Rub Shoulders With New Orleans’ Oldest Ghosts On These Cemetery Tours
A trip to New Orleans is never complete without a ghost tour. Embark on these 3 Cemetery tours for a truly haunting experience.
Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Tour
Duration 2 hours
Guests of this tour will be given a meeting point and a live guide will begin the journey to houses and mansions of various styles, and the city’s oldest municipal cemetery. As you walk through the Garden District, Marvel at the sweeping front porches, turrets, cast-iron balconies, colonnades, 30-foot columns and double-pitched roofs. Don’t forget to look up every so often as towering Southern live oak trees and Crepe Myrtles loom over your head. Guests have described the walk as stepping into a fairytale.
Follow in the footsteps of the authors, poets, movie stars, artists and sports legends who have made the Garden District their home and learn the rich history of the area. Your guide will entertain you with stories of jealousy and mistrust that led to the battle of “new money” and “old money” between the Americans and Europeans.
As you approach the cemetery at Lafayette #1, you will hear of the many famous movies and TV shows that have been shot on the grounds and of the above ground burial practices of New Orleans.
French Quarter, Cemetery, and Voodoo Tour
Duration 2 hours
Immerse yourself in the mystical life – and after-life – of New Orleans on a walking tour that combines 3 experiences in one. From the banks of the Mississippi River to the St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery, this tour covers a lot of ground.
Explore the lively French Quarter and the Armstrong Park in the historic neighborhood of Treme, center of the city’s African American culture, where slaves were reunited with family members they had been separated from at the time of their enslavement.
Finally, explore the grounds of Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most famous of the city’s cemeteries. Your guide will spook you with stories of Marie Laveau, Queen of Voodoo and of the dead who were buried above ground.
New Olreans City and Cemetery Bus Tour
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
If walking tours are not your cup of tea, take this scenic bus tour of the most historic neighborhoods of New Orleans and of the world-famous St. Louis Cemetery. This small-group tour will pick you up at your hotel and stop in neighborhoods such as, Treme, The French Quarter, The Warehouse and Garden Districts, Faubourg St John and Marigny.
Then, stop in one of the St Louis Cemeteries for a sobering and spooky sidebar and escape the group for some solo adventuring before you return to the bus. Relax and absorb the rich history of New Orleans from your window seat.