A self-guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery #1


We visit Lafayette Cemetery #1 twice daily as part of our Garden District tour, but if you want to further explore this treasure on your own, this guide will help you learn more about New Orleans’ oldest city-owned cemetery. Begin at the entrance to Lafayette Cemetery #1 on Washington Avenue. The cemetery was established as…

The J.B.V. Jourdain tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1


Guests on my walking tours often ask me to recommend books about New Orleans history, and this is a subject I can surely address. One of the great books about New Orleans is The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case by Michael A. Ross.  Not only an account of the 1870 kidnapping of a toddler and the investigation…