|SOUTHERN ELEGANCE (GARDEN DISTRICT) TOUR
The Garden District is gracious and stately -- an elegantly adorned window to a bygone era. Developed mainly between 1840 and 1900, it comprises one of the best-preserved collections of historic mansions in the South -- if not the entire country. The Garden District is a brilliant tapestry of architectural styles and period designs.
The spacious home sites and rich, garden-ready soil immediately began attracting wealthy New Orleanians - particularly the many well-heeled Americans that had flooded the city after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Disdained by the old French Creole gentry in the French Quarter, these new arrivals thumbed their noses at the Creoles by constructing sumptuous mansions and the Garden District was born.
Your tour will include a stop at a private home on St. Charles Avenue. This is a charming Garden District home dating back to the late 1800s. Right on the streetcar line, this private residence is replete with English and French antiques. The home’s owner will be on-hand to greet you, and share her passion for art, as her home is a treasure trove of Louisiana artists.
Refreshments of iced tea and cheese straws will be served.
- This home on this tour is an historic building and cannot provide complete access in accordance with ADA.
Thursday, November 6, 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, November 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fun Bucks: 1
Fee: $33.00 per person
Tickets for this tour will be available online through the conference registration between May 7 and October 17. After October 17, tickets must be purchased on site, pending space availability.