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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“voodoo queen” (177 reviews)
“above ground” (251 reviews)
“marie laveau” (209 reviews)
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
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+1 504-596-3050
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A very interesting place. We took the one hour $10 tour. It was great. You can not go on own without a tour guide. Interesting history of why they intern people above ground. Families interned there, Nicholas Cage pyramid and the Voodoo Queen. Well worth...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

I could stay in this cemetery for hours slowly pouring over every grave but that is not possible since the Church only allows guided tours now due to vandalism. Our tour guide, Carlo Gambino, was knowledgeable and funny. For $20 a person you can walk...More

Thank Chrissy S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on the Hop on Hop off bus, and it stops at a station right across the street from the cemetery. I thought what the heck. We got Jackie as a tour guide and she was so sweet and spunky. We all got homemade...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gray, our tour guide, was awesome. Gray has a love of history and of New Orleans. This was a very interesting tour. I learned a lot about above ground burials and about some famous ppl from New Orleans.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

You will need a tour guide to get into here because of previous vandalism, but we highly recommend Kathy at freetoursbyfoot.com for providing the tour. She is full of insight and information, and you will learn a lot in the 1.5 - 2 hours you...More

Thank JasonJessica D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our guide told some great stories about the tombs and saying that emanated from the above ground burials. Seems like not much has changed over the centuries...even the rude “holier than thou... rules do not apply” from Hollywood and the easy rider movie made its...More

Thank TikiTex
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Since you can't go in on your own(due to past vandalism) we signed up with a tour group. It was HOT but the tour guide told us lots of interesting information about various tombs inside. I do think the Nic Cage one is tacky and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of history, had an amazing tour guide who taught us a lot! Thought you could tour on your own but now mandatory to do a guided tour. Nicholas Cage has a tomb there and there is an interesting story behind that. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank krakengoodtimes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very interesting tour that teaches you a lot about the original history of New Orleans. Ren with Two Chicks Walking Tours did a great job with his storytelling and explaining the different grave-sites.

Thank marmac326
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was like a bucket list thing for me. I would never visit New Orleans alone because it is not safe and my husband was never able to go with me. He was working close by and had the wkend off and off to New...More

Thank Lisagtankersley
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sissyanddusty
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
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Daisy P
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.
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Daisy P
26 March 2018|
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Response from JonandLaura1 | Reviewed this property |
About one hour
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