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New Orleans: Mid-City Cemetery Walking Tour

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New Orleans: Mid-City Cemetery Walking Tour

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Explore up to 5 different New Orleans cemeteries and 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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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Go inside up to 5 different New Orleans cemeteries
  • See the Hurricane Katrina Memorial
  • Get introduced to the famous above ground tombs of New Orleans
  • Learn about the Yellow Fever pandemic
Full description
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 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.
Includes
  • 90-minute Walking Tour
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Entry to St Patricks Cemetery No.1
  • Entry to St Patricks Cemetery No.2
  • Entry to Greenwood Cemetery
  • Entry to Cyprus Grove Cemetery
  • Entry to Charity Hospital Cemetery
  • Entry to Hurricane Katrina Memorial
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

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

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Morning Call. If coming by streetcar: From Downtown or the French Quarter, take the streetcar to the 47 streetcar northbound along Canal St. to the "Canal at St Anthony (Out)" stop, just one stop before the Cemeteries Terminus.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Entry to individual cemeteries is subject to closures due to any burials going on that day
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 33 reviews

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Matt was very knowledgeable and gave lots of interesting historical information about various burial practices and how they originated. This was an fun and informative tour for adults and kids alike. I had a 6 and 12 year old with me and both enjoyed the tour and learned interesting facts. The tour was a great length, especially with a young child, but at the same time I could have spent hours looking at all the different above ground tombs.

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July 12, 2021

Geoff gave a wonderful and personalized tour. I really enjoyed his expertise and attention to so many historical details.

May 16, 2022

Geoff was a great tour and you could tell he loved what he was doing. Had a wonderful time learning about the history of New Orleans and why they have above ground graves.

May 12, 2022

Product ID: 392208