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Garden District, New Orleans

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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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  • You should not miss this. We drove our car and looked. But the more adventurous will the the time and the trolley.  more »
  • I did a walking tour on my own. Lovely mansions from the Nineteenth Century. Lots of trees and gardens. Very scenic.  more »
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