Beyond the Grave Cemetery Tour in New Orleans

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  • Group Tour
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  • 1.5 hr

We keep a light on for our ancestors & we never stop telling their stories. On this 90 minute walking tour you will visit their resting places in one our most famous New Orleans cemeteries. See how we fit hundreds of people in tombs that are built for two and let us tell you the reasons why. Be sure to bring a small rock or flower to leave behind in honor of those who have passed. We will discuss the people buried here as well as their ties to our city. We will talk about the different styles of burials and allow you in on our ancestors ritualistic secrets. The tour meets at 10:30 am.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: House of the Rising Sun Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

Our experienced guide will meet you at the gate of the cemetery and walk with you through the cemetery. Along the way we will explain about the people buried there and the unique but macabre ways we bury them and why. We will explore the graves together and give you time to walk around on your own before walking to the beautiful Bayou St John, the waterway to the past.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Bayou St. John

See the beautiful Bayou St John that is considered to be the back door to the city via the water way. This is where the Spanish Customs House is as well as where Voodoo celebrations are held.

Pass By: New Orleans City Park

New Orleans City Park is just steps away from your tour. The park is twice the size of Central Park and a lovely place to visit before or after your tour.
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