New Orleans Garden District Tour: Private Mansion Access, Lafayette Cemetery & Local Praline Maker

28 reviews

3 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Visit a historic praline-maker's shop and taste freshly-made pralines
  • Hop on a streetcar for a ride down historic St. Charles Avenue
  • Stroll along avenues and side streets in the historic Garden District, home to some of the finest old mansions in America
  • Stop by Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to learn why New Orleans and macabre folklore often go hand in hand
  • Step inside the Elms Mansion for an exclusive tour through one of the best-preserved antebellum houses in the city
  • Sip a complimentary glass of lemonade or sweet tea in the garden of the Elms to round out your tour
  • Sites Visited
  • Aunt Sally's Praline Shop
  • St. Charles Ave Streetcar
  • Garden District
  • Various historical mansions and famed homes (exterior)
  • Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 (exterior)
  • Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion (interior)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Exclusive Access - Elms Mansion
  • Food tasting - Praline
  • Beverage - Elms Mansion
  • One-day Jazzy Pass (Transportation Pass)

Explore an opulent neighborhood in the Old South

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Overall Rating
4.5 /5
based on 28 reviews
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Latest reviews
Jet was a fantastic guide. Tour was great.
Bryce · Apr 29, 2023 · Canada · Male · 35 to 44 years
My 13 year old daughter and I loved the Garden District tour. We had Jet as our guide. He was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. It was a great size tour. Only 8 of us which was perfect. I would ? use this company again. 1 con is there was no one to contact directly if we we’re running late wanted to alert the guide. I received 1 email confirmation but wish i had like a “ticket” to put in my apple wallet. So basically great tour, just could improve on the booking process.
Nicole · Apr 13, 2023 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
We had an amazing time with our tour guide Val. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the area, and made it a fun experience. Getting to see the inside of the Elms Mansion was a real treat. Val was also a great source of information for other places to visit while in New Orleans.
Jennifer · Mar 31, 2023 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
The guide, Jet, was exceptional. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and able to answer every question.
Scott · Feb 14, 2023 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years
This was my second time talking the Garden District walking tour because I loved it so much the first time. I took this tour for the first time November 2022 and had to come back again this February. From the start of the tour (Aunt Sally’s) to our final stop at the Buckner Mansion it is non stop fun and so educational. That is because my tour guide for both of my experiences was Jet! I love Jet so much! I was hoping he would be my guide the second time around too. He has a way of talking you through the history and guiding you with such ease and amazing storytelling…taking you to another time and place. I highly recommend this tour…one, twice, and maybe a third time ;-) Love it!!!
Lindsay · Feb 13, 2023

Meeting Point

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Meeting point

We'll meet at Aunt Sally's Pralines at 750 St Charles Avenue. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign and a Walks tote bag.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

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