The Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery #1 - Grand Dames of The American Sector -

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Tour Number

Activity Level

336635


Categories

Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Les Américains arrivent sur la scène!


From 1832 to 1900, this "bedroom community" for the municipality of Lafayette was built by the well-heeled, English-speaking transplants to the "Creole City", and grew into an enclave of wealthy, socially ambitious families who have have made an indelible mark on New Orleans for more than 150 years.

We begin at Lafayette Cemetery #1, one of New Orleans' seven municipal cemeteries, then follow the in the footsteps its famous (and infamous) "residents". This is the largest intact collection of intact 19th-century mansions in the United States, and is not to be missed!

Itinerary

Lafayette Cemetery
Colonel Short's Villa
Briggs-Staub House
Toby's Corner
Manning House
Brevard-Mahat-Rice House
Rosegate
Payne-Strachan House

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your downtown hotel, and we will begin the tour at Lafayette Cemetery.

End location: I will return you to your hotel in my private car.

Duration: 3 hours

The duration of this tour may be affected by weather, as it is an entirely "outdoor
experience.

Transportation

Transport is by my private car, as 2008 Scion xB, seats 5.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation by my roomy, very comfortable 2015 Ford Flex (seats 7), including pickup and return to your downtown hotel or other location, and tour narration.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 USD - Should cover the cost of lunch, if you wish to include it.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch and other personal expenses.

A Recent Review of this tour

Stephen was perfect. He was adaptable to provide us with exactly what we were hoping for. He enjoys his work and he provided on excellent tour.
William Novik

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