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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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  • 1-hour tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
  • Visit the oldest and most famous graveyard in New Orleans
  • See the ornate tombs of high-society families and famous former residents
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour
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Step inside the walls of the oldest and most legendary burial ground in New Orleans on a guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The storied graveyard—which can only be visited with a guide—is the final resting place of many illustrious Louisiana families and has been featured in Hollywood films like ‘Easy Rider.’ Learn about the city's curious above-ground burial practices as you walk among elaborate vaults and see the mysterious tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Visitors Center across the street from the cemetery and begin with learning about the geographical challenges of New Orleans. The city is primarily below sea level, including the major canals in the city designed to prevent flooding and the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Then, walk to the oldest above-ground cemetery in the city, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. You are required to be with a guide in the cemetery and cannot walk freely through it without your guide.

Hear about the original cemetery in the French Quarter and why it was moved. Discover the historical significance of it and the need to protect its architectural integrity. Discuss the burial processes, famous people who are buried in the cemetery, and see the supposed tomb of Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.
Reviews (85)
1 - 5 of 74 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Very cool

Tour guide was very informative and knew history of the town and cemetery. It was very much worth the 20 dollars.

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Highly recommend

I highly recommend this tour with Chad. Really appreciated the text with exact meeting location. It was hot so he kept us in the shade as much as possible. He gave very interesting information about the burial process. He is very knowledgeable about the history...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Fascinating walk through the history of this famous cemetery

Our amazing guide, Chad, was extremely knowledgeable about all facets of the cemetery and the processes used in burial. We loved this tour! Thanks, Chad!

Thank Tami Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Highly recommended

This tour was amazing! Steven was full of interesting information and history about not only the cemetery but all of New Orleans. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. I wish I wasn’t leaving so I could have done another tour with him.

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 5 days ago
Steven was wonderful

We booked the cemetery tour and were very excited to go. The tour began on time, Steven was very funny and energetic. And then it rained.... not to worry ponchos were distributed and we moved on. And then the sky opened up... Our party decided...More

Thank Marie C
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Yes it is where Marie laveau is buried.
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