Canal Street Cemeteries & Katrina Memorial Tour
In a city as old as New Orleans, the dead outnumber the living. Nowhere is this more evident than at the end of the Canal Streetcar line in the heart of downtown. Join us as we explore inside, Charity Hospital's Katrina Memorial, Cypress Grove (also known as the Firemen's Cemetery), and Greenwood Cemeteries.
Visit the entrance and learn about the Dispersed of Judah. Odd Fellows Rest, and St Patrick's #1 and #2 Cemeteries. Hear about our unique burial customs and practices, the Yellow Fever Epidemic, Second Line Parades and so much more!
Don't forget your camera, these cemeteries have many beautiful architectural details including a tomb made entirely of cast iron!
Book your tour today!
Tour begins at 11 am Daily from Morning Call Coffee Stand.
5101 Canal Boulevard.
Take the "Cemeteries" Streetcar down Canal and exit at the Anthony Street Stop we are just across the street - OR ride down 2 more blocks to the "Cemeteries" stop and walk back to us. There is also some street parking available along Canal Street.
Advance reservations are required. Click here for the Streetcar Schedule.
Adeline was an amazing tour guide. She was excited about the cemetery tour and was passionate about educating us. We had a very large group and she handled it wonderfully. We learned a ton about 3 cemetery's and it was super interesting. Definitely would recommend this tour it was very interesting.”
-Nicole N., posted on Yelp
We took the St Louis #1 Cemetery Tour with our outstanding tour guide, Mary J, and had a wonderful time! We learned so much about the history of New Orleans and the time spent inside the cemetery was fascinating. Mary J is very knowledgeable and endearing - you can tell that she loves her job and goes out of her way to make sure everyone is having a good time, but she knows the history of this incredible city, and wants to share it with her guests.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in New Orleans history and wants to have a great experience! Our family thoroughly enjoyed it!”
-Teri D., posted on Yelp
Love to visit historic cemeteries so we took the Cemeteries Walking Tour. This was a very interesting and informative tour. I learned a lot about New Orleans history, culture, and burial practices. Our guide Adelai was full of fun facts and she was able to answer all my questions. I definitely want to take some of the other French Quarter Phantoms tours next time we visit the Crescent City.
-Nicholas H., posted on Yelp
My daughter and I were on the 1 pm cemetery tour today. Fascinating! Dylan Hunter was our tour guide and he was phenomenal! Highly recommend this tour.”
-Vanessa Margaron Holloway, posted on Facebook
Me and my friends did the Canal Street Cemetery tour and besides the heat, it was a great event. The guide was entertaining and informative. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone even if you're not into cemeteries. It gave us even a better perspective on New Orleans history and culture.”
-David L., posted on Yelp
Chose to go with F Q Phantoms after reading the reviews. We made the right choice! We were lucky enough to have Luke as our guide. He was very informative about the history of NO on the walk to the the cemetery; was very entertaining and we learned a lot from him about the cemetery and the customs and traditions of NO. Definitely recommend them!
Evian was our leader and she was great. Made it very funny, my young daughter was even entertained. She knew her stuff and it the tour lasted an appropriate amount of time. Not too long or too short. Great time. We toured St Louis #1.
We loved loved this tour! We did the Cemetery tour with tour guide Lena. It was such a good and thorough tour, and learned a lot more about New Orleans then I had known before. It's worth every penny!
We really enjoyed this day time tour of St. Louis Cemetary #1. Our Tour Guide was excellent!! This guy gave us what we were looking for - a lot of history about New Orleans and the oldest cemetery in it. He was exceptionally knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans & very detailed with his tour in the cemetery. We got to see all the most important graves in the cemetery such as Marie Laveau, Delphine LaLaurie and even Nicolas Cage's pyramid tomb he built after he bought out 2 family plots (know that thanks to our guide). This was a really, really good tour. Meets at the Voodoo Lounge which is just a couple of blocks from the cemetery. We highly recommend this tour. If you want to see St. Louis Cemetery #1(which you definitely do) you need to go in with a licensed tour guide. Let this tour be the one!
Miss Angela has a very deep level of knowledge about New Orleans and the St. Louis Cemetery #1. I have walked through the cemetery years ago, when it was legal, but I didn't have the historical references. This tour really fills in the gaps. This was the most interesting and fact filled tour I have been on in New Orleans. The price is well worth the tour.
Had a great tour with Dillon! It was very interesting and gave a lot of info and special facts. Dillon has great energy and a witty sense of humor. Really enjoyed and would recommend. And we typically do do tours as the are long and drawn out. Time went by quickly.
I took the Cemetery Walking Tour with this company and had a great time. The tour is of the St. Louis #1 Cemetery, which is the oldest in the city. The only way to get in is via a tour group. Our tour guide Lena was excellent. The tour not only provides excellent information about the cemetery itself and cemeteries in New Orleans but about the city itself. It takes about two hours and was definitely time well spent. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in cemeteries and/or the history of New Orleans.
I took the French Quarter Phantoms tour for the St. Louis #1 Cemetery. You cannot enter without a tour guide anymore based on previous problems with vandalism. This tour was really fun, included good historical information, and interesting facts. At the end a few of us asked the guide some questions about a few other spots. Even though the tour was over he spent an extra 10 minutes to show us those locations/graves in the cemetery. Thanks so much!