St Louis Cemetery #2 Walking Tour

The venerable younger sibling of Cemetery #1, established in 1823, is not as well-known as the first cemetery, but may be New Orleans’ most fascinating heritage site and best kept secret. Take a fascinating tour with your highly knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining guide provided by Doubloon and be amazed at how your history lessons come alive.

Here you will find a treasure trove of architectural styles, historic construction materials and methods, masterful stone carvings, and some of the best wrought iron artistry in town. Although this cemetery memorializes some of New Orleans’ most noteworthy sons and daughters, over the years it has been woefully neglected, even forgotten, and many tombs have fallen into disrepair. Restoration projects have taken place over the years, and are continuing.

This cemetery was originally established because of the belief of the City Council that yellow fever, cholera, and other contagious diseases were spread by “miasmas” (oppressive odors) coming from cemeteries. It was consecrated by the church for burials in August 1823.

Get the real stories on death and burial in New Orleans with an emphasis on the following:

• Changing notions of cemetery layout and tomb architecture
• Mass burials and related customs
• Maintenance of tombs
• Burial in the walls
• Jazz funerals
• Yellow fever deaths
• Funerary symbolism
• “Society” tombs for immigrant groups, military veterans, religious orders
• Storyville, the former red-light district
• Famous and infamous residents of New Orleans

Your guide will be highly knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining as well. History will come alive as you take the time to immerse yourself in this most enlightening piece of the past.

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

*Reservation Instructions: Please 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.

The venerable younger sibling of Cemetery #1, established in 1823, is not as well-known as the first cemetery, but may be New Orleans’ most fascinating heritage site and best kept secret. Take a fascinating tour with your highly knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining guide provided by Doubloon and be amazed at how your history lessons come alive.

Here you will find a treasure trove of architectural styles, historic construction materials and methods, masterful stone carvings, and some of the best wrought iron artistry in town. Although this cemetery memorializes some of New Orleans’ most noteworthy sons and daughters, over the years it has been woefully neglected, even forgotten, and many tombs have fallen into disrepair. Restoration projects have taken place over the years, and are continuing.

This cemetery was originally established because of the belief of the City Council that yellow fever, cholera, and other contagious diseases were spread by “miasmas” (oppressive odors) coming from cemeteries. It was consecrated by the church for burials in August 1823.

Get the real stories on death and burial in New Orleans with an emphasis on the following:

• Changing notions of cemetery layout and tomb architecture
• Mass burials and related customs
• Maintenance of tombs
• Burial in the walls
• Jazz funerals
• Yellow fever deaths
• Funerary symbolism
• “Society” tombs for immigrant groups, military veterans, religious orders
• Storyville, the former red-light district
• Famous and infamous residents of New Orleans

Your guide will be highly knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining as well. History will come alive as you take the time to immerse yourself in this most enlightening piece of the past.

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

*Reservation Instructions: Please 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:

$22.50

CHILD:

$13.50

WAS $25.00 | $15.00
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WAS

adult:

$22.50

child:

$13.50

WAS $25.00 | $15.00
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