City of the Dead Cemetery Tour
Get away from the large groups and huge crowds to enjoy 3 full blocks of the historic above-ground St Louis #2 cemetery. This historic cemetery has some of the best examples of funeral icons, tomb styles, and the final resting places of many famous and infamous residents. As you explore each block the unusual burial styles and customs will be explained as you also hear the stories of the people who reside in this “City of the Dead”.
In this nearly 2.5-hour walking tour, you will explore the 3 blocks of St Louis #2 while you learn about our unusual burial styles, funeral icons, and different styles of tombs. You will also visit the final resting places of a bonafide pirate, a future Saint, culinary and musical pioneers, the Emperor of the Universe, and so much more.
Each block contains amazing architecture along with amazing residents who have shaped all aspects of New Orleans, from organized crime, food, music, politics, and warriors. The St Louis #2 Cemetery is the final resting places from across all aspects of New Orleans society, black or white, poor or rich, all are equal here.