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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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Historic and bit creepy!

Toured the cemetery with our horse drawn carriage driver. Lots of color and history. Enjoyed it, but it may be a bit dry for young children.

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Arlington, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Toured the cemetery with our horse drawn carriage driver. Lots of color and history. Enjoyed it, but it may be a bit dry for young children.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cemeteries are all very interesting I love the look of the headstones and crips. Most of the cemeteries close at 2 or 3 in the afternoon. Be sure to come early if you want to see them.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you've never been to NOLA, or just never been to St. Louis #1, certainly make the time to get over there. I was unfortunately surprised to learn that you can't go into the cemetery solo anymore. Apparently some *sswipes were heavily vandalizing the cemetery - some one was actually selling dug up relics on ebay. Ugh! this is why... More 

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Saugerties, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Because it was only my husband & I, Tour Guide Michael was able to devote his entire attention to us. As history nerds, Michael did not have to spoon-feed us but was able to enrich our experience with the unique aspect of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. He pointed out, among other noteworthy headstones, Plessey of Plessey v. Ferguson, voodoo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the only cemetary in nola that you can't walk in for free and tour. You must have a tour guide. When you get there, there is a booth with people that charge $20 for an hour guided tour. Or, you can catch Denise (if she's not with someone else) directly across the street. She charges $15 an hour.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 as part of our French Quarter Carriage Ride tour (these leave from Decatur Street in front of Jackson Square). Pete was our tour guide - he was awesome! The tour of the cemetery was very interesting. Pete shared lots of information. And then he shared more with us as we rode back through... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped there while on a carriage ride. Lucy, our tour guide, was informative. We saw many tombs and learned quite a bit of history. You can photo but no filming allowed. It is interesting to hear about historical facts/ We enjoyed the tour and the opportunity to learn some history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife n I toured at 10am. $20 per person, we were able to hook up with our tour guide, Trish, right at the entrance, without previous reservations. Our group was small (us n 3 others), which made it very nice and more personalized. Trish is very knowledgeable n knows her subject well. She pointed out several interesting aspects to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group tour on Friday the 13th with Gray Lines. Very informative and enjoyed the tour. It was particularly crowded that day, but still enjoyed it.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go in without a guide, which I am glad they protect the cemetery this way. It is a beautiful look into the history of New Orleans.

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