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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.
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Civil War Tours of New Orleans
Civil War Tours of New Orleans is the only tour business officially allowed to conduct tours from within Metairie Cemetery.  With only forty cemeteries throughout New Orleans, Metairie Cemetery was the first cemetery to be privately owned, open to any and all who desire to be laid to rest there.  Unlike the other cemeteries in New Orleans that are owned and maintained by a church, or fraternal order, Metairie Cemetery has been privately owned since 1874, and only Civil War Tours of New Orleans is officially allowed to give tours from within the cemetery.  On this tour, you will visit the final resting places of prominent soldiers and citizens from the Civil War, and learn about their life and how they impacted this country during the Civil War.
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Reviewed 15 May 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 29 March 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

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 14 March 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 8 December 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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Thank Brian M
Reviewed 27 January 2017
Rich in History ...

We had been looking for a tour of Metairie Cemetery for several years and finally found one with Civil War Tours of New Orleans. Nic's passion and knowledge about the Civil War was absolutely awesome! He even succeeded in holding our 16-year-old son's interest for...More

Thank Michelle M
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