Cemetery Tours & Historical Reenactments
October 19 - October 20
Spend some time with voices from the past at the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours & Historical Reenactments in the Zydeco Capital of the World, Opelousas. This historical group tour will transport you back in time focusing on a chosen time period in Opelousas’ history with reenactors who are dressed the part.
You’ve heard of New Orleans’s famous haunted tours, but you’ve never seen a tour done by the ghosts themselves. Tour the cemetery where Napoleonic General Garrigues de Flaugeac and Louisiana Governor Jacques Dupré are interred with your ghostly guides.
All proceeds from the cemetery tours fund the Cemetery Historical Restoration Project. The tours began in 2003 and, to date, 30 plus gravesites have been restored.
Tours are available October 12, 13, 19, and 20. Saturday tours take place at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm, while Sunday tours are at 2pm and 3pm. Handicapped accessible tours will be available the first weekend. Call the organizer for more details. Bus groups are welcome.