Bayou St. John Neighborhood Tour with St. Louis Cemetery #3

Bayou St. John Neighborhood Tour with St. Louis Cemetery #3

From $25 per person

Experience the historic Bayou St. John neighborhood in New Orleans. With your local guide, explore grand mansions and quaint cottages, an ancient bayou, a bridge that is the site of Voodoo Ceremonies, a beautiful park, and a 19th Century cemetery.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the impressive architecture and natural beauty of an historic New Orleans neighborhood
  • Learn the history of a neighborhood that actually predates the founding of New Orleans
  • Explore a 19th Century cemetery filled with amazing photo opportunities
  • Walk on a bridge where voodoo ceremonies have been practiced for over 100 years
Full description
Meet your guide at a local coffeehouse that is nestled among some favorite local restaurants. Your guide will begin your tour with a brief history of the neighborhood sometimes called 'The Creole Garden District', which was a bustling crossroads and trading post for Native Americans, one of the earliest French settlements in the area, and an integral factor in the growth of New Orleans. You will get a feel for the neighborhood as your guide shows you some of the best examples of local historic architecture and tells you the stories of the people who settled and shaped the area. You'll see the Luling Mansion (1865), the Old Spanish Customs House (1794), and the Pitot House (1799). The bayou from which the neighborhood gets its name is an ancient waterway that winds through the area, dotted with kayakers, picnickers, and kite flyers today but at one time the stomping grounds of adventurers, duelists, and pirates. You will get the chance to stand on the bridge where Voodoo rituals are practiced even today. Go inside St. Louis Cemetery #3, established in 1854 on a former leper colony by the bayou. Your guide will explain the unique burial practices of New Orleans and tell you some great stories of the people who rest in the tombs here. The tour will end at City Park where you can rest under the oak trees, stroll the sculpture or botanical gardens, or treat yourself to some cafe au lait and beignets.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Fair Grinds Coffeehouse

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • There will be opportunities to buy water, coffee, and light snacks at the meeting point.
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Libby and Peak were excellent, very knowledgeable, fun to be around your guides! Would definitely book with them again

April 2, 2021

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