Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery Walking Tour

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1 hour 30 minutes (approx.) Mobile ticket Offered in: English
Overview

When you tour with non-profit Save Our Cemeteries you are helping to preserve and protect the historic cemeteries of New Orleans. Our tours are small and historically accurate. Lake Lawn Metairie cemetery was named by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Cemeteries.” This picturesque cemetery boasts some of the grandest funerary architecture and sculpture in the US. Live oaks surround greek temples, gothic and Islamic style tombs, obelisks, and marble monuments with beautiful ironwork and stained glass. The resting place of many of New Orlean's most influential and notorious citizens, Metairie Cemetery holds the graves of over 9,000 people on 65 landscaped acres. Nine Louisiana governors, seven New Orleans mayors, 49 kings of Carnival, and three Confederate generals rest alongside madams, brothel owners, bandleaders Louis Prima and Al Hirt, vampire writer Anne Rice, and former Saints and Pelicans’ owner Tom Benson. An easy walk. Wheelchair accessible.

What's Included
  1. Tour guide
  1. Gratuities
Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

Meet at the Law Enforcement Memorial in front of the funeral home.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your
7/16/2020 - 6/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End Point

Queen Victoria Statue
30/A, Nrupathunga Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
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What To Expect

The most stunning “city of the dead” is Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery. This picturesque cemetery boasts some of the grandest funerary architecture and sculpture in the US. Live oaks surround greek temples, gothic and Islamic style tombs, obelisks, and marble monuments with beautiful ironwork and stained glass. The resting place of many of New Orleans' most influential and notorious citizens, Metairie Cemetery holds the graves of over 9,000 people on 65 landscaped acres. Nine Louisiana governors, seven New Orleans mayors, 49 kings of Carnival, and three Confederate generals rest alongside madams, brothel owners, bandleaders Louis Prima and Al Hirt, writer Anne Rice, and former Saints and Pelicans’ owner Tom Benson. There must be a minimum of 4 guests signed up to take this tour 12 hours before the departure time/date or the tour will be canceled. If it is cancelled you will receive an email. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Additional Info
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  3. Service animals allowed
  4. All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  5. Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  1. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time
  2. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  3. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  4. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  5. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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