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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.

    Our guide, Steve, made the experience really fun. He was super knowledgeable and funny. We had a great time!

  • New Orleans: Canal Street Cemeteries Walking Tour

    2. New Orleans: Canal Street Cemeteries Walking Tour

    Discover New Orleans' unique cemeteries on this urban adventure with a local guide. Start your tour at Greenwood Cemetery, home to some of New Orleans' most impressive tombs, as well as immigrant society tombs and a Civil War monument. Next, walk over to Cypress Grove Cemetery, where you will hear stories of the development of New Orleans as you stand among the tombs of some of the city's oldest families. Here, get the chance to see a Chinese society tomb and a memorial to the unknown Civil War soldiers. Afterwards, head to the Katrina Memorial Cemetery. Established in the 19th century as a mass grave for the victims of yellow fever, it is now the site of a moving memorial to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Take a brief walk through St. Patrick #1 Cemetery, one of several Catholic cemeteries in New Orleans, and learn about the history of the Irish people of New Orleans. If t...

    Our guide, James, was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and easy to talk to. He checked in with us the night before and the morning of before the tour began, which was very courteous. We really enjoyed the tour and learned so much.

  • 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. For your convenience and safety, this tour also includes return transportation from the French Quarter in a tour bus. 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.

    Bus tour was changed to a city walking tour due to a bus problem. The city tour guide (William) was wonderful. Very informative and always ready to answer question. His presentation kept interest throughout the entire tour.

  • New Orleans: 5-in-1 Cemetery Walking Tour

    4. New Orleans: 5-in-1 Cemetery Walking Tour

    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 feve...

    I was in a Small Group of Three people all together Geoff was a Gem I learned more in 10 mins than I would have if I walked all day in those cemeteries..Knowledgeable great sense of humor and decent person

  • New Orleans: Canal Street Cemeteries & Katrina Memorial Tour

    5. New Orleans: Canal Street Cemeteries & Katrina Memorial Tour

    Visit multiple cemeteries in the Mid-City District at the end of the Canal Street No. 47 Streetcar Line, which runs North-west from the Downtown/French Quarter. The tour is led by Master Storytellers who will enlighten you about the different, unique burial customs and practices which will be explained to you as you visit a range of historic cemeteries. The tour begins from the outside the Beachcorner Bar and Grill on Canal Street. The first stop is at the Gates of Mercy of the Dispersed of Judah where you will learn about the unique Jewish burial customs and traditions associated with this cemetery. Next stop are the old Irish cemeteries of St Patrick's #1 & #2, two Catholic Cemeteries with different styles and bearing witness to the terrible loss of life incurred in the Yellow fever epidemic. Then it is on to Odd Fellows Rest where you will discover the tale of the "exceedingly beauti...

    Tour guide Mary J. Made this experience super fun. She is obviously passionate about NOLA history and eager to share it!

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based on 89 reviews

Bus tour was changed to a city walking tour due to a bus problem. The city tour guide (William) was wonderful. Very informative and always ready to answer question. His presentation kept interest throughout the entire tour.

I was in a Small Group of Three people all together Geoff was a Gem I learned more in 10 mins than I would have if I walked all day in those cemeteries..Knowledgeable great sense of humor and decent person

Awesome tour with Geoff. He really made it great. Very passionate about the info and New Orleans overall. Highly recommend! Bring an umbrella for shade!

So informative and fun. Enjoyed all the history and cemeteries.

This was an awesome experience. Definitely recommend.