Take a step back in time to colonial New Orleans with the French Quarter and Cemetery Combo Tour. This tour focuses on New Orleans’ incredible and often over looked Spanish Era. During this period (1762-1800), two separate fires tried to erase the tiny port city off the map, but the Spanish officials instituted a fire code that now gives the French Quarter its distinctive look.
This two-hour tour starts in the French Quarter, where guests will learn about the Creole Architecture including different styles of Townhouses and Creole Cottages. Admire the cast iron balconies, intricate carved doors, and lovely window boxes full of flowers!
The second half of the tour is a walk-through of St. Louis #1, New Orleans’ oldest existing cemetery. Founded in 1789, this Catholic cemetery is unique due to the nature of the above ground internments instead of below ground tombs. Included in this tour is a discussion of the funerary process, stories of the people interred here, and a chance to view the tombs of some famous New Orleanians – such as Marie Laveau, Bernard de Marigny, Paul Morphy, and Etienne de Boré. You can even see the newly erected tomb of actor Nicholas Cage.
**According to New Orleans Archdiocese regulations, visitors to St. Louis #1 must be accompanied by a licensed tour guide, so be sure to book your spot today!!
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