Most first time visitors to New Orleans are most often first wow’d by the city’s architectural styles. There are beautifully preserved neighborhoods in Savannah and Charleston. Here it’s an entire city and a huge range of styles from the steep pitched homes built by the exiled French Canadians to the Spanish styles that make up the French Quarter, the Caribbean and West African creole cottages, shotgun houses, and the Uptown and Garden District homes which display a range from Greek Revival, French Empire, Victorian, and Gothic style homes.
Signature homes and buildings, such as the Banana Man House, Wedding Cake House, and the Latter Library will be pointed out.
Highlights will include the work of historic architects, Freret, Gallier, and LaTrobe, the latter called The Father of American Architecture.
While focused on the architecture, walking the Garden District will include a presentation
of New Orleans lush plant life, identifying our crepe myrtle, oleander, magnolia, indigo, jasmine, olive bushes.
Duration: three hours
Location: bus tour with walking segments in French Quarter and Garden District