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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 today

Certainly in need of some tender loving care, an impressive cemetery with very helpful docents. Can wander on own and be impressed with the service organization memorials as well as family sites.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deleslie1956
Reviewed yesterday

This is her resting place. As well as her father. Nicholas Cage's new tomb is here waiting for him. A must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 97claudinea
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I first visited Cemetery 1 37 years ago. It has not changed. It is an amazing old cemetery and well worth the visit. A lot of deterioration but a lot of well maintained graves and grave buildings. A must to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stevemarilyn2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing history, don’t miss this. We visited with phantom tours, great experience . Check out Groupon for discount tickets. Even a thunderstorm didn’t change our opinion of this tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pharmgal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Karen was my tour guide. She was fantastic :) Humorous, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. She did an amazing job at sharing information about the cemetery/ burial process and how it fit into the larger context of New Orleans & NOLA history. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tommyleighcole
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had been there before but this place is a good start for your New Orleans history. Nice, cool visitors center.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 81UTaustingrad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were looking forward to walk through the cemetery at our own pace only to find you must have a guide. We understand the requirements for this and appreciated the information provided by our guide during the tour. We might suggest the tour includes more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marang50
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are so happy we came here to learn the history of the area and put things in perspective. We stumbled on a guide and it was well worth the money. Pay a guide and you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Checkmate75
Reviewed 1 week ago

So interesting to see the tombs and hear stories of the families laid to rest there. Must have a licensed tour guide to enter.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was great. My two daughters and myself thought the tour was wonderful. Our tour guide know a lot about the history of the cemetery.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amanda G
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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.