Guided tour

New Orleans: Cemetery Tour

Activity provider: Haunted History Tours

New Orleans: Cemetery Tour

Activity provider: Haunted History Tours
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From US$ 28 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the legendary above-ground tombs in New Orleans. See historic tombs, the burial places of famous - and infamous - residents, and the mysterious world of the cities of the dead.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Journey back in time and learn about New Orlean's connection with voodoo
  • Visit the above ground tombs New Orleans calls the "cities of the dead"
  • Visit several cemeteries, learn about their history, and discover famous tombs
  • Experience a cemetary tour recommended by the Travel and History Channels
  • Learn why New Orleans buries its dead above ground
Full description

This 2-hour walking tour takes you inside the walls of New Orleans’ oldest and most interesting burial grounds. In the company of a local guide, you’ll explore the ancient maze of above-ground tombs and learn about fascinating local burial practices. After meeting your guide at the Morning Call Coffee Shop, you’ll walk to the cemetery to explore curiosities and hear tales of some of the city’s personalities. You’ll see the final resting place of many of New Orleans’ most notable celebrities.

On this tour that’s been recommended by the Travel Channel, A&E, and the History Channel, you’ll learn the history of voodoo and its connection to the French Quarter on a journey back through time.

  • Tour of cemeteries around New Orleans • Tour of several of New Orleans' oldest cities of the dead
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Morning Call Coffee Shop at 5101 Canal Blvd.

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What to bring

  • Umbrella

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine, umbrellas or ponchos recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 273 reviews

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A walking tour is the best way to see and learn about the need for above-ground cemeteries as well as the long history behind them. Our tour guide, Thorn, was excellent and did not rush any of us, although it was very easy to keep pace with him. We even saw the Katrina Memorial, which was beautiful. All in all, it was well worth the price, which is very reasonable, especially compared to others we considered. I recommend this tour very highly.

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June 22, 2022

The tour was good but the guide left us to fend for ourselves when it came time to finding our way back to the starting cafe. This tour is 100% outside so keep this in mind when booking if you don’t fair well in the heat. Although the guide did his best to keep us shaded as much as possible, you will experience quite a bit of sun. There is also nowhere to sit and rest.

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June 20, 2022

First of all - we did NOT take this tour with this company. My husband did not feel well & we skipped it. However, another day I walked by the "St. Louis Cemetery No. 1" & when I saw it was opened, I bought a tour ticket at the counter. The tour was very informative, but it is sad to see the condition of the cemetery. Yes, I would recommend this tour.

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May 28, 2022

Product ID: 16682