Cemetery Walking Tour St. Louis #1

Choose Doubloon Tours for the best historical tours, designed to enlighten, entertain, and provide a top-notch experience while discovering the history and delights of New Orleans. Doubloon donates a portion of proceeds to preserve all that is special and unique to the area, and doubles down on green initiatives.

Cemetery #1 in New Orleans is not your ordinary looking cemetery and is truly a peek into the past 200-plus hundred years in the city. Here you will learn about burial customs in French and Spanish New Orleans, as well as during the golden age of the 19th century after the Louisiana Purchase. Find out about notable and notorious residents who found their final resting places here.

An important part of the cemetery history of New Orleans includes the fact that the terrain is swampy, the water table is high, and it is difficult to create a burial spot with sufficient depth. The emergence of above-ground monuments becomes very easy to understand.

Highlighted information in this tour includes:

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Mass burial and related customs
• Burial in the walls
• Changing notions of cemetery layout and tomb architecture
• Jazz funerals and the Musicians’ Tomb
• Yellow Fever deaths
• "Society” tombs for immigrant groups, military veterans, religious orders and benevolent associations
• Storyville, the former red-light district in this neighborhood
• Famous and infamous residents including Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, Chess genius Paul Morphy, civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy, French Creole Bernard de
• Marigny de Mandeville, architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, former mayor Etienne de Bore, and many others

Please note that this is still an active cemetery and deference and respect are offered to families and friends of the deceased and any funeral activity that may be taking place.

Location: 1821 Delachaise St., New Orleans, LA 70115
Hours: 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 9:15 am-10:45 am
Wednesdays, Fridays 12:45 pm-2:15 pm

*Reservation Instructions: Email [email protected] or [email protected] with your full name, your tour choice, date you would like to take the tour and number of people in your party. Please also mention that you are a Sightseeing Pass customer and either attach a picture of your QR code or type it into the email. You must present your Pass when you arrive for the tour. Your Pass must be used while it is still valid. Meet your guide 10-15 mins. early inside Basin Street Station (501 Basin St.). It’s the 4-story yellow building next to the cemetery.

Choose Doubloon Tours for the best historical tours, designed to enlighten, entertain, and provide a top-notch experience while discovering the history and delights of New Orleans. Doubloon donates a portion of proceeds to preserve all that is special and unique to the area, and doubles down on green initiatives.

Cemetery #1 in New Orleans is not your ordinary looking cemetery and is truly a peek into the past 200-plus hundred years in the city. Here you will learn about burial customs in French and Spanish New Orleans, as well as during the golden age of the 19th century after the Louisiana Purchase. Find out about notable and notorious residents who found their final resting places here.

An important part of the cemetery history of New Orleans includes the fact that the terrain is swampy, the water table is high, and it is difficult to create a burial spot with sufficient depth. The emergence of above-ground monuments becomes very easy to understand.

Highlighted information in this tour includes:

• 
Mass burial and related customs
• Burial in the walls
• Changing notions of cemetery layout and tomb architecture
• Jazz funerals and the Musicians’ Tomb
• Yellow Fever deaths
• "Society” tombs for immigrant groups, military veterans, religious orders and benevolent associations
• Storyville, the former red-light district in this neighborhood
• Famous and infamous residents including Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, Chess genius Paul Morphy, civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy, French Creole Bernard de
• Marigny de Mandeville, architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, former mayor Etienne de Bore, and many others

Please note that this is still an active cemetery and deference and respect are offered to families and friends of the deceased and any funeral activity that may be taking place.

Location: 1821 Delachaise St., New Orleans, LA 70115
Hours: 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 9:15 am-10:45 am
Wednesdays, Fridays 12:45 pm-2:15 pm

*Reservation Instructions: Email [email protected] or [email protected] with your full name, your tour choice, date you would like to take the tour and number of people in your party. Please also mention that you are a Sightseeing Pass customer and either attach a picture of your QR code or type it into the email. You must present your Pass when you arrive for the tour. Your Pass must be used while it is still valid. Meet your guide 10-15 mins. early inside Basin Street Station (501 Basin St.). It’s the 4-story yellow building next to the cemetery.

ADULT:

$18.00

CHILD:

$9.00

WAS $20.00 | $10.00
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WAS

adult:

$18.00

child:

$9.00

WAS $20.00 | $10.00
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