Cemetery Walking Tours in New Orleans

Explore the rich history of New Orleans’ cemeteries from an anything-but-grave perspective. Two Chicks Walking Tours offers four unique opportunities to experience the city’s most alluring places of burial. Contact us to learn more and book your tour today!

St. Louis Cemetery #1

Garden District Tour with Lafayette Cemetery #1

Lafayette Cemetery # 1 Tour
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DEAD Sexy

New Orleans Cemetery Plus Storyville

St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour

Join us for an hour-long exploration of New Orleans’ oldest existing cemetery. Established near the end of the 18th century, St. Louis Cemetery #1 is still in use today, and it’s only accessible to the general public through a licensed tour guide. Our guided adventure offers a glimpse into the evolution of death and burial practices in our area as we walk through a labyrinth of tombs from the past and present. This majestic above-ground cemetery is the final resting place of Marie Laveau, and Nicolas Cage owns a pyramid-shaped vault here for his future and final reservation. Fans of the cult classic film Easy Rider will be interested to see where a particularly sordid scene was filmed, without permission.

Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery #1 Tour

Our two-hour cemetery walking tour lets you delve even deeper into New Orleans’ vibrant past. This on-foot excursion showcases the best of the Garden District, including Lafayette Cemetery #1 in its center. From the district’s grand Antebellum mansions to its colorful Victorian-style homes, we share the history and culture of this affluent area. We’ll even give you a pick at some of your favorite celebrities’ homes. The cemetery component of this activity is a small portion of the overall experience.

The Dead Sexy Tour

New Orleans’ provocative past is an alluring part of our city’s diverse and deep-rooted culture. Celebrate it with us on this two-hour walk through the outskirts of the bustling French Quarter. Our story begins with the centuries-old tombs and vaults that scatter the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery #1. Next, we discuss the world’s oldest profession. Storyville served as New Orleans’ red-light district during the early 1900s, and our conversation will center around the decadent period as well as time periods pre and post. We wrap things up at one of our favorite local bars.

Two Chicks Walking Tours operates year-round, and tours take place daily with confirmed reservations. Bring a friend, bring a lover, or plan a private cemetery walking tour for your bachelorette party. Contact us to learn more, and book yours today!

St. Louis Cemetery #1

Meeting Place

628 N. Rampart Street, Outside Arrow Cafe

Time(s)

9:00AM, 10:30AM, 12:00PM, 1:15PM, 2:30 PM, Monday-Saturday
9:00 AM, 10:30AM, 11:00AM Sunday
FYI – if there is no confirmed reservations, the tour will not take place.

Tour Length

1 hour

Price

$19.99 per person

Tour Description

Explore the elegant decay of an above-ground cemetery. The focus of this tour is the sacred space of St. Louis #1 Cemetery, located just outside the French Quarter. Burial practices along with wall vaults, family tombs, and society tombs are explored. This site is famous for being the final resting place of Marie Laveau and scenes from the cult classic Easy Rider. This sacred space requires reverence. How the dead are treated says a lot about who you are as a people. Learn about our culture in this 1 hour long tour that brings to life the legacy of those long gone.

Garden District Tour with Lafayette Cemetery #1

Commanders Palace

Meeting Place

2209 Magazine Street, outside District Donuts and Sliders, next to Stein’s Deli. Please be sure to be outside looking for the guide who is looking for guests.

Time(s)

9:30AM, 10AM, 10:30AM, 1PM and 1:30PM

*** Please note-  the tour will not take place if there are no reservations.Book your spaces in advance to confirm your desired tour time.***

Tour Length

2 hours

Price

$24.99 per person

Tour Description

Our Garden District walking tour features opulent homes, shares fascinating history, and features the beautiful Lafayette Cemetery #1. This neighborhood is familiar to many due to the large amounts of filming. AHS Coven fans will be delighted to know that Miss Robichaux’s Academy is featured. The Civil War, celebrity homes, and amazing architecture are discussed in a manner that is accessible and relevant.

Lafayette Cemetery #1 Tour

Meeting Place

2727 Prytania, The Rink – inside by the benches, outside of the Garden District Book Shop.

Time(s)

11AM, 12:45 and 2PM Fri - Sun
FYI – if there is no confirmed reservations, the tour will not take place.

Tour Length

1 hours

Price

$19.99 per person

Tour Description

This “city-of-the-dead” is visually and historically alluring. Established in what was known as the City of Lafayette, now the heart of the Garden District, it remains non-segregated and non-denominational. The city manages this cemetery along with others throughout the parish, which is a completely different entity than that of St. Louis #1. Movie buffs familiar with Double Jeopardy will recognize the architecture. This hour long tour discusses the burial traditions while showcasing wall vaults, family tombs, and society tombs.

DEAD Sexy – New Orleans Cemetery Plus Storyville

Meeting Place

628 N. Rampart Street, Outside Arrow Cafe

Time(s)

1:30PM & 2:00PM on Fridays and Saturdays
11AM on Sunday

Tour Length

2 hours

Price

$24.99 per person

Tour Description

Explore the elegant decay of our oldest above-ground cemetery, followed by the legendary decadence of the notorious vice district, Storyville. The first portion of this experience is the sacred space of St. Louis #1 Cemetery and the final resting place of Marie Laveaux. Burial practices along with wall vaults, family tombs, and society tombs are the focus of the conversation. The second part discusses prostitution and politics in a city known for sin. This is a 2 in 1 experience! Concludes in a fantastic downtown bar. Drinks on your own tab.

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