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Garden District/ Lafayette Cemetery Tour
Tour Begins at 10 am Daily
from Starbucks Coffee
2801 Magazine St
(corner of Magazine and Washington Streets)
Houses and mansions, structures of wild grace. Italianate, Gothic, Romanesque, Greek Revival standing in a long line in the rain. Roman Catholic art. Sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades- 30-foot columns, gloriously beautiful- double pitched roofs, all the architecture of the whole wide world and it doesn’t move. – Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1, 2004
We invite you to join us on leisurely stroll through the stunning "Garden District" of New Orleans. See the stomping ground of authors, poets, movie stars, artists, and sports legends such as Anne Rice, John Goodman and Archie Manning. Enjoy the towering Southern Live Oak trees, magnificent Crepe Myrtles, and the stunning Magnolias that some have said makes walking through the neighborhood akin to walking through a fairy-tale. Learn the deep and rich history of the area and how it fits into the overall story of New Orleans including the jealousy and mistrust that led to the "new money" of the "garish" Americans trying to show up the splendor and glory of the "old money" Europeans on the other side of town.
You will also get a chance to visit the oldest Municipal Cemetery in New Orleans Lafayette #1 the site of filming for many famous movies and TV shows including Interview with a Vampire and Double Jeopardy. Learn about New Orleans above ground burial practices and join us in some gossip about dead people.
** Note Lafayette Cemetery is closed on Muncipal Holidays such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Labor Day. The tour will not include the cemetery on those holidays.
The Tour meets inside Starbucks Coffee located at 2801 Magazine St.(corner of Magazine and Washington Streets)
Tours begin from INSIDE Starbucks Coffee located at 2801 Magazine St (corner of Magazine and Washington Streets) New Orleans 70130