Guided tour

New Orleans: Cemetery Tour

Activity provider: Haunted History Tours
Guided tour

New Orleans: Cemetery Tour

Activity provider: Haunted History Tours

From US$ 28 per person

Experience the legendary above-ground tombs in New Orleans. See historic tombs, the burial places of famous - and infamous - residents, and the mysterious world of the cities of the dead.

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Duration 2 hours
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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

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Meeting point

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

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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 344 reviews

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Our guide, Toast K., was exceptional! He had a thorough knowledge of the cemeteries and related history. He obviously found it personally interesting and that interest and curiosity conveyed to everyone in the tour group. He was respectful of the locations we visited and ensured that everyone could hear him and had good access (there was an electric wheelchair in our group). Would absolutely recommend!!!

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March 16, 2023

Great tour, it was rainy the day we went but that made the experience a little extra spooky! This tour is more about history of cemeteries than the people in them, not that it’s a bad thing, the guide was very knowledgeable about the cemeteries and history of New Orleans, I learned a TON of cool stuff. I’ll never look at pizza the same.

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October 30, 2022

Terrific tour, a real highlight of our trip to New Orleans . It was so interesting, we really enjoyed it. Also the food in the coffee shop was truly amazing & we even got to ride the street car back to Canal St. so it was a win win all around

September 23, 2022

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