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New Orleans: Night Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour

1. New Orleans: Night Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour

A visit to New Orleans famous “Cities of the Dead” is a must-do for anyone visiting this city. Hauntingly beautiful and elaborately ornate, these cemeteries also hold stories of ghosts, past and present, which will chill you to the core. This cemetery tour is offered under the cover of night. You'll leave the French Quarter behind as your bus creeps along Esplanade Avenue to what used to be the edge of town, but is now the bustling neighborhoods of Mid-City and City Park. There are 42 cemeteries in the New Orleans area, and throughout this experience you will visit several of them. Your guides will discuss the unique burial rituals and practices during the stroll, as you are offered an up-close and personal look at some of the most popular cemeteries.

New Orleans: Cemetery Walking Tour

2. New Orleans: Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore a unique collection of 5 culturally and architecturally diverse cemeteries in New Orleans. These cemeteries are located on what was once the northern (lakeside) boundary of the city of New Orleans, which explains the density and variety of cemeteries in this area. It is also where the remains of unidentified bodies from Hurricane Katrina are buried. Meet your guide outside Bon's Street Food where the bus will pick you up to start the tour. Enjoy exclusive access to the Old Fellows Rest Cemetery. From the Odd Fellows Society Cemetery you will make your way to the Masonic Cemetery. Then on to the cemeteries. Learn about the trials and tribulations of the city’s early Irish immigrants in St. Patrick Cemetery as well as the devastating effects of yellow fever in the Charity Hospital Cemetery. Experience stunning architecture while admiring some of the city’s most extravagant tombs in Greenwood & Cypress Grove cemeteries. Conclude your tour with an in-depth overview of the lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina while paying respect to the many lives lost in the Hurricane Katrina Memorial Cemetery.

New Orleans: Cemeteries Insiders Walking Tour

3. New Orleans: Cemeteries Insiders Walking Tour

Join a local guide for a walking tour through 3 of New Orleans’ hallowed historical cemeteries. Follow your guide through the maze of above-ground tombs in Masonic Cemetery #1, St. Patrick Cemetery #2, and the Katrina Memorial at Charity Hospital Cemetery. During your tour, learn more about New Orleans' unique burial customs and traditions. Discover the history of the Masons at the Masonic Cemetery #1 and see unique tombs. In St. Patrick Cemetery #2, learn about New Orleans' connection to the Irish immigrants. Finally, arrive at Charity Hospital Cemetery where you will learn about the thousands of people buried in the graveyard behind the Katrina Memorial.

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What people are saying about Charity Hospital Cemetery

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4.7 / 5

based on 172 reviews

We were a small group of five, and that was perfect! As a retired funeral director, there isn't an oddball question about the subject that Jeff can't answer. He does that with plenty of humor, so this is not a depressing tour. On the contrary, we found it incredibly informative, and Jeff's knowledge of local history was top notch. I have already recommended this tour to friends!

Great trip, Geoff, our guide, was great in double checking arrangements by text and email before the trip. We arrived early and enjoyed coffee and beignets at Morning Call which set us up for the tour. Take water with you, there is some shade but it’s super hot. Geoff was both a witty and informative guide.

very informative with a pleasant and knowledgeable guide. appreciated being able to do it at 9 am so there was time to do something else in the day

Geoff was a very knowledgeable guide and fun personality. He answered every question asked and was happy to share his knowledge.

I loved it and the tour guide was great!! Overall I loved it would definitely go again