New Orleans Cemetery Tour: Exploring Tomb Architecture
4.9
534 Ratings
New Orleans
Discover the captivating tomb architecture and burial customs of New Orleans on a 2-hour cemetery tour. Explore the historic Cities of the Dead and indulge in cafe au lait and beignets at Morning Call Coffee Stand.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Hurricane Katrina Memorial - Hear the tragic story of those who were lost in Hurricane Katrina and how an old potter’s field became a memorial for these lost souls.
  • Mid-City - Visit the place in the city where numerous cemeteries meet at the crossroads.
What's Included
  • Local guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Embark on a captivating 2-hour journey exploring numerous cemeteries in New Orleans, also known as the Cities of the Dead. Delve into the history, admire the tomb architecture, and learn about the distinct burial customs and practices. Complement your tour with a divine cafe au lait and some beignets at the famous Morning Call Coffee Stand, before or after your tour.

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Where comfortable shoes
Location
5101 Canal Blvd
Canal Boulevard
The Cemetery Tour meets in front of Morning Call Coffee Stand at 5101 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Alanrn5660yf
Mar 20, 2024
Great tour by a fantastic guide! - Toast, our guide, was amazing. He is friendly and outgoing and experienced as a tour guide; I felt he really gelled with our group, and truly enjoys what he does. He is very knowledgeable about an amazing array of topics, spouting a litany of facts (researched, not hearsay or old wives' tales) including dates, people, historical and more recent events, as well as their significance to New Orleans and its people. He also understands and points out the religious and spiritual relevance of symbols and rituals in the cemeteries. His rapid-fire delivery of cultural references, puns, personal anecdotes, amusing stories, and other interesting facts and events kept us fully engaged and made the two hour tour really fly by. Toast takes his job very seriously and made sure we stayed safe and respectful of the places we toured. I recommend having him as your guide on this tour; you'll be glad he was.
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Ltraveler1
Mar 20, 2024
Wonderful visit! - Toast was an amazing host on the Cities of the Dead cemetery history tour! He shared so much interesting information with us and some great stories too! When I looked at my watch for the first time, I could hardly believe our tour was almost over! It went so fast because we were enthralled with our guideToast who was funny, easy going, and friendly. He also took his role very seriously and made sure everyone was respectful since we were in the cemeteries so that there could continue to be tours. I would highly recommend this tour & requesting Toast as your guide!
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Nique
Mar 19, 2024
Great tour - Christian was a great your guide. We toured at night, saw and walked through a few of the cemetery and the Hurricane Katrina Memorial all while hearing the urban legends and history of new Orleans. The city of death as so many lives have been lost from the time of existence.
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Stay815258
Mar 19, 2024
Toast Korozsia- great tour guide to the New Orleans cemetery culture and how they honor their dead. - Toast Korozsia - Haunted History Tours was fantastic. He was a wealth of knowledge building on the basics and providing nuances that were thoughtful and entertaining, His voice and delivery was clear and strong enough to be heard amongst the group. He engaged each person and patiently answered questions. The time went by quickly with an extra visit to the Katrina Memorial cemetery. The location to meet up was great and right next to the Trolly stop. Visiting these cemeteries has been a bucket list for a long time. I enjoyed seeing the 'high' and 'low' means of how people bury their dead. I came away with an appreciation of how New Orleans people honor their dead through its history.
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V6505gmbrendag
Mar 17, 2024
Rainy Grave Tour - Thorn was a fantastic guide!! We learned so much about the burial practices here in New Orleans and overall enjoyed the tour even if it was super rainy.
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Wendy
Mar 17, 2024
Tour with Thorn - We loved the tour! Thorn did an amazing job. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of fun despite the heavy downpour to start!
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935gingerk
Mar 17, 2024
Cemetary storm tours - Thorn did great at giving us the history of the burial processes and despite the storm happening during the majority of it, we really enjoyed the walking tour. I enjoyed the Masonic cemetary the best.
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Leslie_l
Mar 16, 2024
Great Tour!!! - Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and educated and explained everything wonderfully. He was extremely respectful of the cemetery and family members that were visiting.
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T3659yclisas
Mar 15, 2024
Cemetary Tour - We were lucky enough to have Toast again!! He is the best! All of our questions were answered and Toast was very well prepared for both tours. It is obvious that he enjoys what he does. My best advice is realize this IS a two hour walking tour. If you wander away or lag behind you will miss out and this is no one’s fault but your own. Stay with the group and you will hear everything that is said. If walking and being in your feet for that amount of time then you may want to find a carriage or bus tour. Just know with those you will not get to see things up close. If you do any walking tour, request Toast as your guide.
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Maura_d
Mar 14, 2024
Great experience - Toast was a great tour guide! It was amazing to see another part of New Orleans less talked about and preserve its history.
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