Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Guest Program Tours
$73.00 per person
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Religion is an integral part of the culture and history of New Orleans. On this, you will delve into the religious culture and spirit of Louisiana by visiting its most famous churches and cemeteries. It is here that you will admire great architecture, exquisite wood, stained glass and stone, and learn about the “Cities of the Dead.”
Explore the city’s most unique cemetery, St. Louis No. 1. Unlike other cities, all tombs are above-ground here and were frequently designed by famous architects. You’ll visit the tombs of both the famous and infamous like Paul Morphy, the world chess champion, and Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the oldest church still standing in the city. The building was built in 1826 and was originally used as burial grounds for the fallen victims of yellow fever. Now, this is the official chapel of the New Orleans Police and Fire Departments.
Next, take a brief tour of the Garden District and visit the old Lafayette Cemetery. Established in 1833, Lafayette Cemetery No.1 is a non-segregated, nondenominational cemetery. Perhaps the most famous residents are fictional. The tomb for the Mayfair witches, created by Anne Rice, in The Witching Hour, fits a combination of the Lafayette and Jefferson fireman tombs. Lafayette Cemetery has been featured in many films including Double Jeopardy and Dracula.
Based on a 20 person minimum Includes: Deluxe roundtrip transportation, admission to St. Louis I Cemetery, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lafayette I Cemetery, and all taxes, gratuities, and insurance.