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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
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Reviewed yesterday

Took a tour of the St. Louis #1 Cemetery with Bill DeLaVergne as our guide. It was very informative and interesting. Bill did a good job explaining the history behind, not only the cemetery, but the city as well. Would highly recommend it.. George and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We always wondered how these burial practices worked. Renee, our guide, was very informative and full of facts on our walking tour. Very interesting facts. I would recommend seeing this piece of history and listen to the stories. There are some very old burial sites.

Thank Colleen H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Cemetery with Bill from Gray Line Tours and he was very friendly and informative. The Cemetery itself is very interesting and we would recommend the trip.

1  Thank Jason P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided this would be our first tour so we booked it through VooDoo Lounge. It was a very interesting tour and very insightful. The walk is not that bad at all and we all had a great time.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour was such a big group we had to be divided thankfully we got an older man with long curly gray hair I cannot remember his name. The other guy was in a khaki outfit looked to be made for a safari and he...More

Thank shelby w
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised and very satisfied w this experience. Guide from SaveOurCemeteries.org gave plenty of history about this most unique American city in addition to history of the cemetery itself (was worried a 90 min tour in a cemetery could be boring, it was NOT).

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on a tour, but what a cool place to just walk around and check it out. Lots of history, and the above ground tombs are awesome!

Thank Asphaltman
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Did a tour with French Quarter Phantoms. Robert was our guide & did a very good job. He was very knowledgeable about the city & weaved a good story with a little humor mixed in. Unfortunately you can only work with the material provided &...More

1  Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was Marta. She was very nice, and funny. She showed us the infamous Marie Laveau tomb(s). Also Mr Plessy from the infamous Plessy vs Ferguson court case.

1  Thank Patricia W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with a tour guide - Judy - who had been doing tours here for years. She let us know right away that she was a retired history teacher, and this tour was history. She was born here and would be buried here....More

2  Thank Anthony P
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Daisy P
25 March 2018|
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Response from stevendD6925DX | Reviewed this property |
A good tour guild can make it 30 or 45 minutes. very interesting.
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Daisy P
25 March 2018|
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Response from JonandLaura1 | Reviewed this property |
About one hour
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3mconway
25 October 2017|
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Response from catcharmer | Reviewed this property |
Lots of options for touring this cemetery. However, unless it's part of a combo tour your already taking, if you just wanna check it out. Follow what mrmeman1 advised you can go into the large depot station next door to it... More
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