Guided tour

New Orleans: Cemetery Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

60 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Orleans
Guided tour

New Orleans: Cemetery Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tour Orleans

From US$ 29 per person

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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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
  • 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. 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. Meet your guide at Morning Call where the guide will pick you up to start the tour. Enjoy exclusive access to the Old Fellows Rest Cemetery. From the Odd Fellows Society Cemetery you will make your way to the Masonic Cemetery. 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.

  • 90-minute walking tour
  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance into several cemeteries around New Orleans
  • Exclusive entry into Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Morning Call. Food and drink are available for purchase before the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • 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
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4.9 /5

based on 60 reviews

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This activity was a compromise between me and my teenager- and we both enjoyed it! Great mix of history, seeing & learning things you never thought of and was nice to stop by the Katrina memorial, too. Our guide was not only knowledgeable but made it interesting and enjoyable too.

March 23, 2023

I spent a morning with Jeff, my tour guide and visited 4 cemeteries including the Odds Fellow cemetery which is not usually open to the public. Jeff was informative, professional, and a true master of his practice. We talked about symbols, burial practices, history of the sites, and a splash of folk lore which is right up my alley. Would recommend 100%!

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March 23, 2023

Geoff was absolutely amazing! Could not recommend a better guide. We came in with no defined plans day to day and every recommendation he gave us was fabulous. His knowledge of the cemeteries was amazing and I truly could not say enough good things about him. Thanks Geoff!!

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 392208