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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 good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cemeteries are very unique in New Orleans. I would recommend a city tour that visits one of the many cemeteries so you can learn about them. This one is particularly neat.

Thank SugarNative
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the only cemetery in town where you need a guided tour. Due to vandals, they no longer allow you to explore on your own. I jumped into a tour, and it was incredible to hear the stories. It was much better to have...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the Save our Cemeteries tour through the cemetery. We learned a lot about the cemetery and New Orleans in general. You have to have a guide and you wouldn't get near as much out of it if you didn't have one. The cemetery...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour was great. Our guide, Denise, was 6th generation Creole and shared a plethora of information on the tombs, who was buried in them (including Marie Laveau) and the history of New Orleans itself. I found it fascinating and could've talked to her for...More

Thank Oday4
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take the tour to hear all the intersting facts about this cemetery. I enjoy cemetaries and this one is so unique.

Thank ElkeArt
Reviewed 6 days ago

As others have noted, you must take a guided tour to enter the cemetery. We took the Save Our Cemeteries Tour and found it totally worth it. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative without being overly chatty. One recommendation: definitely bring water in with you;...More

Thank Jen T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cemetery tour in New Orleans, why of course! this tour was so good, it was very interesting how one crypt can store hundreds of the dead, and how the bodies are entombed for a year and then cremated and placed back inside. also very interesting...More

Thank Alyce B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, 14 yr old daughter, and I took a tour through the St. Louis Cemetery #1. I love old cemeteries and it was hard to convince my daughter that it would be neat. However, the guide did a wonderful job and told the stories...More

Thank JMcCravey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of old crypts, and a Nicolas Cage one, with many notable people. Great place for taking pictures but you have to have a tour guide/group to enter (I recommend Our Sacred Stories). It is a busy place and the ground is uneven. Wear comfortable,...More

Thank Jill K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did this tour with my boyfriend with the Two Chicks Tour and it was a lot of fun! I learned a lot and I got to see Marie Laveau's tomb which was pretty awesome! There is a lot of history in that place and...More

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Gracie E
1 August 2017|
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Response from Jenne-25 | Reviewed this property |
Three chicks hands down. The 9 AM tour was great because it wasn't too hot yet.
Gracie E
1 August 2017|
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Response from tif316 | Reviewed this property |
Earlier in the morning the better, does get hot. We went through Witch Brew Tours, Rose the guide was great! Found a groupon which made it a two for one. I enjoyed it and would do it again.
Justin B
22 April 2017|
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Response from Jenne-25 | Reviewed this property |
According to our guide yesterday morning, no filming is allowed. Rules of the Archdiocese.