New Orleans is famous for its unique culture and the dead are no exception. For those of you that have never been to the Big Easy, it can be a little scary the first time you see a huge ship cruising down the Old Miss 15′ above you. That’s right, New Orleans is under sea level. What does this mean for the dead? Well, if you stick them in the dirt they have a tendency to come back up for a visit during the floods.
As a result most of the graves are above ground; many of which are very elaborate . If you are a brave soul there are a few night tours. One word to the wise, don’t visit New Orleans Cemeteries at night on your own as it is not safe. While the cemeteries are very interesting, a few hours is enough for most to get their fill.