Established in 1823, the city’s next-oldest cemetery, unfortunately, is in such a terrible neighborhood that regular cemetery tours don’t bother with it and caution is advised. Save Our Cemeteries ( offers tours twice a month. If one is running when you are in town, go—it’s worth it. The Emperor of the Universe, R&B legend Ernie K-Doe, was laid to rest here in 2001; his widow, Empress Antoinette, joined him in 2009.