Tour 6: Historic Cemetery Tour

Friday, January 4, 2013: 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
Preservation Hall, Studio 1 (New Orleans Marriott)

Tour leader: Tour guide from Save Our Cemeteries.

Save Our Cemeteries is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of New Orleans’ historic cemeteries. This walking tour will explore four cemeteries at the end of Canal Street, as well as the Katrina Memorial. The cemeteries in that area were opened during the 1840’s. Guides will discuss the burial practices that are unique to New Orleans, which include above ground burials and multiple use tombs; preservation issues; tomb architecture; and tomb types. The tour will also include information about the history of the individual cemeteries and the lives of some of the people buried there. Tours offered by Save Our Cemeteries are part of an educational program designed to increase appreciation of the cultural significance of New Orleans cemeteries and encourage their preservation.

Please note: Participants will take the streetcar to the cemetery. Please bring $1.25 in exact change, each way, for streetcar fare.

(Limit 25 people) $20 members, $25 nonmembers

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