This "city of the dead" walking tour 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. This hour long tour discusses the burial traditions while showcasing wall vaults, family tombs and society tombs.
Meeting inside The Rink at your chosen departure time, you will be properly prepared before entering the sacred space of the cemetery nearby. This walking tour is designed to provide a different perspective for those seeking a small group experience of the Lafayette #1 Cemetery with a warm, professional guide. The city manages this cemetery along with others throughout the parish. 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. This tour ends at the cemetery gate. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and watch out for uneven surfaces in the cemetery.How the dead are treated says a lot about who we are as a people, making this an interesting exploration of New Orleans culture.