Free French Quarter & Cemetery Tour New Orleans
- Wander through the French Quarter and see the stunning heritage buildings with their trademark balcony railings.
- ‘American Horror Story’ fans: visit the infamous Lalaurie Mansion and learn the true horrors of what happened inside.
- Explore St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and see the tomb of the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.
These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.
Come on a journey through the most iconic neighborhood in New Orleans, the famous French Quarter and the atmospheric cemeteries of St. Louis. On this tour, you’ll see stunning heritage buildings, haunted houses, voodoo queens, and soak up the famous New Orleans vibe. The Free French Quarter and Cemetery Tour is ideal for those who want to explore further the old center, and get a local’s point of view about the multicultural legacy of this wonderful city. The tour will take you around Jackson Square and the 1850 House. Both will give visitors a taste of what life was like for the upper and middle classes in New Orleans during the antebellum period, when it was at its most prosperous.
In this tour, you will learn lots of information and surprising facts about the voodoo tradition. Brought to American shores by enslaved West Africans, voodoo was prominent in New Orleans between the 1820s and 1860s. In fact, Congo Square is a historically significant square on the African American Heritage Trail, it was the one place where enslaved Africans were free to express their religions, music, and dance. Here, the legendary voodoo queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau, used to organize dances and rituals. Nearby are the Cemeteries of Saint Louis, full of stunning French and Spanish architectural features. These are last resting places of many notable personalities, from civil rights activists, to pirates, mayors, and Marie Laveau.
Walking with your small group through the atmospheric streets of the French Quarter, you’ll discover everything New Orleans is famous for: Creole cuisine, jazz, and period architecture… with a ghoulish past. In fact, in this area is the Lalaurie Mansion, where you’ll hear tales of gruesome acts that made it an inspiration for the famous series ‘American Horror Story.’ Other interesting period homes in the area include the Hermann-Grima House, the Gallier House, and The New Orleans Historical Collection. Enjoy all this and much more on the French Quarter and Cemetery Free Tour. And during the walk, feel free to ask your guide as many questions as you like. It will be an unforgettable experience!