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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour

  • Express tour of the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
  • Enter the city's oldest graveyard with a licensed guide, the only way in
  • See the legendary tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau
One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Unlock the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard in a short amount of time with this tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. A guided tour is a must as it’s the only way to enter due to archdiocese rules. Walk among elaborate family vaults and the tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, and learn about the city’s above-ground burial practices from a guide.

What to Expect

Connect with your guide in the French Quarter and take a short walk to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most legendary of New Orleans’ “Cities of the Dead.” Learn about the history of burial in New Orleans, including the city’s distinctive above-ground methods that are necessary when below sea level.

Enter the cemetery gates with your guide for a 1-mile walk through cobblestone avenues and elaborate burial vaults you may recognize from films like Easy Rider. Because of archdiocese regulations, visitors cannot enter most New Orleans cemeteries alone, so a guided tour is the only way to go. See the tombs of prominent Louisiana families, and hear the legends that swirl around the the alleged final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

The tour ends at Basin Street Station.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Beyond interesting

Our guide was so interesting and knowledgeable. Love bed every second of our tour. We had plenty of time to walk around on our own after the guide finished her tour.

1  Thank Queenmum2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun in NOLA

My 19 year old son and I did this tour with Angel and she was beyond amazing. Incredibly knowledgeable and personable. We would definitely do it again.

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Short but interesting

The tour was interesting and informative. The hour tour was really only 45 minutes as 15 minutes is spent walking to the cemetery. The guide walked sort of fast so if she was talking, I didn't hear her.

1  Thank Jill K
Reviewed June 9, 2018
For a quick tour this was awesome!

Angel was our guide. We were unable to find parking near the meeting place so they allowed us to park and meet up half way between meeting place and cemetery. Angel was informative explained things that we didn't know and wanted to. If you are...More

1  Thank cadediane
Tamara N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed May 26, 2018
Historic and INFORMATIVE

Graham was our guide - very knowledgeable of the History of this Cemetery - loved seeing the old history and the new "pyramid" burial for Nicholas Cage at some future date. He explained how and why graves were built like they were. Knowledge you won't...More

1  Thank barbaraaV5307EI
Tamara N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business!

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