Nestled in the heart of New Orleans.
Nestled in the heart of New Orleans, the charming Garden District is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the Crescent City. With 19th Century mansions side by side to Victorian homes with the classic “gingerbread” style of architecture, this area is a must see for anyone looking to explore the unique beauty of New Orleans and her history.
Our experienced tour guides will lead you through this amazing collection of some of the best preserved mansion homes in the Southern United States. With National Historic Landmarks and stunning homes used in multiple television shows and successful films. The Garden District is an ideal setting for relaxation, great photography, and making connections with the history and culture of New Orleans. Your tour will conclude at Lafayette cemetery #1, one of the most visited and filmed cemeteries in New Orleans. Lafayette #1 is an excellent example of the unique way we bury our departed and explore their elaborate above ground tombs where many of our past mansion residents now lay at rest.
Garden District and Lafayette #1 Tour
- Lafayette #1 is closed on municipal holidays and for periodic construction, the tour will still be preformed from outside of the gates when this occurs
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time
- Tour departs 7 days a week, rain or shine. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella
- Bring a camera
- Private Tours available upon request by phone
- No tours on Mardi Gras Day
(In front of) Starbucks Coffee Shop
2801 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115
11am and 2pm
$25 Adults ages 13+
$18 Senior ages 65 + with valid ID
$18 Active Military with valid ID
$18 Student ages 13-17 with valid ID
$14 Child (ages 6-12)
FREE for ages 5 and under
Featured Tour Stops (subject to change)
Briggs Staub House
The Briggs-Staub House broke from Garden District tradition with its sharp arc windows and Gothic Resurgence design when it was constructed for gambler Cuthbert Bulitt in 1849.
Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel is located on Prytania Street in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Italianate style mansion was designed by architect Henry Howard in 1857. The house is complete with elaborate metalwork on the fence and galleries, a gaslight on the porch, and Romeo spikes atop the metal columns, which were intended to keep over-eager young suitors out of the house. The Madonna and canopy in the yard used to be a Catholic chapel. The chapel is one of the locations used in Anne Rice’s novel Violin. Rice also owned the property for a period of time, as did actor Nicholas Cage.
Women’s Opera Guild Home
Archie and Peyton Manning’s Home
The childhood home of NFL superstars Peyton and Eli Manning, also where Archie still resides with his wife Olivia.
American Horror Story’s Coven House
The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons House
2009’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was extensively filmed in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Much of the filming took place in the Nolan house in New Orleans. Right around the corner from Commander’s Palace restaurant, the 7,800 square-foot mansion has 6 bedrooms, a music room, a library, and a reception hall. Filming took place in virtually every room in the house. Built in 1832 (and renovated substantially in 1872), the house has been the home for three generations of William T. Nolan II’s family. Nolan’s daughter, Ashley, plays a doctor in the movie.
The Payne-Strachan House located in the Garden District of New Orleans is of Greek Revival design. It is best known as the home that Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America died in December of 1889.
Mayfair Manor was commissioned by Albert Hamilton Brevard and built in 1857 by James Calrow and Charles Pride. The home was later purchased by Anne Rice and became the inspiration for Mayfair Manor, the Garden District home of Anne Rice’s famous Mayfair Witches.
Sandra Bullock’s House
John Goodman’s House
Walter Grinnan Robinson House
This 10,516-square-foot mansion was built in 1859 by New Orleans’ most famous architect Henry Howard for Walter Robinson, a cotton merchant from Virginia. It is one of the first houses in New Orleans to have indoor plumbing.
Lafayette #1 Cemetery