The St. Louis Cemetery was developed in the late 1700s and holds a rich place in New Orleans history. As the oldest cemetery in the city and the only one to house the infamous Voodoo queen Marie Laveau, this sacred spot is definitely worth a visit . . . especially a free one. Enter through the cemetery gates and let your tour guide take you on an adventure through time as you learn about the traditions and practices that shaped the way New Orleans honors the dead. Explore the unique architecture and learn how the many cultures that helped shape the French Quarter also contributed to burial rituals. By the end of your tour, you'll appreciate what Mark Twain meant when he dubbed this landmark "a city of the dead."
Note: The exact meeting location is given upon confirmation of booking.
What to expect
- Enjoy a free tour of the St. Louis Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in New Orleans
- Learn why the cemetery was built and who can be found within its tombs
- See stunningly designed burial sites
- Explore an important aspect of New Orleans history
About this Activity
|Duration / Session||2 hours|
As a courtesy to fellow participants, please provide at least 24 hours cancellation notice.