Historic Pitot House and St. Louis Cemetery - 2hrs

Start by touring one of the few West Indies-style houses remaining in Louisiana. Built in 1799 by Spanish merchant and ship owner, Bartholome Bosque, during the Spanish Colonial Period, The Pitot House has witnessed centuries of cultural history. Eleven families occupied the house; Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart used the home for a convent, and preservationists have cherished the building for its architectural beauty and historical significance. Then walk over to St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. This beautiful Catholic cemetery near tranquil Bayou St. John was initially a cemetery for victims of leprosy. Today it is an ideal place to stroll among the tombs as you learn about the burial customs of New Orleans and hear the real stories of the famous and infamous that fascinate the world and locals alike. St. Louis No. 3 is the final resting place of notable architect James Gallier, Storyville photographer E.J. Bellocq, and New Orleans chefs Leah Chase and Paul Prudhomme. www.PitotHouse.org

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Duration (tours, trips, experiences, classes): 2hrs
Listing created Jul 9, 2022

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