Guided tour

New Orleans: Cemetery Tour

New Orleans: Cemetery Tour

Activity provider: Haunted History Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 28 per person

Experience the legendary above-ground tombs in New Orleans, see historic tombs and the burial places of famous - and infamous - residents. Your guide will show you the mysterious world of the cities of the dead.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Journey back in time and learn about New Orlean's connection with voodoo
  • Visit the above ground tombs New Orleans calls the "cities of the dead"
  • Visit several cemeteries, learn about their history, and discover famous tombs
  • Experience a cemetary tour recommended by the Travel and History Channels
  • Learn why New Orleans buries its dead above ground
Full description

This 2-hour walking tour takes you inside the walls of New Orleans’ oldest and most interesting burial grounds. In the company of a local guide, you’ll explore the ancient maze of above-ground tombs and learn about fascinating local burial practices. After meeting your guide at the Morning Call Coffee Shop, you’ll walk to the cemetery to explore curiosities and hear tales of some of the city’s personalities. You’ll see the final resting place of many of New Orleans’ most notable celebrities.

On this tour that’s been recommended by the Travel Channel, A&E, and the History Channel, you’ll learn the history of voodoo and its connection to the French Quarter on a journey back through time.

  • Tour of cemeteries around New Orleans • Tour of several of New Orleans' oldest cities of the dead
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Morning Call Coffee Shop at 5101 Canal Blvd.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Umbrella

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine, umbrellas or ponchos recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 239 reviews

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Thorn was a great guide and super entertaining and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the history. I wish we could have seen some of the famous graves, but apparently tour guides can no longer talk about certain famous graves because of an ongoing lawsuit. That needs to be in the description of the tour.

May 5, 2022

Drew was an awesome tour guide and person. Lots of knowledge and personality he definitely made the tour unique. He was easy to talk to and more than happy to answer any questions the group had. You could tell he was passionate because he'd be able to answer the questions well and fully.

May 3, 2022

Toast was an amazing guide! He is absolutely in love with this beautiful city & has vast amounts of knowledge! This is not for the faint of heart, it's 2 hours of walking & standing without breaks, but my 9 & 12 year old did fine and so did me and my partner who both have limitations from surgeries, etc. I completely recommend this tour!!

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April 13, 2022

Product ID: 16682