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Garden District, New Orleans

Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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. Add Garden District to your New Orleans travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our New Orleans trip maker tool.
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  • Took a garden district tour and loved all of the history, architecture and simply beautiful homes. If you love big houses with lots of character you will love to spend sometime walking around the...  more »
  • This is our first trip to NO and to get away from the quarter area, we heard of walking around the garden district. So we took a ride to the district and started walking around. The houses are...  more »
  • In my opinion, the prettiest district in New Orleans. Many Southern towns have a few stunning old houses, but the garden district has block after block of beautiful mansions with cast iron...  more »

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