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Black History Month Tours

  • Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin St., New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70112 | P: 5045253377
  • Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin St., New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70112
    P: 5045253377
  • Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin St., New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA 70112
    P: 5045253377
  • Presented By: Save Our Cemeteries
  • Dates: 02/01/2019 - 02/22/2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: St. Louis Cemetery No. 2
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Price: $25 pp, Children under 12 are free

New Orleans Black History Tour of St. Louis No. 2

As subjects of France and Spain, free people of color in Louisiana were allowed to prosper before the Louisiana Purchase, unlike those in other parts of America. Most of them who bought vaults and tombs in St. Louis No. 2 were free before the Civil War. Their tombs are each chapters in a fascinating success story. 

Come hear tales of black poets, writers, and a skilled swordsman/mathematician. Stand at the final resting places of Reconstruction politicians, officers in the Union Army, devout Catholic nuns, and wealthy black planters. Tour is 1 1/2 hours long and meets at Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin St. NOLA

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Save Our Cemeteries

A non-profit dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the historic cemeteries of New Orleans. Our cemetery walking tours fund our abandoned restoration tomb program.