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Sacred Grounds: The World That Made New Orleans Walking Tour

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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24 hours
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Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Led by a local guide

Overview

"The first thing you notice about New Orleans are the burying grounds - the cemeteries - and they're a cold proposition, one of the best things there are here. Going by, you try to be as quiet as possible, better to let them sleep. Greek, Roman, sepulchers- palatial mausoleums made to order, phantomesque, signs and symbols of hidden decay - ghosts of women and men who have sinned and who've died and are now living in tombs. The past doesn't pass away so quickly here. You could be dead for a long time." -Bob Dylan

The tour originates in an authentic Creole Cottage and visits architecturally-significant and culturally-relevant landmarks as the former Bank of Louisiana, the home of Paul Morphy, America's first Grand Master Chess Champion, and the Irish Cultural Center before leaving the Vieux Carre to explore the Mortuary Chapel, and beyond to the oldest cemetery in New Orleans.

Unveil the secrets of our burial practices and the various types of tombs that make our cemeteries unique in America within the sacred walls of the St. Louis Cemetery. Learn the truth about Marie Laveau, Voodoo, and the mysteries of Congo Square before leaving the beautiful Armstrong Park, home to New Orleans Opera and countless musical festivals.

Return through the picturesque French Quarter past Gallier - designed townhouses to the charming Hermes Bar at Antoine's Restaurant, the perfect spot for a casual lunch and a refreshing drink.

Information

Includes:
  • Local native guide
  • Walking tour
Excludes:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes for walking
  • Cemetery hours are: Monday - Saturday from 9am - 3:30pm, Sunday from 9am - 12pm. Subject to availability.

Meeting Point

Antoine's Annex
Departure Time:
By appointment only
Return Details:
Antoine's Restaurant 713 St. Louis Street
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