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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
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+1 504-596-3050

Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed...

Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery 1
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour

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Visiting the dead and not on Day of the Dead

Very interesting to learn about how they inter people here as opposed to the way things are done up north.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Montville, New Jersey
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Fun visit if you're interested in the cities more ghostly side. Requires a tour guide but the tour itself took only about 45 minutes and it turned out to be quite useful having a guide.

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Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting to learn about how they inter people here as opposed to the way things are done up north.

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Independence, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like cemeteries, you'll enjoy walking around the St. Louis Cemetery. It's an easy stroll and you can see some really old tombs.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing how many families are buried within one tomb. The history of some tombs and the legal battles ensued to be buried with past ancestors is incredible. Take a tour and get the local history. The carvings and stonework is incredible.

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Brick, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

walking on the tour of this cemetery is totally amazing, to see the new tomb that was made there for the actor Nicholas Cage when he passes on and all the other tombs of other famous people.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have a guide take you through so that you get a sense of the history of the oldest above-ground cemetery.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour guide was very informative. She explained the process of the gravesides. I am fazinated by old cemeteries so this was a special treat for me.

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Thamesford, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were not sure if we wanted to spend the money but we were glad we did. Our guides name was Denise Augustine and she was fabulous. The tour might not have been as good without her. She was full of interesting facts and stories that made you want to keep going. When you go make sure to wear a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take it with the French Tour Phantoms tour group. Tour guides are educated and extremely entertaining. The cemetery is beautiful and rich with history. Definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made the mistake of booking a tour at 11am. It was incredibly hot with absolutely no shade. The tour was interesting but In 100 degree weather quite unbearable for 2 1/2 hours. You need to go book for an early morning or late evening and bring a hat and water.

Thank Joan M

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