Tours of New Orleans’ Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery #1
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.
Grand Garden District Tour with Lafayette Cemetery #1
Discover the secrets of the Garden District on one of our historical New Orleans tours! The two-hour Grand Garden District Tour with Lafayette Cemetery #1 for only $24.99 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.
Lafayette Cemetery #1 is New Orleans’ oldest city-operated burial ground. This eerily romantic city of the dead was built tin 1833, in what was then known as the City of Lafayette. Today, the gothic-style vaults and tombs are surrounded by the beauty and charm of the Garden District. In 1995, Anne Rice staged her funeral along the park’s picturesque pathways. It’s also the cemetery seen in Dracula 2000, and Double Jeopardy showcased the grounds. Come along for an hour-long stroll through the enchanting, shady grounds, and we’ll tell you all about its rich history.
Gracious Garden District Tour with Lafayette Cemetery #1
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, fascinating history and Lafayette Cemetery #1 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.
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.