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New Orleans Civil War Tour In Metairie Cemetery

  • Metairie Cemetery tour form New Orleans
  • Learn about the history of the Civil War in Louisiana
  • Turn a stroll through the grounds into an educational experience
New Orleans Civil War Tour In Metairie Cemetery
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Coming across official tours of Metairie Cemetery isn’t easy—the cemetery only a single company to operate within its walls, but a guided tour is the best way to learn about the cemetery’s rich history and famous inhabitants. Beginning with pickup from downtown New Orleans, head out to the cemetery to visit prominent grave sites and learn about the city’s fascinating Civil War history.
What to Expect
All Metairie Cemetery tours begin with guest being picked up from James Cohen & Sons, located at 437 Royal Street, in the heart of the French Quarter.  Guests will be transported to Metairie Cemetery in a luxury SUV.  While on your way to Metairie Cemetery, guests will learn a little about New Orleans at the time of the Civil War, as a way to prepare guests for their visit of Metairie Cemetery.  Once the tour arrives at Metairie Cemetery, the tour will be a combination of driving and walking.  Guest, while riding from within a luxury SUV, will depart from the vehicle and then will be given history of the cemetery from colonial era to the present, along with how the cemetery played a role during the Civil War.  After an introduction, guests will enter the vehicle, and will be driven to the next tour stop location, where they will again depart from the vehicle, and will be told about the person whom we have stopped to talk about.  The tour will continue as a combination of driving and walking all throughout the cemetery, allowing guests to visit and pay their respects to the final resting place of soldiers and civilians from the Civil War, while enjoying the beautiful surrounding of Metairie Cemetery, arguably the most beautiful cemetery in all of New Orleans.  Following the tour, guests will be taken back to the French Quarter to where the tour began, unless requested to be taken elsewhere.
Reviews (8)
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile
Louisiana Civil War Influence

As a bit of a history nerd, Nic was able to add some nuanced information and the lives and characters that shaped Louisiana’s role in the Civil War. He’s got a great depth of knowledge on the Civil War and is able to convey it...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile
Civil War Cemetery Tour

One of the best tours ever. Nick was great. Highly recommend. He picked us up in a really comfy big SUV right on time. The tour is a combo of walking and riding, which was great since it was so hot. He is very energetic...More

Thank Mary Lynn C
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Nic was right on time and drove us in a very nice van to the cemetery. He was packed not only with the history, but amazing detailed stories that brought the history alive. You can tell he loves what he talks about and left us...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Wendy L
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile
Best experience of the trip

A true historian giving you a guided tour- amazing how much civil war history is here. I have mobility problems and he dealt with it very well. It’s a minor walking and mostly riding tour. This is not like any else and so worth the...More

Thank Will_Travel_To_U
Reviewed December 8, 2017
Another outstanding tour

We took the Metairie Cemetery Tour, and Nic's knowledge and passion in this area was excellent. He has a gift for bringing history alive. He digs deep into the people & stories, putting them within the context of Civil War time local and geopolitical happenings....More

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Date of experience: December 2017
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