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Canal Street Cemeteries & Katrina Memorial Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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In a city as old as New Orleans, the dead outnumber the living. Nowhere is this more evident than at the end of the Canal Streetcar, line in the heart of the city. Join in on this Canal Street Cemeteries & Katrina Memorial Tour. Explore Charity Hospital's Katrina Memorial, Cypress Grove (also known as the Firemen's Cemetery), and Greenwood Cemeteries. Hear about unique burial customs and practices, the Yellow Fever Epidemic, Second Line Parades and so much more! Don't forget your camera, these cemeteries have many beautiful architectural details including a tomb made entirely of cast iron!

Activity Highlights
  • Narrated and guided walking tour of Canal Street Cemeteries
  • Visit Charity Hospital's Katrina Memorial where the unidentified souls found their final resting place
  • See Odd Fellows Rest and learn about Second Lines and the Yellow Fever epidemic
  • Explore inside the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, Cypress Grove Cemetery and Greenwood Cemetery
  • Hear about Jewish burial customs at the Dispersed of Judah Cemetery and New Orleans unique burial customs at St. Patrick's #1 & #2 Cemeteries

Duration: 2 Hrs.

Safety Precautions

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

What's Included
  • Knowledgeable licensed guide
  • Narrated Walking Tour
  • Bottled water
  • Face mask
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Umbrella or poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bottled water
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • ID
  • Closed annually on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Lundi Gras Day, Mardi Gras Day, and Easter Sunday.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs in particular.
  • Restroom availability along the tour is for those 18 years old and older.
  • Mask required for guides and guests.
Additional information
  • The walking distance for all tours is about one mile. This is taken at a leisurely pace and over the length of the tour. A moderate amount of walking on uneven sidewalks is involved.
  • The tour runs rain or shine.
  • Tour maximum is 14 guests.
  • Service dogs are permitted.
  • Street parking is available.

5101 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA

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Canal Street Cemeteries & Katrina Memorial Tour

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Really interesting info

about 3 months ago
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Robert, was friendly and knowledgeable. The history of the cemeteries in NOLA is like anywhere else in the country, and the Katrina Memorial info added to the value.
Diane S

Canal Street Cemeteries

about 4 months ago
It was a beautiful day for a tour but a bit hot. Robert(Bob) was very accommodating in finding places to stand in the shade. He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history of the cemeteries. His bits of humor kept us focused.
Glennis Z

Great Tour

about 6 months ago
Really enjoyed the tour. We learned a lot about New Orleans and the importance of New Orleans Cemetery. We really enjoyed our tour guide (Bobby Thomas).
Jorge M

Cemetary Tour

about 6 months ago
Great. Our tour guide was knowledgeable as well as very entertaining.
paul C