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Cemetery Tour


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Cemetery Tour


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A fully narrated hour-long sightseeing tour around the oldest above ground cemetery in New Orleans. If you are short on time or the Cemetery is really all you want to see, then this is the tour for you. The cemetery tour is a great introduction to the colorful history of the greatest city in the American South. From the colonial period through the civil war and into modern times, New Orleans continues to dazzle and entertain visitors. Our expert storytellers bring history alive as you walk through the oldest of our" Cities of the Dead". See the tomb of famous civil rights activist Homer Plessy, Society tombs, family tombs and where the famed Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau is laid to rest. Allow the spirits of the long dead residents of New Orleans whisper their secrets to you as you walk between the tombs.  St. Louis #1 Cemetery was founded in 1789 by the Spanish and is only available to the public by taking a tour due to heavy vandalism and the delicate nature of the centuries old burial ground.  Join us for a hour that will leave a lasting impression and give you plenty of beautiful images to take home with you. 


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The hour long cemetery tour begins at 1026 Conti Street in front of the Norma Wallace apartments. We will walk to St. Louis Cemetery #1 and around it for 45 minutes or so and then end at the visitor center on Basin street. The tour begins at 9:30 am daily every day except weekends. Call for a same day reservation ( 504)710-6205 or reserve in advance with the button below, reservations required. Private tours, group rates and special times available by calling or emailing Ms CIndy directly. 

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NOLA Heroines


Stories of notable women who influenced New Orleans and the world. Pioneers, entrepreneurs, Madams, Saints, nuns, writers, artists and activists.

NOLA Heroines


Stories of notable women who influenced New Orleans and the world. Pioneers, entrepreneurs, Madams, Saints, nuns, writers, artists and activists.

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This brand new tour is the only one in New Orleans that focuses exclusively on stories of women. Although women make up half the population, the stories about their contributions to history are a bit lacking. I think its time to change that.  The women in New Orleans had  unique opportunities that women elsewhere in the USA didn't have. They owned property and had control of their own money 100 years before anywhere else in America.  Women were spiritual leaders and educators,  business owners and land barons. The first pharmacist, the first new paper owner and the longest running brothel owner were all women.  They fought hard to create identities for themselves outside of being a wife and mother.  Women in New Orleans were some of the trailblazers for women in the work place, women as professionals, women getting an education and women controlling their own inheritances. Many brave and courageous women came before us and we can look to them for inspiration and guidance even today.  Let me introduce you to some of them. 


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The tour meets at the Statue of Joan of Arc. She is located at the intersection of Dumaine, Decatur and South Peters street in the French Quarter. Its hard to miss this big golden statue of a lady on a horse. We affectionately call her Joanie on the Pony.  We meet at 9:00 am daily (4:00 pm daily tour coming soon). If you want the afternoon time, just call directly for a reservation, as only the morning tour is available to book via the online system. Phone 504-710-6205 for other times , and group or student discounted rates. 

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Afro-Creole Tour


Afro-Creole Tour


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The incredible Afro-Creole Music Freedom tour is led by a 6th generation New Orleanian Creole named Denise Augustine and will leave a lasting impression. If you have wondered about how jazz music came about and why we dance at funerals, then this is the tour for you. Denise Augustine will be masked as a baby doll and can teach you the proper way to dance at a second-line parade and explore the history of the creole ancestors that are still alive today. The tour begins at Congo Square, the historic gathering place for the native Indians of this area and later the slaves during the colonial times. It then brings you through both St. Louis Cemetery #1 and #2 to see the tombs influential civil rights leaders, musicians and the Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau. This 2 hour journey ends at the visitor center on Basin street.  If you want an authentic New Orleans experience like no other , don't miss this tour.


Time & Location

This special tour is given daily at 9am by appointment only. It begins in Congo Square inside Louis Armstrong Park next to the Mardi Gras Indian Statue. 

Call Denise Augustine at (504) 452-9237 to reserve or for more information.