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We walked to this area from our French Quarter hotel. There is so much history and worth taking the tour. It was quaint and so very interesting. The crypts and statues were fantastic. A must go when you visit the city, but be careful of...More
We came here on a tour so our entrance fee was included in the tour. I don't think I would have appreciated the cemetery as much without the tour. The tour guide explained how the graves work and why they needed to be this way....More
Didn't even check if there was an entrance fee.20 dollars plus the inevitable taxes per person for a 45 minute tour.Declined this as very steep & prefer to take time to look ourselves.Disappointing especially after a half hour walk.Certainly check any options before you go.
This was, for me, the most interesting place that we went. I saw above ground vaults that had people who were in the revolutionary war. Marie Laveau (the voodoo queen's toumb is there. All the stories our tour guide told us were very interesting
I may have had too high of expectations. Was disappointed that you had to pay to tour the cemetery and have a guide. We were not allowed to wander around and look at what interested us, we had to stay with our group. Full of...More
I went on a tour of this cemetery and learned a lot about our city and even some family history. The first Governor of Louisiana Tomb is here. The first Black Mayor of New Orleans Tomb is here. Homer Plessy’s Tomb is here. The Battalion...More
If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably already seen the three top mentions in reviews for this cemetery: “voodoo queen”, “Nicolas Cage”, and “above ground”. That’s what we saw as we searched for things to do in NOLA on TripAdvisor, and like any human with...More
At the time we went (Oct 2017), you could go into the cemetery without a guide after paying an admission fee. The more recent answers indicate that policy has changed. Too bad, but when unsupervised people take advantage of... More
At the time we went (Oct 2017), you could go into the cemetery without a guide after paying an admission fee. The more recent answers indicate that policy has changed. Too bad, but when unsupervised people take advantage of a historic site and active cemetery to vandalize graves, that's the consequence.
We booked a carriage tour of historic New Orleans that had the option of visiting the St Louis No 1 as well, without paying an extra fee. That worked out great, and our carriage driver was extremely well versed in the cemetery. Because of our interest and questions, he spent more time with us in the cemetery than was usual. We gave him a generous tip.
I do recommend visiting the cemetery with a good guide. It will make for a rich and rewarding visit, and surprise you with what you will learn.
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There are several different companies that offers tours here. You would need to check with the tour operator that you were considering. There are some areas of the cemetery that are narrow and some places are uneven... More
There are several different companies that offers tours here. You would need to check with the tour operator that you were considering. There are some areas of the cemetery that are narrow and some places are uneven. However, I imagine the more experienced companies have been asked this before and they would know the best route through. You need to make reservations in advance (access is only granted as part of a tour due to vandalism), so ask this question before you book.