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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

From US$20.00
  • 1-hour tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
  • Visit the oldest and most famous graveyard in New Orleans
  • See the ornate tombs of high-society families and famous former residents
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour
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Step inside the walls of the oldest and most legendary burial ground in New Orleans on a guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The storied graveyard—which can only be visited with a guide—is the final resting place of many illustrious Louisiana families and has been featured in Hollywood films like ‘Easy Rider.’ Learn about the city's curious above-ground burial practices as you walk among elaborate vaults and see the mysterious tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Visitors Center across the street from the cemetery and begin with learning about the geographical challenges of New Orleans. The city is primarily below sea level, including the major canals in the city designed to prevent flooding and the effects of Hurricane Katrina. 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.

Hear about the original cemetery in the French Quarter and why it was moved. 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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Small tour group, very entertaining

We truly enjoyed our intimate tour with Steven! He was thorough and made us laugh with his clever jokes. He truly understands the history of the cemetery and I would highly recommend booking a tour with him.

Thank suziemdiaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
St. Louis Cemetery Tour

Chad was outstanding as a guide a true asset to your business! He was professional, considerate and most of all knowledgeable of the history not only of the cemetery but New Orleans ! Would recommend!

1  Thank Trish G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The Best!

We had a great tour with Steven. He is knowledgeable and a fabulous story teller. He was descriptive, entertaining, excited, kind, and inclusive. We started out in the cemetery with several other tours - he showed us the highlights then we went into parts of...More

2  Thank Heather T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
So glad we did it

Chad, our guide was fantastic. Knowledgable with great personal stories and a connection to this place. The cemetary is gorgeous....i want to see more!

Thank calipicgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chad was full of interesting information.

Our guide was Chad. We went 1st thing in the morning and it was just the three of us. So had our own private tour. It was supper hot, but when there was no shade, Chad had an umbrella for us to use. He was...More

2  Thank MaryMBjuly2015
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Response from Will B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is where Marie laveau is buried.
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