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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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Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery 1
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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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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 good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“above ground” (226 reviews)
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The hubby and I visited this graveyard by using tour company Witches Brew Tours. Our tour guide, Skip, was funny, informative and genuinely seem to enjoy what he does. Comfy shoes are a must. You can only visit the graveyards with a tour group(this went...More

Thank Mendy G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I would say jump on a tour and get yourself in and learn something new (for the extra dollar the Catholic Diocese charges you it’s worth it). Nicholas Cage and his pyramid scheme kind of ruins the coolness of the old cemetery but not enough...More

Thank alisafranz50by50
Reviewed yesterday

This is in the garden district and well worth a visit. We did a self guided walking tour , which we prefered rather than standing in a group. If in the garden district this is interesting to visit.

Thank PennyOscarson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history and stories about each mausoleum were interesting enough. The cemetery is very small and there are multiple tours at the same time but you’re not allowed to go inside unless you’re in a tour group. But don’t go on a Voodoo and cemetery...More

Thank Fabiola925
Reviewed yesterday

I did the tour discounted with the Big Red Bus. It leaves from the visitor center on Basin Street There were only 3 of us on the tour and Martha was our guide. I have mixed feelings about this tour. Martha had a very strong...More

Thank juri62
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a tour with Gray Line Tours and the guide was brill. Very knowledgeable about the cemetery and the history of it all, she was funny and engaging and we learned a lot.

Thank Chick774
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You cannot visit this cemetery without an official tour guide, due to acts of vandalism when the cemetery was previously open without restriction. We went with Free Tours by Foot, which is the cheapest way to do it. We enjoyed seeing the tomb of Marie...More

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would highly recommend a visit here. You need a guide to go inside but the information that they share with you is worth it. There are some notable tombs including the resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. I would highly recommend you stop...More

Thank Maggster29
Reviewed 5 days ago

Second trip to New Orleans, second tour to a cemetery. Lots of history, seems creepy thing to do, but both times was worth doing.

Thank Maws_coquitlam
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun place to visit - can only go inside with a guided tour (we took Two Chick's). Nice to get some history behind the cemetery.

Thank bolkin
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26 October 2017|
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Response from catcharmer | Reviewed this property |
Lots of options for touring this cemetery. However, unless it's part of a combo tour your already taking, if you just wanna check it out. Follow what mrmeman1 advised you can go into the large depot station next door to it... More
Gracie E
2 August 2017|
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Response from Jenne-25 | Reviewed this property |
Three chicks hands down. The 9 AM tour was great because it wasn't too hot yet.
Gracie E
2 August 2017|
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Response from tif316 | Reviewed this property |
Earlier in the morning the better, does get hot. We went through Witch Brew Tours, Rose the guide was great! Found a groupon which made it a two for one. I enjoyed it and would do it again.