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New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 Tour

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  • 1.5-hour tour of St. louis Cemetery in New Orleans
  • Navigate the labyrinth of elaborate tombs beside a guide
  • Learn about the history of the Gothic graveyard
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New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 Tour
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St. Louis Cemetery 11 am TourMost Popular
1.5 hour guided tour of New Orleans' oldest cemetery. This tour departs from the main gates to Armstrong Park, 801 N Rampart Street.
USD 20.00
St. Louis Cemetery 9 AM Tour
1.5 hour guided tour of New Orleans' oldest cemetery. This tour departs from the main gates to Armstrong Park, 801 N Rampart Street.
USD 20.00
St. Louis Cemetery 1 PM Tour
1.5 hour guided tour of New Orleans' oldest cemetery. This tour departs from the main gates to Armstrong Park, 801 N Rampart Street.
USD 17.00
Overview

One is New Orleans’s unmissable attractions is St. Louis Cemetery, the oldest and most impressive graveyard in the city, so ensure you tick it off your list on this 1.5-hour tour. Alongside your guide, you’ll navigate a labyrinth of tombs and soak up the spooky atmosphere of the Gothic graveyard. See highlights such as the grave of Marie Laveau, a famous voodoo practitioner, and the future resting place of Nicolas Cage. This small-group tour is limited to 15 travelers to maintain an intimate atmosphere.

What to Expect

Your tour begins at the main entrance of Armstrong Park, located at 801 N. Rampart Street. Here, you’ll greet your guide and stroll through the park towards Congo Square, shrouded in legends surrounding burial practices and voodoo culture. 

Learn about the integral roll of jazz music in burial customs and then walk on the site of St. Peter’s Cemetery, one of the city’s original graveyards. After discovering why the cemetery closed, proceed to the crowning feature of your tour: St. Louis Cemetery.

Replete with elaborate mausoleums that tower above the ground, the Gothic wonderland is a feast for the eyes. Visit the grave of Marie Laveau, a legendary voodoo practitioner, and wander past tombs of significant figures throughout history.

See, too, the burial sport reserved by Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage, and locations used to film the blockbuster, Easy Rider. Conclude your tour outside of the basin Street Visitor Center, where you’ll bid your guide farewell.

Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile
Carol was Amazing

Carol was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable. My boyfriend and I were the only people he had so that was great. I recommend doing the 9am tour because it is very hot and the cemetery has some shade at that time, but...More

Thank fvizcaya3
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile
Cemetery Tour

My boyfriend and I took the 1pm tour of the cemetery. We had Carlo as our tour guide!He was wonderful and I learned so much factual about this cemetery and Nola. I would highly recommend the St Louis 1 Cemetery tour with Carlo. Loved it!...More

Thank Stacey G
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Great Tour

My wife and I found a 50% off groupon for the cemetery tour. We showed up and were the only 2 on the tour. Carlos answered all of our questions and was great! It was hot so we were glad to be on the 9...More

Thank Travelor116
Reviewed 22 May 2018
Great tour!

Great tour! Carlo was very knowledgeable and the tour was informative. If you’re going later in the day, make sure to take water because it does get hot. Also, an umbrella is helpful since there is no shade in the cemetery except for the misting...More

Thank Brandi G
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Informative and Entertaining

Great tour! I definitely recommend a morning tour because the cemetery can get hot. Other than that, it was very informative and the tour guide was very entertaining.

Thank AniTar123456
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