Ornate carvings on the exterior of a church in the Lower Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans. (Mark J. Sindler/Louisiana State Museums)

Lower Garden District Walking Tour

Fri, Feb 23, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
New Orleans
The Cabildo

Nineteenth-century residential life in New Orleans comes alive through the Friends of the Cabildo Lower Garden District Tour! The district’s extensive collection of 1800s residences- primarily side hall, double-galleried homes in the Greek Revival and Italianate styles – will capture your imagination with both the romance and realities of life in these grand homes in the age before modern conveniences. Bounded by the Crescent City Connection, Mississippi River, Jackson Avenue, and St. Charles Avenue, the Lower Garden District was developed as six different faubourgs, and it is known for its many irregularly shaped parks. You will gain a new understanding of the history and culture of the area through a review of its architecture, geography, and famous residents. 

This walking tour departs from the Muses Statue at Prytania & Terpsichore Streets. 

So, put on your best walking shoes, bring a bottle of water, and a good camera, and join us for a special walking tour! Our walking tours are conducted by city-licensed guides and emphasize the history, architecture, and folklore of this fascinating city. Tour proceeds benefit the Friends of the Cabildo, a non-profit volunteer group organized in 1956 to provide support for Louisiana State Museums.

Tour tickets include admission to the 1850 House Museum. At the 1850 House, visitors can also purchase tickets to the nearby Cabildo, Presbytère, and the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint.

Tickets are limited to 15 spots for each tour, reservations are required, and tickets must be reserved before the day of the tour. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for Friends of the Cabildo or Louisiana Museum Foundation members. Visit the Friends of the Cabildo website to reserve your spot today! 
 

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