New Orleans Garden District: Walking Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
Val led us on an excellent walking tour through the Garden District after briefly stopping at the Lafayette Cemetery no. 1 and giving us many interesting facts. It is a bonus that he also happens to live in the district and has actually toured many of the homes we walked by. It was a lovely way to spend a few hours as we learned about the history of the area as well as the city.
This tour around the beautiful Garden District was a delight to the eyes and educational. The pace was manageable and allowed plenty of opportunity to ask questions and take photos. The streets and pavements are often very uneven so care needs to be taken especially if you have any disability. The guide added lots of local history and anecdotes which made the tour memorable.
We were lucky enough to take a Garden District tour with the charismatic, humorous, historical Guru, Mr. James. He is an area resident with a passion for everything New Orleans. His Conservationist outlook is highlighted with refreshing new takes on 200 year old architecture and local lore. Thanks James!!
Beautiful houses! Good information. Sidewalks are terrible so wear comfortable shoes. Tour guide was nice and knowledgeable. He walked extremely fast and it was hard to keep up with him. So we were totally exhausted afterwards. Not a leisurely stroll and missed seeing several of the beautiful homes.
We were unable to hear our guide at the beginning of the tour due to construction and maintenance workers at a nearby restaurant. Tour guides should have microphones. Also, the tour information intimates that we will be going INTO a cemetery which is not the case, so it's a little deceiving.