St. Patrick Cemetery No. 1

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  • New Orleans: Canal Street Cemeteries Walking Tour

    1. 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: 5-in-1 Cemetery Walking Tour

    2. 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

    3. 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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What people are saying about St. Patrick Cemetery No. 1

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 32 reviews

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.

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.