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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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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour
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St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 Small-Group 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 good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“voodoo queen” (170 reviews)
“above ground” (246 reviews)
“marie laveau” (204 reviews)
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
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+1 504-596-3050
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"voodoo queen"
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"above ground"
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"marie laveau"
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"nicholas cage"
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"tour guide"
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"burial site"
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"buried here"
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"homer plessy"
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"louis cemetery"
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"burial practices"
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"walking tour"
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"french quarter"
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"free tours by foot"
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"great tour"
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"walk around"
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"vandalism"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here with a tour guide - Judy - who had been doing tours here for years. She let us know right away that she was a retired history teacher, and this tour was history. She was born here and would be buried here....More

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed yesterday

Recommend taking the Tour By Steven of the St Louis Cemetery and Garden District. It was informative and fun and a very enjoyable way to spend a couple hours.

Thank Karen O
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Reviewed yesterday

our guide was well informed and knew all the history of new Orleans and Louisiana, voodoo queens grave is located in a secret spot from visitors and cages tomb is a pyramid costing a million dollars to build,[fortunately for Him, he's not here yet]. due...More

Thank grandpalouisn
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was so interesting to learn where the saying, "bag of bones" comes from. Very informative tour and so interesting.

Thank Nicole A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This would be a good stop except that now days, you have to pay $20.00 per person to get in and you have to have a tour guide as well. just to walk around the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. This is the supposed resting...More

Thank Ge0rgetravels
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Ms.Denise Augustine, is an engaging and educational storyteller. Loved learning about voodoo queen, Marie Leveau, as well as the musicians tomb, and the whole Nick Cage saga. Denise clearly loves her city and we loved this tour! Bring sunscreen!

Thank Alexis N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have heard the old country song of Marie Laveau you old ugly witch, so I wanted to visit her grave. I really enjoyed the tour and the stories of some of the graves. Nicholas Cage bought a grave site and build a pyramid site...More

Thank Melba P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The church now charges $20 per person for entry to the cemetery and you must be accompanied by one of their tour guides. Recommend that you ride St Charles streetcar to Washington Ave and tour Lafayette cemetery for free on your own. Guided tour optional....More

Thank Teresa A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had one quick night and busy day to visit New Orleans again. We took the Royal Carriages tour through the French Quarter and a stop at the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Our driver, Mark , was a thoroughly entertaining and informed tour guide,...More

Thank Laurie S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First things first: if you want to visit the cemetery, you have to do the tour. They don’t let people walk in unattended. You do not have to make reservations, you can just show up at the gate. The tour is planned for 45 minutes,...More

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Daisy P
26 March 2018|
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Response from stevendD6925DX | Reviewed this property |
A good tour guild can make it 30 or 45 minutes. very interesting.
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Daisy P
26 March 2018|
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Response from JonandLaura1 | Reviewed this property |
About one hour
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3mconway
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
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