St Louis Cemetery Of New Orleans Small-Group Storytelling Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 11am, 1pm
  • Departure Details :
    Arrow Cafe
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at Basin Street Station visitors center, 501 Basin Street
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Explore the oldest cemetery in New orleans with an expert guide on a90-minute walking tour! Learn about the fascinating stories of the famous residents who rest in the St. louis cemetery and the above-ground interment rituals. This small-group tour makes the whole experience more enjoyable and gives you some insight into Treme, the culturally-rich old New Orleans neighborhood that has been home to this "city of the dead" since 1789.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

The guide sends you a text message the night before the tour so you will know who to look for, besides having the contact information. Meet your guide at a great local coffeehouse on North Rampart Street along the Rampart-St. Claude streetcar line.

The candle-filled grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, which was established in the early 1800's as a mortuary chapel will be the first stop. The church and the cemetery are located on the edge of the neighborhood once called Storyville, a red-light district where jazz, grew into a vibrant and unforgettable musical form.

Then, you will enter the cemetery. Because the condition of this protected site, only approved guides are recommended for the visits. Your expert guide will give you an explanation (don't worry, not a demonstration!) of some unique, above-ground interment practices. The guide leads the travelers around the cemetery, pointing out interesting tombs and funerary symbols, and telling stories of the permanent residents of St. Louis.

Some of the most famous stories include a driven mayor, a tortured chess master, a Voodoo queen, a movie star, a civil rights pioneer, a gambling, dueling playboy, plantation barons, jazz geniuses, yellow fever victims, artists, and builders. These are some of the many characters who have given New Orleans its unique flavor and who now rest in this cemetery.

The tour concludes at Basin Street Station visitors center, where you can cool off, rest, check out the displays and film, and ask about New Orleans history, culture, and things to do. After this tour, you will have a deeper understanding of what makes New Orleans special as well as some amazing photographs to show to your friends.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Water is recommended as well as hats or umbrellas, especially in the summer

Wheelchair accessible

Walking surfaces are quite uneven so comfortable walking shoes and sturdy wheelchairs are a must