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Garden District, New Orleans

Noted for its well-preserved antebellum private mansions and meticulously manicured gardens, Garden District serves as a reminder of the city's golden years of prosperity. You can take a guided walking tour of this photogenic neighborhood, where residents take great pride in their well-cared-for properties. Some mansions even open their doors for special-event tours, allowing visitors a quick peek at their English-style gardens. Originally laid out in the 1820s, the neighborhood first attracted "new money" residents looking to outshine one another by building and continuously expanding their Greek Revival houses. Visit the neighborhood's lower district where you can explore trendy boutiques, bars, and restaurants. Plan to see Garden District and other attractions that appeal to you using our New Orleans trip maker tool .
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  • I'm so glad we took the time to go to the Garden District. The houses in this neighborhood are absolutely stunning! The trees are huge, and the flowers, gardens, and landscaping on he larger homes was...  more »
  • We jumped off the Charles St Streetcar and did our own tour of this area, from the Commander's Palace and Lafayette Cemetery to the prominent historic houses - of which a large number are located betw...  more »
  • we were recommended to take the tram out of town to this area. where you can see older stles of architecture and spacious house gardens. closeby are commanders palace restaurant and the lafayette ceme...  more »
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