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St. Louis Cemetery Infamous City of the Dead Tour

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Visit New Orleans' oldest, most active, and most haunted cemetery! There are over 100,000+ dead! This walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1 is led by a local guide and has a duration of 2 hours.
You'll start at
701 Royal St
701 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USAOutside Rouse's Market. Corner of Royal Street and St. Peter Street in the heart of French Quarter near Jackson Square near the back of St. Louis Cathedral.
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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Congo Square
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
425 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USATour ends at the cemetery gates.
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  • Explore historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 with a guide
  • Learn the history behind the oldest graveyard in New Orleans
  • A licensed, guided tour is the only way to enter this hallowed site
  • Take part in a special ritual at the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau
What to Expect
After connecting with your guide and group near St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in central New Orleans, enter the gates of the city's oldest graveyard, known for its ornate yet crumbling tombs and reports of paranormal activity. Archdiocese rules now forbid visitors to enter alone, so a licensed guided tour is the only way to explore this legendary site. Learn about the long history of the cemetery, which holds the remains of more than 100,000 people, and New Orleans’ unique above-ground burial practices from your guide. Take pictures as your guide leads you to some of the most interesting and important family tombs, including the alleged final resting place of famed voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. Perform a special group ritual and blessing here at America’s second-most visited grave (after that of Elvis). The tour ends at the cemetery gates.
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Departure Point
701 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Return Details
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, 425 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • Water, coffee, and beverages (available for purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be sure to visit a restroom prior to your arrival at Rouse's Market. There will be a 10-minute break with restrooms approximately one hour into the tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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 28 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Very accommodating for our group of 9. Very informative, entertaining and all around awesome. Used the bone lady before and will use again in the future
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Voodoo Bone lady will lay it down! You don't know but wanna know, at the end you'll know! Casual walk with a sweet knowledgeable lady. Have fun!
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The Bone Lady was an awesome guide. Lots of great information and a fun tour. She was very personable.
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Everything you want from a tour. Entertaining, historic, flair and information. Would absolutely recommend.
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This walking tour was a highlight of my trip to NOLA. Voodoo Bone Lady brought the city to life with her anecdotes and personal stories. Topics included dead people (of course), the history of slaves in NOLA, the birth of jazz, Voodoo, and Hurricane Katrina. I HIGHLY recommend
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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