Basin St. Station
Basin St. Station
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Welcoming thousands of visitors into New Orleans every day, Basin St. Station provides an authentic and exciting introduction to our richly diverse and historic city. The first floor contains a staffed visitor information center featuring educational community exhibits, a performance venue, a walking tour kiosk, and an authentically New Orleans and Louisiana gift shop. Located in the lobby of Basin St. Station Welcome Center, the Basin St. Cafe is a French Market style grab-n-go New Orleans coffee bar run by Messina’s. The Rooftop on Basin, a special event space perched atop Basin St. Station, offers stunning views overlooking the French Quarter. The salon and terrace spaces offer guests a unique flavor of New Orleans by merging the traditional with an elegant chic style of New Orleans.
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Neighbourhood: Tremé
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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CharlieV2011
Chicago, IL1,622 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I did a tour and I really learned a lot! The tour begins at check in at Basin Street Station where there are restrooms, a water fountain, and a gift shop. Once you enter the cemetery, the tour guide provides so much interesting information on the vaults that relates to culture, how and when the vaults can be opened, and present day practices. Walking through, you will see vaults in various condition, celebrity vaults, and discuss historic figures at the cemetery such as Homer Plessy and Marie Laveau. I had a great time!
Written 17 April 2024
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Santtu10
Basingstoke, UK210 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great visit of the cemetery with a gentleman that I did not catch the name of (Robert?) as he was talking too quickly.

I know there is a lot to say in 45 minutes but please slow down and consider the non American speakers like us. Sometimes we were really struggling to understand what he was saying. I hate to admit but sometimes I did not have a clue what he said… it’s a real shame…

However the tour was good and I would recommend it.
Written 17 April 2024
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Alex C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Our tour guide Richie was absolutely amazing. He was such a lovely person who had an incredibly knowledge and most of all passion for the history of the city and the cemetery.

A great little tour to fit into your trip to New Orleans, that touches onto everything from the founding of the city, celebrity graves, the unique Creole burying methods, the war of 1812 and the voodoo and spirit culture of the city.

Highly recommend! Ask for Richie!!
Written 17 April 2024
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Jennifer S
College Place, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was amazingly informative. Our guide was knowledgeable and had a great way of explaining everything. I left feeling like if I was given a quiz about how the cemetery was established, the most famous and infamous residents, and how the family plots worked, I would absolutely ace it.
Written 17 April 2024
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Hi Jennifer, Reviews like yours are what we strive for! Thank you for choosing our tour and for taking the time to share your experience. We're thrilled that you had a great time
Written 18 April 2024
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Monique D
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Parking at the basin Street station was very easy and the gift shop was adorable. Our tour guide, Rahsaan Parker, was engaging and knowledgeable. He had a great personality and had me smiling during the entire tour. The walk is easy and the tour went quickly. I was surprised when it ended because I enjoyed it so much!
If you have interest in the cemeteries including who is buried there and how and why crypts are used in New Orleans, it is well worth the money to go on this tour!
Written 17 April 2024
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Hi Monique, We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Rahsaan. Thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderful review and perfect rating.
Written 18 April 2024
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Queenoftraveling
Wisconsin42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This tour was very interesting. Will was very professional, knowledgeable and shared a lot of information. Tour started promptly and was about 45 minutes in length. Definitely would recommend this tour to others.
Written 16 April 2024
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Thanks for taking and recommending our tour! We're thrilled that you had a great experience with Will!
Written 18 April 2024
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T T
Dana Point, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Zelda is an incredible guide full of positive energies and impassioned accounts of the interned. She brings the history of the plots back to life, gory details and true civil activists alike. Totally worth waiting for her shift
Written 15 April 2024
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Thanks for the feedback. We think Zelda is pretty great too. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and will be sure to pass on your kind words.
Written 17 April 2024
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Grace C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Wonderful way to see this unique cemetery. Zelda provided us with a lot of history and s one interesting trivia about the residents, future residents and some unruly visitors. Very interesting tour
Written 13 April 2024
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Zelda. Thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderful review and perfect rating.
Written 15 April 2024
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gvuckov
Chicago, IL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just finished the walking tour of the cemetery with Zelda, our guide. She was excellent! Provided history, personal antidotes and humor. Well worth the time and money to experience. Zelda thank you!!
Written 12 April 2024
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Very cool! Thrilled you had a great tour with Zelda. We'll be sure to let her know!
Written 15 April 2024
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Michelle S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Guide was very knowledgeable and kept the tour on track. We had decent weather. Cemetery #1 was beautiful. I would recommend this tour.
Written 12 April 2024
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Hi Michelle, Thank you for choosing our historic tour during your recent New Orleans stay. We appreciate your excellent 5-star rating and hope to see you again if you ever return to NOLA.
Written 15 April 2024
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