Mansions And Magnolias
Available: April 9 – Afternoon
Tour Duration: 3 Hours
The Garden District boasts one of the best preserved collections of historic southern mansions in the United States. Its 19th century origins fashioned opulent estates built by wealthy newcomers who flocked to New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase, a time of huge prosperity in the city.
Guests will experience a knowledgeable and entertaining tour through one of these lavishly restored Garden District homes. This impressive neighborhood, dating back to the 1830s, is well known for its luxurious mansions of Greek Revival style architecture, as well as the lush semi-tropical gardens that surround the homes. Guests will also travel along beautiful St. Charles Avenue and get a glimpse of this famous thoroughfare.
As a special treat, your guests will enjoy tea and sweets during the tour, southern-style! They will soon realize that the genteel manner of living – for which the South is known – still flourishes in the Garden District of New Orleans!
Your excursion will include a lovely walking tour through the Upper Garden District, admission to a historic New Orleans cemetery, and a drive through the Lower Garden District. You will return to your hotel with a true appreciation of the Garden District and the intriguing history behind it.