We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,733)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“voodoo queen”(186 reviews)
“above ground”(265 reviews)
“marie laveau”(221 reviews)
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
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
from USD 10.00
More Info
from USD 20.00
More Info
from USD 13.49
More Info
from USD 21.60
More Info
Reviews (3,437)
Filter reviews
3,277 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews voodoo queen above ground marie laveau nicholas cage tour guide burial site buried here homer plessy louis cemetery walking tour french quarter free tours by foot great tour walk around vandalism pyramids plot
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,277 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on a 45 minute tour in freezing weather, but the enthusiasm of the guide meant we didn’t feel the cold. Great storirs and a real New Orleans experience. Highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is interesting to see the old grave sites and to learn what actually killed a lot of the people. It does get repetitive after a while but you should see it to get a better feel for the history of the general area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kahnman1938
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was super cold and windy and there were only two of us. Our guide, Sandi, was a trooper! She was very interesting and did a good job of balancing the history of the cemetery with the lore. Alton the driver of the bus was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jmryan74
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't just walk through it, take a guided tour and learn the history behind this beautiful cemetery. Find Jay! He does a city tour and is very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TorontoCeeCee
Reviewed 3 days ago

By all means visit this interesting place and hear the stories of the many famous folks who rest here. This cemetery is usually on the French Qtr walking tours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sightsee543549
Reviewed 4 days ago

You need a tour guide to get in, but it's worth the visit. Learned so much about New Orleans culture, history, and more. Who knew you could do that in a little cemetery?

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maggietakespix
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

St. Louis Cemetery #3 is located at 425 Basin St. in The Treme neighborhood. This is where the infamous voodoo queen Marie Laveau is buried. This is also the oldest cemetery in New Orleans built in 1789. You must have a tour guide to enter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jodih792
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very different and interesting.Basically mauseleums for families above ground burials that were placed in a cement box and later when the body had lost its moisture content the bones were slotted into the mausoleum

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Q4808GBdaves
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am absolutely intrigued by the old cemeteries in NOLA! Fascinating to walk through and see what I have seen for years in movies! Must do while in NOLA!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Vanessa F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's sad that I cold only get in with a tour, and didn't have any time to visit and photograph the tombs, but the two short tours I took were great. Beautiful tombs. My only wish is that I had more time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shealafemme
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 171 nearby hotels
Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter
675 reviews
.14 km away
Maison Dupuy
3,074 reviews
.29 km away
Chateau Orleans
130 reviews
.31 km away
Dauphine Orleans Hotel
4,034 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,159 nearby restaurants
Louisiana Bistro
562 reviews
.35 km away
Cafe Conti
356 reviews
.38 km away
1,474 reviews
.35 km away
The Bombay Club
519 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,150 nearby attractions
Our Sacred Stories
97 reviews
.06 km away
Saenger Theatre
350 reviews
.32 km away
Basin St. Station
94 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
30 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from stevendD6925DX | Reviewed this property |
A good tour guild can make it 30 or 45 minutes. very interesting.