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Our Sacred Stories Cemetery and Afro-Creole Music Cemetery Tour

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy two hours of history, culture and traditions of the Afro-Creole community.  This tour brings to life the experiences of the West African people who played a major part in the formation and foundation of what we know as Jazz.  Hear the history of how this art form started and how it has changed over the years.  Learn to second line as we head to the cemetery to hear the story of Voodoo, how it came to New Orleans  and why it is still  practiced today.  Learn of the brave men who challenged the Jim Crow laws that sought to suppress their freedoms and how we came to have the first bilingual newspaper in the country.    Discover what makes this culture unique by delving deep into the history of some of our most famous families.  Hear first hand accounts of tradition, superstitions and customs from your tour guide who's family goes back 6th generations in the area called Treme.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Basin Street, Basin St, New Orleans, LA, USA
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Professional guide
    • Local guide
    • Entrance fees paid by guide.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 15 people per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately Comfortable shoes please.
    • Wheelchair accessible.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Denise Augustine is a New Orleans treasure. She's a feisty raconteur, deeply knowledgeable about the history of the city, and able to build rapport with varied publics. Teaching at Tulane University, I assign one of her tours to my classes as an extra activity, giving...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank GreteV-cultureprof
    Denise A, Owner at Our Sacred Stories, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much it is always my pleasure to tell the stories of my rich and diverse culture.

    Reviewed 7 September 2019

    My wife and I had an amazing time learning from Denise. The tour was authentic and greatly expressed the true essence of New Orleans’ African Culture. Meeting in Congo square, touring the city the and learning about all of the history was just the beginning....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Creolestoryteller, Owner at Our Sacred Stories, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

    Thank you so much. This was a rare occassion and yes you did feel like family to me also. You and your husband were delightful and willing to see culture and traditions for what they really are. It was my pleasure and thank you for...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2019

    I cannot thank Ms. Denise enough for the tour. It was it was heartfelt and you can clearly see her passion and love for people. Her knowledge about the history of New Orleans and the people is better than any book. I highly recommend the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Creolestoryteller, Owner at Our Sacred Stories, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019

    I had so much fun with you as we danced in Armstrong park. I just loved telling the stories of my history and culture. Enjoy the rest of your travels and thank you for taking the time to do the review.

    Reviewed 10 August 2019

    Ms. Denise is a gem, a real diamond, who shines. Her passion and knowledge is rooted in her very own history that ties her to New Orleans. Let her be the one that tells you the stories of the scared ground, the founding men +...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Creolestoryteller, Owner at Our Sacred Stories, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Hello Jenn, to one healer to another, it was magical. Thank you taking the time to write this review. I am truly grateful. Please take care of your friend as she heals and tell her I'm sincere in wanting to stay in contact with with...More

    Reviewed 24 July 2019

    My wife Cheryl booked this walking tour and I was extremely happy that she did. Denise Augustine as absolutely phenomenal in both presentation and content. The obvious respect for the cultural and historical heritage made this tour one of the best experiences of our visit...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Creolestoryteller, Owner at Our Sacred Stories, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

    It was my pleasure meeting you. I truly enjoyed telling you the stories of my history, culture and traditions. I have also changed my diet. Tell your wife thank you for the encouragement

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