This tour is a must for all Anne Rice’s fans. Anne Rice’s Unauthorized Garden District Tour is a historical fiction tour that blends old New Orleans with present-day New Orleans. This is a 2 to 2 ½ tour of the Garden District and cover Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches novels. This tour features the Mayfair Witches lifestyle in the Garden District.
Anne Rice’s notoriety as a writer began when Interview with the Vampire, the first book in the Vampire Chronicles, made its debut in 1976. Anne wrote three books about another supernatural family, the Mayfair Witches. They are “The Witching Hour”, “Lasher” and “Taltos”.
Interestingly enough, the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches had many parallels until they crossed paths in Blackwood Farm. For example, Lestat and Marie Claudette Mayfair arrived in La Nouvelle-Orléans in the same year, 1789. Both spoke French before speaking English. The Mayfair’s settled in a newly developing area that became known as the Garden District and uptown New Orleans.
Characters in both novels attended the same Quadroon Balls, enjoyed the same theaters, frequented the same riverfront bars on Gallatin Street, lived in the same hotels, and owned homes in the same area in the French Quarter and Garden District. Anne not only chronicled the lives of the central characters, but also the actual names of the streets, shops, neighborhoods, and types of transportation in favor at that period in time.
The Anne Rice’s Unauthorized Garden District tour will walk you in the shoes of your favorite character. Learn about New Orleans history and see the city from Lestat, Mona, Michael and other eyes.
Washington Artillery Park
768 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
This is in front of Jackson Square on the Mississippi River side of the street.
It is between Cafe du Monde and Jax Brewery
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in.
Text or Call 504-298-8687 if you have any questions.