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Movie Tour New Orleans

He was just one of many bohemian characters in the French Quarter of the 1920s, living cheaply and colorfully in a neighborhood that was home to thousands of immigrant Sicilians, dozens of artists, countless bars (during Prohibition), and only two tour guides.

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This tour tells the stories of different moments in the formation and evolution of Hollywood South in New Orleans. Sites reveal the important people, films, theaters, and locations from the silent era to the present. New Orleans has become a major hub in the film production world. A city so infamous for its revelry and the disasters it has endured, its connections to the film industry has often been overlooked.

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Located on the historic River Road, this antebellum home with its lush green grounds and moss draped Live Oaks watches over the banks of the Mississippi River just minutes away from New Orleans. In 2010 the site received a travel and tourism Louey Award naming it the 2010 Louisiana Attraction of the year.

Located a short 20-minute streetcar ride from downtown, the New Orleans Garden District is a pleasant way to spend a quiet day in the city. The charming St. Charles Streetcar takes you from the hustle and bustle of downtown New Orleans to the majestic mansions and tree-lined streets of the Garden District. You can spend an entire afternoon touring the Garden District of New Orleans and we are going to share all the things to do.

Highlights of the cemetery include the Vampire Lestat crypt that was used in the movie Interview with the Vampire. Sheila showed us the actual crypt and where they built the replica in the corner of the grounds to film the scene. I totally have to rewatch that movie.

Birds chirped and people sauntered through the grounds looking at the elaborate tombs designed with angels, crosses, draped urns, and statues of children. It is quite beautiful. After an hour or so touring the cemetery, we moved on to exploring the mansions of the Garden District.

With 10 worthwhile plantation tours near New Orleans, it can be hard to prioritize. We have the top 3 mansions all rated equally as high as each other, but for different reasons. The Laura Plantation has the best tours, an amazing story, and a unique Creole viewpoint. Nottoway Plantation has the largest Antebellum mansion in the American South, the most beautiful interior, and is the only one you can stay overnight inside the main house. And finally, Oak Alley Plantation has the most activities to do, a great tour with costumed guides, and storybook rows of oak trees. To see it all, we suggest seeing Evergreen, Laura, & Oak Alley all in one day, then stay overnight at Nottoway, and on day two tour Nottoway, San Francisco and whatever else you can on the way back to New Orleans.

General Hours: Opens Daily at 9am. Tours: Daily every hour 9am-4pm; Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm tours can add a traditional meal for only $2.99 extra. Admission Cost: $8 for grounds only; grounds plus Mansion tour is $20 for Adults & $6 for Children. Plantation Website: (HERE).

Visiting Hours: Available by tour only. Guided Tours: Depart Daily every 40 minutes from 10am-4pm and take between 70 & 90 minutes to complete. French tours added at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm. Cost: $20 for Adults; $6 Children; Under 5 free (Cost Includes Tour). Plantation Website:(HERE).

About Evergreen Plantation: The front of the Evergreen Plantation mansion is visible from the road if you are in a hurry, but we really like their historic tour including the old slave quarters. Built in 1790, the grounds of the Evergreen Plantation still hold 37 original buildings, making it one of the most completely preserved plantations in the country. While the most iconic feature may be the elegant dual staircase on the front of the Antebellum mansion, but the rest of the property will really put your visit over the top. Behind the main house, oak-lined alleyways covered in hanging Spanish moss form tunnels leading to 22 former slave quarters. Even after the slaves were freed in Louisiana in 1866, Evergreen kept free men of color on staff and worked their sugar farming all the way until 1930. Because the Evergreen Plantation was kept in operation as a working farm for so long, it really helped to keep the buildings extremely well preserved.

Inside the large Destrehan Mansion, they have a display showing the Jefferson Document. The decree is from 1804, is actually signed by Thomas Jefferson, and was used to appoint Destrehan to the New Orleans Council. In addition to the home, there are also former slave houses you get to tour. Because of its 6 days a week live Carpentry exhibits, this plantation is one of the top ones visited by school groups.

About Whitney Plantation: While many of the local plantation tours take time to cover the lives of the slaves on their properties, the Whitney Plantation solely focuses on the slave side of the story. Originally called the Habitation Haydel, there has been a plantation on the property since the German Haydel started their business in 1752. After WW1 the property was bought by Bradish Johnson who renamed it after his grandson. If you have taken our Garden District Walking Tour, you may remember the beautiful home that Bradish built with his plantation profit which is now part of the Louise S. McGehee School of Girls.

About Saint Joseph & Felicity Plantations: The Saint Joseph Mansion was built in 1830 as part of a 1,000-acre property. While the grounds and mansion are not as grand as the others in Plantation Alley, the tours consistently get high reviews from guests. On the edge of the property, the family also owns a sister mansion that was once part of the Felicity Plantation and seems to always have a film crew at it shooting various movies.

Hours: Thursday-Tuesday with hourly tours 10am-3pm; Closed Wednesdays. Cost: Adults $18; Discounts for seniors, veterans, students, and kids. Mansion Website: (HERE).

Disclaimer: Information on this page and in our walking tours were deemed accurate when published, however, details such as opening hours, rates, transportation, visa requirements, and safety can change without notice. Please check with any destinations directly before traveling.

Practically all the locations used in the movie, Little Italy in Bronx included are between New Orleans and its neighborhoods and almost all are easily reachable and can be visited.

I originally decided to go to New Orleans for the Jazz Festival. Plus I wanted to experience all the creepy things the city has to offer. New Orleans also has a lot of filming locations. I took advantage of this and went on a mini-tour of several filming locations from my favourite shows.

As a fan of horror, I really enjoyed American Horror Story (seasons 1-3 only). Season three featured several New Orleans filming locations I wanted to visit. There are a few other TV shows and movies I love (Interview with the Vampire, True Blood and Treme, just to name a few) that were filmed in Louisiana that I really wanted the chance to see.

During the evening hours, the cracked sidewalks in the immediate area are crowded with tour groups, mostly of the ghost variety, all waiting to learn about the devilish, horrible acts that Madame Delphine LaLaurie committed against the slaves in her house. But what was it that she actually did?

Is the curse real at the LaLaurie Mansion? On our New Orleans Ghost tours you will hear the entire story of Madame LaLaurie and the ghosts and hauntings that happen with regularity at the LaLaurie Mansion. We promise, the story you'll hear on the ghost tour is one that you won't forget anytime soon.

Take a break before venturing out or simply take it easy one night. Every Monday is movie night in the lobby of the Quisby featuring local film artists, foreign films and more. Snag a drink at the bar, grab a snack, chill and enjoy.

The exterior shots of St. Anne's Church, aka the church that housed Davina's lair, are actually of St. Louis Cathedral. St. Louis Cathedral happens to be the oldest cathedral in the United States, and you can take a tour of the historic building. After that, head outside and sit on the Jackson Square benches facing the Cathedral, where several intimate conversations, including a scene in the finale, take place.

Anne Rice was a longtime resident of the Garden District, and any tour of the area should include a stop by her former home on Front Street. While in New Orleans, Rice owned several different properties included her home mentioned above. Her family also bought and restored St. Elizabeth's Home which had been an orphanage and girls' school. Currently, this exquisite property is being converted into luxury condos.

There are many ways to see the side of New Orleans that Anne Rice's vampires inhabited. A walking tour of the Garden District is the perfect way to see enjoy this enchanting part of the city while also soaking up some vampire lore! Born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien, Rice was named after her father Howard, and took the last name of her husband when she married and had long used the first name of Anne. She also has two pen names, Anne Rampling, and A. N. Roquelaure.

The diehard Rice fans in your group will want to check out Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania Street where they often have a couple of autographed copies of her books on hand. Come and explore the city that launched such a large part of pop culture and is reflected in today's many examples of vampire movies, television shows, and books.


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