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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.
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  • Average9%
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Looked forward to visiting cemetery number one; however, the church changed their policy on allowing individual patrons to visit without a guide. Frankly, this is understandable and not a huge deal; however, what I do have an issue with is the outlandish charge of $20...More

Thank Kimberdny11
Reviewed yesterday

As part of a walking tour we visited this cemetery. Very famous because of Marie Laveau. It is quite surreal to walk through a cemetery with so much age and history- seeing the tombs/crypts above ground. I enjoyed the stories our tour guide shared- worth...More

Thank sarsaf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been to this cemetery before a few years ago and was able to freely walk through. Today we were stopped and told that we HAVE to have a tour guide. They advertise $20 for 45 minutes at the gate tot he cemetery. I...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 days ago

You MUST experience this with a guide. It would be incredibly easy to miss out on the gems and history without the benefit of a guide. SO many interesting people in here! Marie Lavoux, Homer Plessy, Nicolas Cage's future tomb. History of vandalism, debauchery, and...More

Thank Alphretta E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Grey was AWESOME! She was knowledgeable and took great care of us, providing fans, ice water and mints. She had a great personality and was passionate about what she does! I would highly recommend this Tour! I learned so much about the...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 2 days ago

You must be with a tour group to enter the cemetery. To see the different types of above ground burial styles was very interesting as well as hearing the stories of some of the people buried there

Thank tracy6964
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got the tour through the Basin St Station. Our tour guide was Charles and he was fabulous! He was a wealth of knowledge about the cemetery and about all things New Orleans! Recommend Him and this tour!

Thank autigerfan12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like visiting a place like New Orleans than a stop at this cemetery is a must! Who doesn't love all the famous stories and history that this cemetery has! We got lucky during our tour that is was overcast since there is no...More

Thank Mirishi
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here on a cemetery tour. It was great how the tour guide described how the graves work and why they had to put them above ground. It is sad to see some of the markers are vandalized or in just ill repair. It...More

Thank Casey P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a tour of this cemetery with "Save Our Cemeteries." It was a great way to learn more about New Orleans history and culture. If you go during the summer, be sure to bring umbrellas for the sun and water for the heat. According...More

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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.
April P
6 November 2016|
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Response from AngelitaK | Reviewed this property |
Trip advisor had a great selection of tours which we chose the free walking tours which had them every day. You paid what you felt the tour was worth and paid $2 per person for entrance into the cemetery.
24 October 2016|
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Response from ghostgirl74 | Reviewed this property |
It varies. There are different tour companies that offer tours. The cemetery itself does not hold them. I did a search for cemetery tours in NOLA and found mine. I also found a Groupon for it, so check there before making... More