Above ground burials are common in New Orleans because of the high water table. That has made a special tourist attraction. CitiesOfTheDead.net offers copious details of the many cemetaries where visitors can learn more of New Orleans history and an amazing architecture.
The Brunswig family tomb in Metairie Cemetary is one of those featured on the site: "A splendid example of the Egyptian Style, the Brunswig family tomb is located on what is called 'Millionaire's Row,' right at the center of the old racetrack part of the cemetery."
The site features a page on safety, an important pre-read for visitors. A group tour is an excellent way to visit the cemeteries and learn more of the history and people of New Orleans.