Tours will meet at 411 N. Rampart Street, in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, also know as St. Jude Church. We will explore the history of the church, which was established in 1826 as a mortuary for the victims of yellow fever. We will then take a short walk to St. Louis #2 cemetery. There I will explain the unusual burial process. I will explain why and how we bury our dead above ground. I will show pictures and videos of our traditional second line funerals.
We will visit the cemetery wall vaults, the gravesites of Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, future gravesite of Nicholas Cage, the Italian Society Tomb, the gravesite of Bernard de Marigny and the Musician’s tomb. Guest will learn the burial process and our burial tradition dating back to the 1740’s.
I highly recommend Muriel’s cemetery tour... she had a wonderful depth of knowledge regarding the history of the burial grounds, it’s inhabitants, as well as the burial customs. Extremely interesting and engaging! I learned a lot, and had the opportunity to experience the unique beauty of the spot. Can’t say enough good things... you won’t be disappointed! Thanks, Muriel!
I highly recommend Muriel’s cemetery tour... she had a wonderful depth of knowledge regarding the history of the burial grounds, it’s inhabitants, as well as the burial customs. E…
New Orleans weather can sometimes be unpredictable. Consider bringing an umbrella for shade and rain. Also, it is advisable to have sunscreen and water.
Water, sunscreen, umbrella, hat