5 in 1 Cemetery Tour
NEW ORLEANS HISTORY
Explore a unique collection of 5 culturally and architecturally diverse cemeteries in New Orleans’ historic Bayou St. John neighborhood. Learn about the trials and tribulations of the city’s early Irish immigrants in St. Patrick Cemetery as well as the devastating effects of yellow fever in the Charity Hospital Cemetery. Experience stunning architecture while admiring some of the city’s most extravagant tombs in Greenwood & Cypress Grove cemeteries. Conclude your tour with an in-depth overview of the lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina while paying respect to the many lives lost in the Hurricane Katrina Memorial Cemetery. The tour will include a brief bathroom and coffee break at Sacred Grinds, which will give guests a glimpse of New Orleans’ mysterious Odd Fellows Rest – the final resting place for members of a faded secret society.
WALK INTO A NEW ORLEANS CEMETERY
This tour will provide a comprehensive overview of the many burial styles commonly used in New Orleans. Each cemetery visited has a unique history, distinctive architecture, and important cultural significance. Throughout the tour, the tour guide will point out the tombs of several iconic New Orleanians ranging from local politicians to Pulitzer Prize-winning authors.
Time: 2 to 3:30PM
Location: Sacred Grinds, 5055 Canal Street
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