Experience many compelling grave sites, including the notorious “Easy Rider” film location and the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and then venture into the mysteries of Voodoo, exploring its realities and myths. Learn about the ancient West African religious basis and the crossovers with Roman Catholicism in slave-holding colonies.
Also experience St. Louis Cemetery #2, New Orleans’ most magnificent aboveground cemetery. Its three squares tell a many remarkable stories, starting with the Frenchman Claude Treme, who married freed slave Julie Moro, owner of the former plantation land which the couple would subdivide into residential plots to create the legendary Treme neighborhood. This cemetery includes the vault of French architect Jacques de Pouilly, who was responsible for the design of classic New Orleans cemeteries.
In Square #2 is the tomb of legendary drummer Paul Barbarin and his wife Odelia, along with Paul’s nephew and his wife, storied jazz couple Danny and Blue Lu Barker, and right around the corner are rhythm & blues surrealists Ernie and Antoinette K-Doe, along with the great singer / songwriter Earl King. Also in Square #2 is the pirate Dominique You who fought with Jean Lafitte at the Battle of New Orleans.
Experience Square Three which historian Joseph Logsdon called “The most significant collections of memorials to African-American achievement in the world,” including the graves of Captain Andre Cailloux, Lieutenant Governor Oscar James Dunn, and Sister Henriette Delille.
Walking tour sites include Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Congo Square / Louis Armstrong park, the site of Marie Laveau’s home, and more. Reserve your spot on our Cemetery / Voodoo tour today!
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