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Connect with your guide in the French Quarter and take a short walk to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most legendary of New Orleans’ “Cities of the Dead.” Learn about the history of burial in New Orleans, including the city’s distinctive above-ground methods that are necessary when below sea level.

Enter the cemetery gates with your guide for a 1-mile walk through cobblestone avenues and elaborate burial vaults you may recognize from films like Easy Rider. Because of archdiocese regulations, visitors cannot enter most New Orleans cemeteries alone, so a guided tour is the only way to go. See the tombs of prominent Louisiana families, and hear the legends that swirl around the the alleged final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

The tour ends at Basin Street Station.

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
French Quarter
French Quarter New Orleans Tours

Unlock the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard in a short amount of time with this tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. A guided tour is a must as it’s the only way to enter due to archdiocese rules. Walk among elaborate family vaults and the tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, and learn about the city’s above-ground burial practices from a guide.

  • Express tour of the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
  • Enter the city's oldest graveyard with a licensed guide, the only way in
  • See the legendary tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau
  • 1-hour tour a great option for visitors with limited time
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Best Tour Ever thanks Angel

My husband and I took some very dear friends of ours to New Orleans. One of our friends wanted to do a tour of Cemetery 1 so we looked online and found this tour. Very reasonably priced for a group of 5 and on our...More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First of all, just to clarify on Angel...she embodies the artistic essence of that city. She is very well spoken. Her information was not only in-depth but factual about St. Louis Cemetary No. 1 & the city as well. One of the great perks of...More

Thank EJRamey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great way to catch some high-level insights of the history of N.O. cemeteries and the burial process. Angel was our tour-guide and she was a hoot.

Thank Kellie S
Tamara N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Angel is definitely an asset to our business! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We realllly wanted to see a cemetery while we were in NOLA but we weren't sure which tour to do. Alot of places say they're cemetery tours but only show you the cemetery for a portion of the time. But this one was all cemetery....More

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Tamara N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to have Casey representing our company! We hope to see you on your next visit! Check out our new tours next time, as well!

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile
Worth the money

We lucked out and my sister and I were they only 2 on the tour. It was very interesting to see and learn about. Angel was great and very informative.

Thank Bridget F
Tamara N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business!

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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
It is best to sign up ahead. However, while we were there, some people who arrived earlier were allowed to join before the tour started, but cash only. May depend upon the tour guide.
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