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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour provided by TOURS by STEVEN

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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Uncover the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard on an official tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The storied site can only be visited with a licensed guide, so don't miss the chance to stroll down avenues lined with crumbling vaults and ornate statues that mark the remains of famous former residents like “Voodoo queen” Marie Laveau.
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501 Basin St
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USADeparture Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Meet your guide outside of the Basin Street Visitors Center located at 501 Basin Street, directly across the street from the cemetery. Then, walk to the oldest above-ground cemetery in the city, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. You are required to be with a guide in the cemetery and cannot walk freely through it without your guide. Discover the historical significance of it and the need to protect its architectural integrity. Discuss the burial processes, famous people who are buried in the cemetery, and see the supposed tomb of Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Note: alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the cemetery.
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You'll end at
501 Basin St
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USADeparture Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
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Highlights
  • Gain access to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on a guided tour—it’s the only way to visit
  • Learn about the graveyard’s history and New Orleans’ above-ground burial practices
  • See the legendary tomb of Marie Laveau and other famous figures
  • Head straight for the highlights on an express tour that fits easily into most itineraries
Important Information
Departure Point
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour may be difficult for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
  • NOTE: St. Louis #1 is an ACTIVE cemetery and may have funerals at the time of your scheduled tour and may be closed to the public, if this situation arises, we will do our best to reschedule you to another tour time.
  • You are unable to leave anything or take anything from the cemetery.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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bernie h wrote a review Today
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A great tour. Forget the lady’s name that was our tour guide, but she was very informative of the cemetery and the history of New Orleans. Definitely recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Joshua L wrote a review 26 Mar
Shakopee, Minnesota1 contribution
My wife and I did this tour together without the kids and we got John as our tour guide. He was absolutely phenomenal, very passionate about what he was doing and extremely knowledgeable. The historical perspective on the whole thing was fantastic and I would recommend to
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Date of experience: March 2020
Adam C wrote a review 20 Mar
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This is a great tour that provides lots of interesting history about burial practices in New Orleans at a good price. John was an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable about the history of the cemetery and excited to share all kinds of tidbits with us. I'd highly recommend
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Date of experience: March 2020
nyscilla wrote a review 19 Mar
Las Vegas, Nevada6 contributions3 helpful votes
John was our guide and was very knowledgeable about history of the cemetery and NOLA in general. His sincere interest in the subject matter and respect for the fact that is is a cemetery was evident. It is also clear that he just loves NOLA in general and loves sharing the
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Date of experience: March 2020
Brian J wrote a review 18 Mar
Birmingham, Alabama2 contributions
Great tour, lots of information!! easy to find meeting place. tour guide was very knowledgeable about how the crypts were used and how long.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: TOURS by STEVEN
bernie h
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Cemetery Tour
A great tour. Forget the lady’s name that was our tour guide, but she was very informative of the cemetery and the
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Joshua L
Shakopee, Minnesota
10
A Must Experience When Visiting New Orleans
My wife and I did this tour together without the kids and we got John as our tour guide. He was absolutely
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Karl T
Peoria, Arizona
12234
Fantastic tour with a fantastic guide !
One of the absolute highlights of our New Orleans trip. Our tour guide Teri was the best! During some tough times
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Adam C
10
Excellent tour!
This is a great tour that provides lots of interesting history about burial practices in New Orleans at a good
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Meghan H
30
Beautiful Tour!
My boyfriend and I were the only two on our tour with Teri on 3/17/2020, due to COVID-19. Well, Teri was lovely
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nyscilla
Las Vegas, Nevada
63
Interesting Tour
John was our guide and was very knowledgeable about history of the cemetery and NOLA in general. His sincere
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Brian J
Birmingham, Alabama
20
St. Louis No. 1
Great tour, lots of information!! easy to find meeting place. tour guide was very knowledgeable about how the
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STORMY73
20
St Louis Cemetery 1 tour
Our guide was very informative on the tour She was so knowledgeable about the burial practices and the history of
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Allie
10
Wonderful small group tour of the Garden District with terrific guide!
Our tour guide Betsy was on hand us as we walked up to the meeting place in front of the cemetery. She greeted us
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Shedda999
Schertz, Texas
10
Beautiful, Fun Tour
John was a wonderful tour guide. We had a great time. He was very informative and easy to understand. We enjoyed
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