Stroll Through New Orleans' Two Historic Districts
The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans with extremely dense history and one-of-a-kind architecture. The Garden District, built in the mid/late 1800s, displays the most grandiose mansions in what was once the millionaires suburb of the city. And Lafayette Cemetery #1, one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans, provides a great view into local burial practices.
I focus on stories that bring the info to life. This walking tour of the FQ, GD, and Cemetery allows us to cover the basic questions that most NOLA visitors may have. Highlights include Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Mississippi River, Madame John's Legacy, the Old Ursulines Convent, Lafayette Cemetery #1, Colonel Short's Villa, Briggs-Staub House, Seven Sisters, Anne Rice House, and Commander's Palace.
We will start in the FQ, take Uber or the streetcar to the GD, then make our way back. Total time is approx 4 hours (5 hours by streetcar).
If you have a larger size group, I am happy to set up a custom tour!
We will start in the French Quarter, where we will spend approximately two hours. Next, we will streetcar or Uber to the Garden District, which takes roughly 20 minutes. Then, we will stroll through the Garden District for about 1hr and 15 minutes. Then we will return downtown.
Highlights include Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Mississippi River, Madame John's Legacy, the Old Ursulines Convent, Lafayette Cemetery #1, Colonel Short's Villa, Briggs-Staub House, Seven Sisters, Anne Rice House, and Commander's Palace.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet up location: If your hotel is within the French Quarter, I can meet you there. Otherwise, we will meet at 710 Royal Street within the Royal Mask Shop.
End location: End location: We will finish up in the French Quarter/CBD area wherever is convenient for you. Once downtown, you can either head off to a meal, go back to your hotel, or simply stroll around enjoying the sights and shops of New Orleans.
Duration: 4 hours
Walking tour, with an Uber / streetcar ride between locations.
The price includes the walking tour and transportation to/from the Garden District.
If you would like a private vehicle included instead of the streetcar, send me a message and I can create a customized tour.
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Ashton is a great guy with superb knowledge of the city and it's history. We spent 2 days walking the city and discovered some cool spots that we would not have discovered on our own. We also did a Food Tour with Ashton and it was very good. We had a great time and recommend Ashton to anyone visiting New Orleans.