See St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and St Louis # 2
Learn about the true culture of voodoo
Explore the French Quarter
Hear Stories of the cities haunted past
Licensed professional guide
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided walking tour of the French Quarter
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- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
During this tour, you will learn how the culture of New Orleans helped shape Voodoo and spark the start of Jazz. No family in history had greater impact on voodoo than the Laveau family and no place in the world had greater impact on Jazz than Congo Square. We will discuss the controversies and conspiracies surrounding Marie Laveau's final resting place. You will see the tomb of Claude Treme, the namesake of Faubourg Treme, and learn about the founding of the first free African-American neighborhood in American history.
There are three St. Louis Cemeteries in New Orleans, the oldest being St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 and the second oldest St. Louis Cemetery # 2. As you walk-by and learn about our fascinating burial style, your guide will share the interesting details of some of the famous people buried here such as Ernie K-Doe, Earl King, Henriette DeLille, Dominique You, Marie Laveau, and Marie Laveau’s dependents. Here you will notice that the cemetery's graves are above-ground tombs, referred to as “Cities of the Dead” because they resembled small houses and make the cemetery look like a city in itself.
You will be accompanied by a licensed tour guide who will share with you the fascinating history of our city including Voodoo, Jazz, African American History, and more.
Due to Covid-19 the Cemeteries are closed, but we are still able to see several tombs and share our wonderful history from the sidewalk.
Cleaning and safety practices
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks required
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