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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed...

Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery 1
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour

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This is a must see in NOLA. Its a good chill activity after a long might. Just make sure your ready for the heat because there aren't to many places to catch some shade. Bring an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see in NOLA. Its a good chill activity after a long might. Just make sure your ready for the heat because there aren't to many places to catch some shade. Bring an umbrella and a cold drink. There is a lot of history and some behind the scenes stories that will really surprise you. The only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Church run tours at $20.00 each, but you can arrange something private tour of about 45 minutes with your own personal guide at $15.00 each . Our guide Denise Augustine is a local residen, informative , entertaining and really enjoys her chosen job. She had an overwhelming amount of information.

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will need a guide, but that is good because otherwise you will never know the stories. A great way to see this cemetary is to take a Royal Carriage ride that incorporates this into the hour ride.

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Ennis, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to have Denise as our tour guide who did an excellent job, was knowledgeable and answered all our questions. This is the site of the tomb of Marie Laveau. There is a public parking area next to the cemetery on Basin St and a visitor center that had been a train station. Well worth the trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Catholic Church owns this cemetery. You are required to PAY for a tour to enter. You can't just go in alone. No alcohol in the cemetery, no video taping, still photos only. Make sure you get a good guide who can show you all the important graves. Don't forget to just breathe and look around, it is just awesome!

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Holtsville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a tour in the cemetery and it was very interesting. You find out the history of New Orleans and why the cemetery is above ground burials. Very interesting.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So if you want to visit one of NOLAs amazing cemetaries - I would select this one as it is such an easy add on to a visit to City Park and frankly it is amazing. Admission is free although you can put a donation in the jar to help with upkeep of this beautiful place. Allow at least 45... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had just a few hours in town and were told by our driver this would be a good stop. He way underrated it. Great tour. Go in the visitor center and pay for the tour, ask for Michael. This man knows his stuff!

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to visit for history, our guide from Storyville (Carlo) made it very it so memorable.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to walk through one of the cemeteries. When we arrived we were told that you could only go through with a tour guide and that there was a tour just leaving or the next one would be in 45 minutes. We reluctantly chucked down the $40 for the tour. A little pricey but turned out to be worth... More 

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