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Let The Dead Speak! Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2 Walking Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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Join in on this Let The Dead Speak! Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2 Walking Tour. Opened in 1823 and located in the Faubourg Tremé neighborhood, Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2 was the first cemetery in the city known to have specific areas designated exclusively for African Americans. Listen to historical narratives of struggle, activism, and achievement. St. Louis Cemetery # 2 is a vital symbol of Creole history and community. Along its aisles you will find pirates, dualists, nuns, war heroes, musicians, politicians and entrepreneurs all resting together. Larger than Cemetery No. 1 and taking up 3 city blocks. Square #3 contains the largest number of monuments in one place noting the achievements and struggles of Black Americans in the 19th century. Tomb design, the carved sculpture, and the ironwork surrounding the tombs comprise one of the finest collections of antebellum mortuary art found anywhere else.

Activity Highlights
  • Guided walking Tour of Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail
  • Learn about Creole history, Black American Struggles, Antebellum Mortuary Art, Treme & Storyville

Duration: 2 Hrs.

What's Included
  • Guided Let The Dead Speak! Private Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2 Walking Tour
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Not handicap accessible due to terrain.
  • Not suitable for strollers due to terrain.
  • No service animals or pets permitted.
  • Tour is for all ages.
Additional information
  • Street parking available but it is limited. There is also a paid parking lot at the Basin Street Station meeting location.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Restrooms are available along the tour.
  • The tour is held rain or shine.

301 Basin St Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

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