CREOLE MOURNING TOUR

AN HISTORIC HOME AND CEMETERY EXPLORATION

Learn about the Creole mourning customs which the Hermann / Grima families observed then experience St. Louis #1, the city’s oldest surviving above ground cemetery, site of the Grima family tomb as well as the final resting places of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau; chess champion Paul Morphy; jazz great Isidore Barbarin; landmark plaintiffs Homer Plessy and Myra Clark Gaines; family of French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas; historic architect Benjamin Latrobe; legendary Creole Bernard de Marigny; first American Governor of Louisiana William Claiborne; first New Orleans African-American mayor Dutch Morial; and Nicolas Cage’s future tomb.