Your tour begins at the main entrance of Armstrong Park, located at 801 N. Rampart Street. Here, you’ll greet your guide and stroll through the park towards Congo Square, shrouded in legends surrounding burial practices and voodoo culture.
Learn about the integral roll of jazz music in burial customs and then walk on the site of St. Peter’s Cemetery, one of the city’s original graveyards. After discovering why the cemetery closed, proceed to the crowning feature of your tour: St. Louis Cemetery.
Replete with elaborate mausoleums that tower above the ground, the Gothic wonderland is a feast for the eyes. Visit the grave of Marie Laveau, a legendary voodoo practitioner, and wander past tombs of significant figures throughout history.
See, too, the burial sport reserved by Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage, and locations used to film the blockbuster, Easy Rider. Conclude your tour outside of the basin Street Visitor Center, where you’ll bid your guide farewell.