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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 yesterday

No you cannot just visit the cemetery. You have to stay with the $20 tour and you cannot explore on your own. We decided not go but there is a larger cemetery a couple of blocks away that you can walk around all you want...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank J8990EZjamess
Reviewed yesterday

did the walking tour of #1 with a guide from Basin Street station, you cant go alone, the guard will stop you cold if you try to get in with a guide

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank edwardl854
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting NOLA with a friend & we both like cemeteries, so we walked over fm the French Quarter thinking we would just wander through. Couldn’t believe it when we got there & were told we could only get in with a guided tour. We walked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cemeteries were one of the draws, for us, to visit New Orleans and the St Louis did not disappoint. It’s very small compared with some of the others in the city but the history and the stories were great to hear. Keep in mind...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ANR_78
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were taking on tour with Voodoo tours out of the lounge .Bobby was our guide he was fantastic.Do this if you have a chance.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suecheckerhill
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tombstones were very interesting. Marie Laveau is buried there. That was the main reason I went. Just go in the fall or winter when it's cooler.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is fascinating to wander the grounds and soak in the history, hear the stories, and learn about the folks laid to resty here.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Carroll G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took a Haunted History Tour of New Orleans. One of the places we visited was this cemetery. Take the time to learn about the unique burial rituals in New Orleans and about the earth-bound spirits that still haunt many of the cemeteries in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mhumbert2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really enjoy the cemetery but I wouldn’t pay $20 to tour it when you can walk around on your own and feel the history. If you’re looking for someone in particular go to findagrave.com but if you want to see all of the highlights...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NegrilAnnie
Reviewed 6 days ago

The history and function of these above-ground tombs are absolutely fascinating. The burial sites range from old and tumble-down to Nicolas Cage's shiny new pyramid. Marie Laveau's tomb is here, although our tour guide pointed out that's it's not in the location that many guides...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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.