New Orleans Daytime Cemetery Tour
- Senior/Student/Military Senior = ages 65+ | Student = ages 7-17 w/ valid ID | Military = Valid ID
- Child Ages 12 and under
- Infant Ages 2 and under
Our Original Cities of the Dead New Orleans Tour Is Like No Other
Here in one of the most mysterious cities in America, we offer a scenic daytime stroll down famous Canal Street to visit some of the most unique cemeteries in the world. Less a spooky tour and more an academic experience, this walk takes you by the famous above-ground tombs, called the CITIES OF THE DEAD — a nickname first used by author Mark Twain.
Not everyone in New Orleans was buried in these beautifully ornate tombs, however. You will also visit what are called the COPING TOMBS which became popular in the late 19th century. Step back in time and hear the folklore, customs, and superstitions which are mingled into our unusual New Orleans burial tradition.
On our Cities of the Dead cemetery tour, you will step inside the mystique-laden history of New Orleans in a fascinating, entertaining way.
Enter one of New Orleans’ oldest and most diverse cemeteries where you will see everything from the above-ground monument tombs to early wall vaults. Take a stroll through the original “potter’s field,” The Charity Hospital Cemetery.
We also visit the Katrina Memorial where you will hear the tragic story of those who remain entombed there. Throughout the tour, you’ll hear masterful storytelling and gain historical context for the sites from the same tour company you’ve seen on A&E, History Channel, Bravo and the Travel Channel.
Find out why we offer the # 1 New Orleans Cemetery Tour in the city. This tour is offered daily by reservation at 10:15 AM & 1:15 PM.
A short streetcar ride down scenic Canal Street gets you there from downtown and French Quarter (please allow ample time as this mode of transportation is slow). Free on-street parking is also available nearby.
*Tours operate rain or shine. There are no tours Mardi Gras Day.
- Morning Call Coffee Shop
- 5101 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70119