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Dead Sexy Tour

by Two Chicks Walking Tours Duration 2h Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$33

In the 1920s, New Orleans' red light district was certainly roaring. The police looked the other way, and the jazz scene lured party-goers of all stripes to the area's dance clubs and brothels. Delve into this sinfully intriguing era in the city's past, starting your evening at the tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Lavaux.

Meet up with your guide—an in-the-know professional burlesque dancer in full performance garb—near the Basin Street Station, the frontier of the city's one-time red light district. Before delving into the sordid past of Storyville—the nickname of the legally sanctioned vice district—make your way to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 to learn about the Creole custom of above ground burials.

Walk past wall vaults, family tombs, and the final resting place of Marie Laveau—visitors mark Xs on her grave in hopes of having their wishes granted by Laveau from beyond the grave. After checking out the cemetery, follow your guide into the streets of what was once Storyville. A district established at the turn of the last century to regulate drugs and prostitution, Storyville was home to high-end brothels, lively jazz clubs, and saloons that defied the uptight rules and restrictions of Prohibition in a city known for sin. Continue your discussion of prostitution and politics over drinks at a fantastic bar downtown.

In the 1920s, New Orleans' red light district was certainly roaring. The police looked the other way, and the jazz scene lured party-goers of all stripes to the area's dance clubs and brothels. Delve into this sinfully intriguing era in the city's past, starting your evening at the tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Lavaux.

Meet up with your guide—an in-the-know professional burlesque dancer in full performance garb—near the Basin Street Station, the frontier of the city's one-time red light district. Before delving into the sordid past of Storyville—the nickname of the legally sanctioned vice district—make your way to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 to learn about the Creole custom of above ground burials.

Walk past wall vaults, family tombs, and the final resting place of Marie Laveau—visitors mark Xs on her grave in hopes of having their wishes granted by Laveau from beyond the grave. After checking out the cemetery, follow your guide into the streets of what was once Storyville. A district established at the turn of the last century to regulate drugs and prostitution, Storyville was home to high-end brothels, lively jazz clubs, and saloons that defied the uptight rules and restrictions of Prohibition in a city known for sin. Continue your discussion of prostitution and politics over drinks at a fantastic bar downtown.

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2:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$32.81

Total price is AU$32.81, taxes included

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Dead Sexy Tour

Activity Location

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Arrow Cafe

    628 N Rampart St

    New Orleans 70112


Highlights

  • Tales of Storyville, New Orleans's former red light & vice district

  • Discussion of prostitution & politics in original sin city

  • Insight on above-ground burials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

  • Final resting place of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau

  • Small-group tour that ends in a fantastic downtown bar


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of New Orleans and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 17 and younger are not allowed.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.