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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour provided by TOURS by STEVEN

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Uncover the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard on an official tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The storied site can only be visited with a licensed guide, so don't miss the chance to stroll down avenues lined with crumbling vaults and ornate statues that mark the remains of famous former residents like “Voodoo queen” Marie Laveau.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    501 Basin St
    501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Departure Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
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    Basin St. Station
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    501 Basin St
    501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Departure Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Gain access to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on a guided tour—it’s the only way to visit
  • Learn about the graveyard’s history and New Orleans’ above-ground burial practices
  • See the legendary tomb of Marie Laveau and other famous figures
  • Head straight for the highlights on an express tour that fits easily into most itineraries
Important Information
Departure Point
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour may be difficult for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
  • NOTE: St. Louis #1 is an ACTIVE cemetery and may have funerals at the time of your scheduled tour and may be closed to the public, if this situation arises, we will do our best to reschedule you to another tour time.
  • You are unable to leave anything or take anything from the cemetery.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kristan A wrote a review Aug 2020
Waterloo, Iowa33 contributions15 helpful votes
Our tour guide, Trisha, was fantastic! I’ve been to the city before and it was interesting learning all the little rod bits I wasn’t aware of beforehand. I loved how informative and personable our guide was, she took the time to get to know us and answer all our questions. The
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Randy S wrote a review Jul 2020
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1 hour long tour, very interesting, a guide knows a lot of the details you might miss on your own, You can't visit this one on your own, there are other old cemeteries that could be visited on your own, you cannot leave the guide.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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73tonia wrote a review Jun 2020
Riviera Beach, United States19 contributions16 helpful votes
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The cemetery itself is fascinating - the architecture, the history, the unusual way it's laid out. Our tour guide was very informative and humorous at the same time (not in a corny way). My favorite thing was to see the grave of civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Neffdogg wrote a review Apr 2020
Rohnert Park, California22 contributions32 helpful votes
For those who saw the movie, Easy Rider, the final scene in the cemetery was shot at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. It was because of this very R rated scene, only approved documentaries can new be filmed here, and you also must be part of a guided tour. Nicholas Cage has his tomb
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Date of experience: January 2020
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2KaTTs wrote a review Apr 2020
Washington2,057 contributions23 helpful votes
We were unsure about taking a cemetery tour, and booked at the last minute, but so glad we did! The value is not so much in looking at tombs, but in all the stories and history behind many of them and New Orleans in general.
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Angie was our tour guide and she was awesome! She was full of energy and extremely knowledgeable. We learned a lot
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Architecture history was awesome
We arrived for our tour on a gorgeous New Orleans spring day and met our guide Angie. She was full of historical de
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Highly recommend this tour !!!
It was our first trip to New Orleans. Angi the tour guide did a great job sharing the history of The Garden Distric
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Love the Garden District
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Great Guide, Beautiful Neighborhood
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Such a fun, and educational experience!
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Cherished memories!
Angie was full of energy and knowledge! Never a dull moment and so many incredible stories. We had a wonderful tour
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