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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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We turned up and Angel was our guide. She was very informative and as she walked through the cemetery with her cape and fangs she looked very spooky. The Voodoo queen tomb and Nicholas Cage was interesting to see

Thank Debra R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did this tour with witches brew. Our tour guide was Trevor and he was awesome. He grew up in 5th ward and was really knowledgeable about local traditions, information and culture. This was worth every penny and would easily recommend to anyone.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used the NO City of the Dead Cemetery #1 Tour. Mary Lynn was our knowledgeable guide who showed us not only the highlights but gave the historical perspective of each spot we stopped. A worthy two hours of walking time with stops for water...More

Thank hamesk0
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My group from Oregon was just so entertained by Denise Augustine's performance at the cemetery, she's a performance theater show much more than just a guide. Ask for only her!

Thank W1352BMdana
Reviewed 6 days ago

So much to taken in, more info than you could possible want or remember. There were so many tours happening...short waits for the Voodoo Queen, everything else was a walk around and listen to the guide. Can not be seen on your own. Tours only,...More

Thank Mahnke2
Reviewed 6 days ago

My adult daughter and I took a tour that included this VERY impressive cemetery. Although it is impressive by itself, a tour guide can bring it so much more to life. The many descriptions and stories that surround the graves are something else! Of course,...More

Thank cisco289
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour with a great guide, John! Saw the Voodoo Queens Tomb & learned a lot about New Orleans history. Very cool!

Thank JenniferK24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been to this place in the past and it is a wonderful stop but because of vandalism and fools it is no longer free and you cant walk around at your leisure. The cost for a tour is $20 which I think is ludicrous!...More

Thank RaoulL904
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are semi-cleaned. Some have been kept up and some have not! The history behind it is very interesting.

Thank Pennie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was difficult finding what times etc to show up for a tour. I looked on the cemetery website and it said 10:00 on Sunday. So after taking a cab there, the man at the gate said she’s already on the first tour (I thought...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.