Known for beautiful architecture, fine dining, and celebrity residences, the Garden District is a must-see on any visit to New Orleans. Learn more about the unique curated experiences Joieful has to offer.
Discover Neighborhood History
Developed in the 1800s by Americans seeking an alternative to the French Quarter, the Garden District gained its name from the mansion homes surrounded by spacious gardens. Later in the century, the area was subdivided so more homes could be built, many in the gingerbread style of late Victorian buildings. As a result, the Garden District today is known more for its well-preserved architecture than for its gardens.
Explore With Our Unique Tours
We offer a wide variety of tours to explore the Garden District, depending on your interests. If you're interested in viewing the neighborhood in combination with other parts of New Orleans, we recommend one of our city tours—for example, the VIP City Tour, Southern Style Tours New Orleans City Tour, or Cajun Encounters City Tour. For a more self-guided experience, we offer one-day and three-day passes for Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours, which stop along St. Charles and Magazine St. It's a quick walk to boutique shopping and fine dining at restaurants like the famed Commander's Palace.
If you prefer to explore on foot, we offer several walking tours of the area. The Gray Line Garden District and Mansion Tour brings you inside the beautiful Opera Guild Home, making it the only tour to allow visitors inside a historic Garden District mansion. Livery Tours Garden District and Cemetery Tour features above ground cemetery Lafayette #1, as well as homes belonging to celebrities such as Sandra Bullock and John Goodman. Just remember to wear comfortable shoes!
Don't Miss These Landmark Houses
Everywhere you look in the Garden District you'll see grand columns, wrought iron fences, and detailed trim. However, some houses are true standouts. Check out the Gilmour-Parker House on Prytania St. to see the home of a past Louisiana governor and a frequent visiting spot for President Theodore Roosevelt. Visit the beautiful Bradish Johnson House and learn the family's unsavory "swill milk" scandal, which contributed to the rise of consumer protection laws in the United States. Literature buffs should be sure to find the George Washington Cable House on 8th street, home to the well-known American author. Buckner Mansion on Jackson Ave. achieved national fame as the house on American Horror Story: Coven, and if you want to test for yourself whether it's haunted, you're in luck! It's available for rent, albeit at a very steep price. A less ghostly place to stay is The Pontchartrain Hotel. Located right on St. Charles Ave., it's the perfect base camp for exploring the area and has a beautiful rooftop bar, offering some of the best views of the city.
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