Cemeteries, New Orleans, Congo Square, Voodoo, Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz, New Orleans, Louis Armstrong, Mardi Gras, Voodoo
The cemeteries in New Orleans are quite unique and are a "must see" part of any visit to the Crescent City. Jazz Funerals are an integral part of the culture of the city and the tradition continues today. We will explore St. Louis #1 Cemetery, the old Mortuary Chapel, learn about yellow fever and its impact on the city, Mourning Customs, Marie - The Voodoo Queen, why Congo Square was unique in the South, Jazz Funerals, Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, Louis Armstrong, The Birthplace of Jazz AND Rock and Roll, Treme, The Baby Dolls, Storyville and more. All contribute to the gumbo that is and was New Orleans.
This is a walking tour and we will start the tour at your hotel or I will meet you wherever you wish. It is against the law to drive a tour group through the French Quarter in a bus. A bus may be used only for pick-up and it is very restrictive. The cemetery is on the outskirts of the French Quarter, easy walking distance from hotels.
Meet at hotel or other determined location, walk to Rampart Street for our first stop at the Mortuary Chapel, cross over to St. Louis #1 Cemetery, Basin Street Station, Armstrong Park, Voodoo Museum, J&M Studios, down Rampart Street to Treme neighborhood, Backstreet Cultural Museum (if desired) and back into the French Quarter where I will leave you at Fritzels Jazz Club right on Bourbon Street.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel in the French Quarter. If you are not staying in the Quarter, we can discuss a place that is convenient to meet.
End location: We will end the tour wherever you like.
Duration: 2 hours
My services as your personal guide to New Orleans.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 USD - If you all would like to go to the Backstreet Cultural Museum the entrance fee is $8.00. This museum has a wealth of information about Mardi Gras Indians including "Suits" worn by the indians.
If interested we will visit the Backstreet Cultural Museum in the Treme neighborhood and learn about Mardi Gras Indians. The price for entrance is $8.00 and is not to be missed.
Bring water, wear comfortable shoes and an umbrella for the sun or the rain.
I am not a driver and am not able to assist you with transportation. I can certainly accompany you in your vehicle.
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Nita was such a delight! As we toured some of the more interesting sites of New Orleans, we were entertained by the many stories Nita had to share about her life as a musician in NOLA. She knows quite a lot about the history and culture of music. If you are interested in music, she is the guide for you!