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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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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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You can't go in without a guide, which I am glad they protect the cemetery this way. It is a beautiful look into the history of New Orleans.

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Chesterton, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go in without a guide, which I am glad they protect the cemetery this way. It is a beautiful look into the history of New Orleans.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

About 5 years ago I visited this site and basically walked in on my own, was able to take it all in, take my time and enjoy the history of this location. Today one must have a tour guide, which means you have to pay for a tour, and you are not allowed to wander on your own. These are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cemetery closes at 3pm, so if you don't want to be rushed, give yourself a good hour and a half to leisurely wander through it. ( Unless you want to take a guided tour ) Within walking distance from the quarter, took us about 7 mins to walk from Toulouse Street. It's a smaller cemetery but home to Marie Laveau's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take the time for a guided tour of this cemetery and be prepared for sights and stories fitting the New Orleans reputation of a city with rich and strange happenings. You will receive an education about the burial procedures in this and other Cities of the Dead in the area. It is fascinating, yet macabre in many ways. You will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to take the tour offered by the Voodoo Bone Lady. Brian (tour guide) knows the history of this cemetery well. Must see: Marie Laveaux (sp?) tomb, and tomb (future) of Nicholas Cage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the French Quarter Phantoms tour of the cemetery. The meeting place is a bar, so they offer to give you a drink to take along. There were about 20 people on the tour and Robert was our guide. He was interesting and gave a lot of details about the residents of the cemetery and the burial practices in... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this cemetery via the New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour operated by Gray Line New Orleans. The tour guide was knowledgeable and excellent at weaving a good story from history fact and rumor. Beautiful and intriguing location steeped in history and lore.

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Gotta give props to Renew Dodge as our early am tour guide this last Tuesday morning. She is so good at what she does n it shows in her knowledge n luv of Nolas history. Even tho we had some not so respectful people on our tour she handled it like a pro n we were very impressed n pleased... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

St. Louis #1 is the oldest existing cemetery in New Orleans. Go with a guide so you will understand the complicated history and traditions of New Orleans cemeteries. This is like a city of the dead with all the mausoleums of various sizes on the grounds. Marie Laveau and her daughter's graves are here along with many other famous early... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our bus tour of the city, our guide took us through the St. Louis Cemetery, the history and way people are buried there was fascinating. I won't say more, I'd ruin the surprise!

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