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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
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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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This is a very old cemetery. Learn about the old traditions for above ground burials. Go pn the tour. It is the only way you will be allowed inside. There are several famous... read more

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very old cemetery. Learn about the old traditions for above ground burials. Go pn the tour. It is the only way you will be allowed inside. There are several famous people in here, which adds to the entertainment. I learned alot about NO, its history and culture. I say, if time allows, take a tour. You can... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Who tours Cemeteries on vacation? We do when they are recommended by friends and we are glad that we did!!! "Denise" from across the street gave us a very informative, personal private tour of St. Louis 1. We learned so much about some that are buried there, how they are buried, how many. Some history on those that are currently... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting a cemetery in New Orleans is a must and St. Louis No. 1 is the oldest and the closest to the French Quarter. Tours are $20 and they start frequently throughout the day. Our guide was very informative, had a great personality and was a great presenter.

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Marrero, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you come to New Orleans you should visit at least one the numerous commentaries, each one is different and each has its own story. Find a good tour guide and just listen to the story of how they became they way they are.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't care much for the overall tour this was part of, but going into the cemetery was the most interesting. Family tombs, old and new with some familiar names. Such a fascinating piece of cultural practice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

New Orleans is like no other place in the U.S. The history and culture stand alone. It may sound crazy, but the cemeteries in New Orleans are a must visit. The crypts are built above the ground in these old cemeteries. If at all possible take a walking tour of New Orleans. The historians that give the tours will tell... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see in NOLA. Its a good chill activity after a long might. Just make sure your ready for the heat because there aren't to many places to catch some shade. Bring an umbrella and a cold drink. There is a lot of history and some behind the scenes stories that will really surprise you. The only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Church run tours at $20.00 each, but you can arrange something private tour of about 45 minutes with your own personal guide at $15.00 each . Our guide Denise Augustine is a local residen, informative , entertaining and really enjoys her chosen job. She had an overwhelming amount of information.

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will need a guide, but that is good because otherwise you will never know the stories. A great way to see this cemetary is to take a Royal Carriage ride that incorporates this into the hour ride.

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Ennis, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to have Denise as our tour guide who did an excellent job, was knowledgeable and answered all our questions. This is the site of the tomb of Marie Laveau. There is a public parking area next to the cemetery on Basin St and a visitor center that had been a train station. Well worth the trip... More 

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