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Our Sacred Stories New Orleans cemetery tours walking tours by Denise Augustine

Nobody Else Is
Telling Stories Like These

I am a 7th generation Creole storyteller bringing you the stories that were passed on to me – and that I’ve experienced. My goal with every tour is to leave you just as much in love with New Orleans as I am. I am lucky to be a part of cultures and traditions unlike any other: blending African, Indigenous, French, Spanish and more together to create one of the brightest and most flavorful cultures in the world. Let me guide you into the many hearts of New Orleans, her celebrations and tribulations, from Gumbo to Gris-Gris. There are secret stories and living histories dancing through the streets. I’d love to share some of them with you.

~ Denise Augustine

Art of Creole Storytelling walking tour training series

Learn the Art of Storytelling!

Ever wanted to learn how to tell important, authentic stories and even make money doing it? We are holding a FREE training series for aspiring and current walking tour guides to come learn with one of the most talented storytellers in this city – Denise!

Taking place over 6 weeks starting mid January, The Art of Creole Storytelling will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to tell compelling and authentic histories in a way that will keep the tourists (and even locals!) coming back for more. It will culminate in you leading your own short walking tour and being prepped to take the city’s exam for tour guides. We want to give voice to the voiceless, so this program will prioritize historically excluded communities such as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and folks with disabilities.

There are only 12 spots available, so apply today to get your spot!

Learn more and apply here!

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More About Me, Your Guide, Denise Augustine

I’ve been a Griot (West African term for storyteller and culture-bearer) guiding walking tours in New Orleans for more than 20 years – sharing the authentic cultures and traditions of New Orleans with visitors that whole time. I’m very active in the local Voodoo community and can often be found out and about as a Black Masking Babydoll. I learned the art of storytelling through years of sitting at my grandmother’s kitchen table prepping for dinner in a too small shotgun house in the Tremé. That’s where I found a passion for collecting and sharing the stories of our beautiful city.

To me, taking folks on tours isn’t just work – it’s a calling. There’s nothing I love more than seeing somebody’s eyes light up when they realize just how wonderfully complex and beautiful this city’s histories and cultures are. It gives me life every time.

Our Sacred Stories New Orleans Historic Tour Guide Denise Augustine