New Orleans Cemetery Tours

Known far and wide for its remarkable above-ground tombs, New Orleans is home to some of the most charming and historic cemeteries in the world, including St. Louis Cemetery No. 1! New Orleans cemetery tours provide a captivating and engaging way to delve into its diverse history and culture. During a cemetery tour, you’ll gain insights into the local burial traditions and hear stories behind some of New Orleans’ most notorious residents. On some tours, you can even use EMF Meters to uncover nearby paranormal activity! Whether you're a history buff, a paranormal enthusiast, or looking for a unique activity, a cemetery tour will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Big Easy’s rich and vibrant past.
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BYOB Nightly Cemetery Bus Tour

215 ratings
2 Hrs.
A visit to the famous “Cities of the Dead” has become a must-do during any visit to New Orleans. So many travelers want to see the hauntingly beautiful and elaborately ornate cemeteries at night. Expert paranormal investigators and tour guides provide stories of ghosts, past and present, which will chill guests to the core! Use EMF Meters in the cemetery to detect paranormal activity. Book now for a spooky cemetery tour guests don't want to miss!
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New Orleans City & Cemetery Tour

21 ratings
3 Hrs.
Explore the history and mystery of New Orleans on this New Orleans City & Cemetery Tour! Join an experienced and entertaining tour guide as you visit and learn all about famous destinations like the French Quarter, Jackson Square, historic cemeteries, and a Hurricane Katrina Tour. Enjoy expert narration and even visit the levee breach, the homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras, the Garden District, Tulane and Loyola Universities, Audubon Park, and so much more! Grab your tickets and get outside! Book your tour today!
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New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo, and Cemetery Tour

182 ratings
2 Hrs.
Learn about Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans & discover the reason for the above cemeteries. This tour is led by a master storyteller that will captivate guests and teach travelers about the history of above ground burials. Tour guides also teach the history and culture of Voodoo as well as the rich history of the French Quarter. Guest will visit Congo Square in the beautiful Louis Armstrong Park. Book this tour today!
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3 Hour Comprehensive City Tour Highlighting Hurricane Katrina Recovery

48 ratings
3 Hrs.
See the rebirth of a flooded city 15 years after it was devastated. Join this 3 Hour Comprehensive City Tour Highlighting Katrina Recovery and New Orleans' vibrant culture. Hop on a comfortable minibus and see the original French Settlement, the French Quarter, and learn what has changed or what has stayed the same throughout the city's 300-year legacy. See the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina throughout the city and discover the strides that the city has made in the last decade to better prepare for the next storm. Book your spot today!
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NOLA City & Cemetery Small Group Tour by Mini Bus

28 ratings
3 Hrs.
See the sights and experience the culture of New Orleans by the comfort of a small group minibus. The small size of the minibus allows guests to pass through the French Quarter, viewing street performers and Bourbon Street, before the creole mansions along Esplanade Avenue. A quick stop in City Park gives travelers the opportunity to grab beignets and chickory coffee from the world-famous Cafe' du Monde or walk through the Sculpture Garden for a few artful selfies. Guests will also see the Ninth Ward, a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the Garden District and it’s opulent mansions home to Mardi Gras royalty and celebrities, the Treme- the oldest African American neighborhoods and the home of jazz, the Superdome, and more! This city tour also includes a brief cemetery tour, where guests walk amongst the above-ground tombs and discover the city who put the "fun in funeral". Only a few seats are available each day so hurry up and book and don't miss out on the culture that the city offers!
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French Quarter Cemetery Tour

45 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Take a trip back in time as you peer through the gates of the area's oldest above ground cemetery and the burial site of notorious voodoo queen Marie Laveau, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Founded on the outskirts of town in 1789, this 8 block area would become the future home to the tombs and vaults of plantation owners, architects, pirates and even a world chess champion. Catch a glimpse of Nicolas Cage's mysterious Pyramid Tomb and learn about the history of New Orleans and its voodoo roots. Book your spot today.
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Dead of Night - Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour

80 ratings
1.5 - 2 Hrs.
Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and escape into the darkness at some of the most haunted locations outside of the French Quarter. Guests will cross one of the most notorious streets in the French Quarter once referred to as, "The Port of Missing Men." Visit the location of one of the city's most haunted grounds and hear stories of murder, betrayal, and some of New Orleans scariest urban legends. Learn why New Orleans really is the Most Haunted City in America and book today!
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Small Group Garden District Stories & Secrets Tour

14 ratings
2 Hrs.
Explore the majestic beauty of the 19th-century mansions and elegant gardens of New Orleans' Garden District on this Small Group Garden District Stories & Secrets Tour. Enjoy one of the most historic and beautiful neighborhoods that you will ever see and accompany an engaging and entertaining tour guide as you make your way through one of the Big Easy's best-kept secrets. In addition to the blocks of mansions, gardens, and scenic, tree-lined avenue, this tour will also visit the outskirts of Lafayette Cemetery #1 established in 1832. Small groups means more time for questions, more photography, and customizable experiences aplenty!
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5 in 1 Ghost & Mystery Tour of the French Quarter

90 ratings
2 Hrs.
This mysterious 5-in-1 tour is like nothing travelers have ever experienced! Follow your licensed guide into the dark alleys and secret courtyards of the French Quarter to learn about ghosts, vampires, witches, voodoo, and unexplained mysteries; all together in one tour! As seen on A&E, Discovery, Fox Network, The History Channel, MTV, Sci Fi, and recommended by The Travel Channel as, "The #1 Tour In New Orleans," this tour is sure to be bone-chillingly delightful! Book today!
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New Orleans VIP City and Cemetery Tour

12 ratings
2 Hrs.
Experience the unique culture of New Orleans on an unforgettable bus tour through the Big Easy. See the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned motor coach and visit the most famous neighborhoods like Treme, the French Quarter, the 9th Ward, and the Garden District. Your personal chauffeur and tour guide will show you the must visit landmarks you don’t want to miss! Come share in the magical and unforgettable stories of Nola on this VIP City and Cemetery Tour. Book now!
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Garden District Walking Tour

4 ratings
2 Hrs.
If you're looking for authentic New Orleans beyond the French Quarter then this walking tour of the Garden District is a great way to do it. Guests will be transported back to the 1800s when Louisiana Creoles had to deal with their barbaric neighbors. In addition to its unique history, guests will enjoy blocks and blocks worth of gorgeous plantation-style mansions owned by celebrities like Sandra Bullock and John Goodman. The only thing better than the nonstop photo opportunities is the cool stories told by your entertaining tour guide! Reserve your spot today!
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Garden District Walking Tours in New Orleans

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2 Hrs.
Come see New Orleans's most ostentatious mansions on this Garden District Walking Tour. Only a few miles from the French Quarter lies an area of opulence so grand that it attracted presidents and stars. Learn of the history of this famous neighborhood as guests stroll its streets and view its ornate mansions and grand gardens. Experience the magic of the Garden District on a Garden District Walking Tour by Magic Walking Tours. Book today!
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Walking Tour

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45 Min.
Embark on a captivating St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Walking Tour in New Orleans, Louisiana. This tour provides an exclusive opportunity to visit the city of the Dead, where limited daily access ensures an immersive experience into the fascinating stories and iconic figures that have shaped New Orleans' marvelous history. Explore the final resting places of the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and historic figure Homer Plessy, delving into the city's rich history. Led by an expert guide, discover unique burial customs, meandering through remarkable above-ground crypts and below-ground sites. Do not miss out on this unique tour! Book your experience today!
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Glamorous Garden District, Cemetery, & Magazine Street Walking Tour

2 ratings
2 Hrs.
An evening of adventure and incredible sights awaits you as you learn all about the history and architecture of New Orleans' beautiful Garden District & Magazine Street. See the homes of famous folks like Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, and more. Also included on this tour are visits to Lafayette Cemetery (when available), the Coven House of American Horror Story, and more! Don't miss your chance to see this unique perspective of the Garden District! Book today!
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New Orleans Cemetery Insiders Tour

5 ratings
1.5 Hrs.
Join your guide on a journey through three of New Orleans’ hallowed historical cemeteries. On this tour, your master storyteller will lead you through the maze of above-ground tombs in Masonic Cemetery #1, St. Patrick Cemetery #2, and the Katrina Memorial at Charity Hospital Cemetery. From burial customs and traditions to the history of the Masons and Catholics in New Orleans, to the deaths of the thousands buried in the graveyard behind the Katrina Memorial, this tour will leave you with feelings of trepidation and excitement, as well as with a reverence for the city’s incredible history. Book your New Orleans Cemetery Insiders Tour today!
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Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery #1 Combo Walking Tour

9 ratings
2 Hrs.
Tour both the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on this combo tour that includes amazing landscapes and unforgettable history. One of the most historic neighborhoods in all of the United States, the Garden District features a wide array of grandiose 19th-century antebellum era mansions, some of which are still known and owned by the names of families that built them. Because of its back-in-time feel and picturesque streets the district is used in many films and TV shows in New Orleans so be sure to bring a camera. The tour is capped by a visit to Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 with its exquisite white columns, scrollwork of a cast-iron fence, and above-ground tombs and mausoleums.
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French Quarter History & Architecture Tour

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2 Hrs.
Come along on the tour that highlights the authenticity and uniqueness that is the French Quarter in New Orleans. Journey through the iconic streets with your expert tour guide as you visit the city's many historic attractions. Stroll along the Vieux Carre as you hear all about its fascinating, real-life history. From the mighty Mississippi to the world's oldest open-air market, this tour is interesting and chock-full of fun and factoids from start to finish. Book your French Quarter History & Architecture Tour today!
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Haunted City Cemetery Bus Tour

2 ratings
2 Hrs.
Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana’s most haunted city! Enjoy a 2 hour bus tour while you search for paranormal activity. Your tour guide will lead the way with an EMF reader and explain how to use them to search for paranormal activity. Feel free to bring your own meter and share your findings! Be sure to ask your guide to see the videos of documented ghosts and spirits that haunt several locations on this tour. This tour explores the cities historically haunted neighborhoods making several stops that allow guests to explore the city and search for the paranormal. Based on the happenings around the city, your guide will modify your tour so you maximize your chance at experiencing the best New Orleans has to offer! Be sure to share your stories with the group because the more you delve into the mood of the evening the more exciting the experience. Don't miss out, book your spot today!
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Garden District Architecture & History Tour

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2 Hrs.
Take a tantalizing stroll through one of New Orleans' most notable neighborhoods on this Garden District Architecture & History Tour. Walk the oak-tree lined streets past opulent mansions with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Witness a myriad of architectural styles housed in this idyllic district like Victorian, Italianate, Gothic and Greek Revival. Don't miss out on this insider's view into the dazzling Garden District, and book your Garden District Architecture & History Tour today!
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are cemetery tours scary/safe?

Touring a New Orleans cemetery and learning about the local history and hauntings is sure to bring both fun and fright! Rest assured, however, taking a guided cemetery tour is one of the safest ways to explore this side of the city.

2. Can we visit the cemetery at night?

Most cemeteries only allow entry during the day, and will usually close in the afternoon. If you plan to take a self-guided tour, it will have to be during the day when the cemetery is open. Some guided tours, however, will offer nighttime cemetery tours. If you are looking for a New Orleans nighttime guided cemetery tour, please let your booking agent know when making your reservation.

3. Which is the best cemetery to visit?

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is probably the most famous New Orleans cemetery, and is a must-see when in the area. Opened in 1789, it’s the oldest cemetery in the city, housing over 600 tombs. Home to famous NOLA figures like Marie Laveau and Homer Plessy, this cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Other famous New Orleans cemeteries include: St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, Charity Hospital and Katrina Memorial Cemetery, and Greenwood Cemetery. For more information about New Orleans cemeteries, check out TripShock’s NOLA Cemetery Guide: https://www.tripshock.com/blog/nola-cemetery-guide/.

4. Do I have to be on a guided tour to visit the cemetery?

This simply depends on which cemetery you are wanting to visit. Many cemeteries offer a self-guided tour option, but some cemeteries do require guests to be on a tour with a guide to enter. Booking a guided cemetery tour is the best way to guarantee entry.

5. What is the best way to tour a cemetery?

The best way to tour a cemetery is definitely on a guided tour. Tours take the stress and hassle of research and planning out of the equation, so all that you have to do is show up and enjoy. With cemetery bus tours, cemetery walking tours, and combination tours available, there is a tour for every type of traveler! Not only that, with a friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgable tour guide leading the way, you can rest assured you’re getting the best NOLA scoop! It’s also a great way to make sure you’re hitting all the important hotspots along the way, so you don’t miss a thing. Get the best narration, views, and experience on a New Orleans guided cemetery tour!

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