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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.
425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mary E. is a great guide! Extremely knowledgeable and an interesting speaker. We took the 1:30 PM to work on an overcast day which was perfect for avoiding the heat. We had a large group and she did a great job keeping everyone together.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide Billijo was very informative about all aspects of the cemetery including the burial process and who is buried there. Great tour and guide.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were fortunate to have Miss Denise Augustine as our guide for St. Louis Cemetery #1. I have never had a guide like her—her knowledge of New Orleans history and command of the tour was like no other. What was special is that she has...More

Thank M V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was very crowded and our guide was rambling. He was speaking much too fast and seemed to just say what he had learned. Remember a hat and sun lotion.

Thank Helene R
Reviewed 4 days ago

You must stop and visit this cemetery! Lots of history. We took a tour through the Voodoo Bone Lady Tours and loved it.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a New Orleans walking tour and this was included. Lots of history here and great stories, its a little smaller than I thought but the history made up for it, this is a must to do.

Thank BevWeek
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately due to vandalism the cemetery charges $20 for a tour. But with that being said our tour guide Denise was awesome. She gave good historical info on the city and we loved her spunky attitude. Highly recommend doing this at least once!!

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The history and culture of this region is evident here in this place. The burial rituals are so different, yet so interesting in comparison to what I am accustomed to in Georgia. Eerily beautiful. It does seem that the grounds have deteriorated since the last...More

Thank Lara L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I toured through Save our Cemeteries, which is an organization that uses the funds from tours to restore graves and cemeteries around New Orleans. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to provide us in-depth information on the history, legend, and logistics of this...More

Thank Jenn E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to this cemeterie many times in the past, and i was s shocked and disgusted to discover that you must now pay 20.00 to walk into a PUBLIC CEMETERIE Supposedly barbecue of muggings, but I think it is greed. This is where...More

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30 July 2018|
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Response from cdrake3460 | Reviewed this property |
No, you have to go on a guided tour. So there is an admission charge. About $20/person. It's a private cemetery. The public one, somewhere else in N.O., is open to the public.
12 June 2018|
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Response from KarenKayT | Reviewed this property |
There are several different companies that offers tours here. You would need to check with the tour operator that you were considering. There are some areas of the cemetery that are narrow and some places are uneven... More
26 March 2018|
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Response from stevendD6925DX | Reviewed this property |
A good tour guild can make it 30 or 45 minutes. very interesting.