Guided tour

New Orleans: Cemetery Walking Tour

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42 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Orleans

New Orleans: Cemetery Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tour Orleans
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Explore a private cemetery owned by the Odd Fellow Society along with several other New Orleans cemeteries. Gain the most comprehensive overview of the many burial styles used in New Orleans.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a collection of 5 different cemeteries of New Orleans with a guide
  • Visit the Hurricane Katrina Memorial Cemetery on a walking tour
  • Get introduced to the famous above ground tombs of New Orleans
  • Know about the trials and tribulations of the early immigrants of the city
  • Admire the beautiful architecture of the extravagant tombs of the city
Full description
Explore a unique collection of 5 culturally and architecturally diverse cemeteries in New Orleans’ historic Mid-City neighborhood. 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. Take the 47 streetcar from Downtown New Orleans to the meeting point at Sacred Grinds Coffee House where there are bathrooms and refreshments available for purchase before the tour begins. It also gives guests a glimpse of New Orleans’ mysterious Odd Fellows Rest – the final resting place for members of a faded secret society. 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.
Includes
  • 90-minute Walking tour
  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance into several cemeteries around New Orleans
  • Exclusive entry into Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Morning Call. If coming by streetcar: From Downtown or the French Quarter, take the streetcar to the 47 streetcar northbound along Canal St. to the "Canal at St Anthony (Out)" stop, just one stop before the Cemeteries Terminus.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Entry to individual cemeteries is subject to closures due to any burials going on that day
  • For those with limited mobility or in a wheelchair - please note that the streets are far from even. While there are no steps that would prevent wheel chair access, it may not be the smoothest or most comfortable terrain
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Geoff was a great guide - shared lots of great info regarding the different burials, as well as info about the area. He even gave us extra access to a cemetery normally locked (he had permission.) He was helpful after the tour, too. You won't go wrong if Geoff is your guide!

June 21, 2022

Matt was very knowledgeable and gave lots of interesting historical information about various burial practices and how they originated. This was an fun and informative tour for adults and kids alike. I had a 6 and 12 year old with me and both enjoyed the tour and learned interesting facts. The tour was a great length, especially with a young child, but at the same time I could have spent hours looking at all the different above ground tombs.

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July 12, 2021

We had Geoff as our guide. He was brilliant. Including having umbrellas for everyone. Very knowledgeable and personable. Best walk in NO

June 5, 2022

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