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New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

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Explore the history and culture of New Orleans on a guided walking tour. See the French Quarter, Louis Armstrong Park, the surroundings of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and much more.

Highlights

  • Explore the historic French Quarter of New Orleans
  • Experience the Creole culture of the Treme neighborhood
  • Learn about the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau
  • Hear about the burial practices of New Orleans' above-ground cemeteries
  • Visit the surroundings of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Description

Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ mysterious history on a guided city walking tour. Wander through the historical neighborhood of Tremé / Lafitte — the home of jazz — as you hear about local culture, burial rites, and voodoo practices. Meet your guide and start your tour with a stroll through the lively French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood’s history and local African American culture as you make your way to Louis Armstrong Park.  Follows the paths through the park to the area formerly known as Congo Square. Discover the history of this place, where enslaved people would meet to socialize and dance on their days off. Continue onto the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest of the city’s cemeteries. Learn why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults are built. Hear the history of a voodoo practitioner called Marie Laveau and other important residents and stories from your expert guide.

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Licensed guides Walking tour

Important Information

  • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is currently closed for the public
  • The tour does not run on 24 and 25 December, Mardi Gras Day and Thanksgiving Day

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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