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New Orleans' City of the Dead Cemetery No. 1 Tour

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Highlights
  • Explore one of New Orleans' busiest areas without worrying about getting lost 
  • Safely go to a voodoo ritual shop with a guide who’s familiar with the religion
  • Quickly find Marie Laveau’s grave from thousands of headstones 
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New Orleans' City of the Dead Cemetery No. 1 Tour
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9:00am Tour
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1:30pm Tour
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Overview
New Orleans can be an intimidating place to tackle on your own, especially when you’re interested in the city’s deep voodoo roots. This tour makes it easy by guaranteeing a spot on a guided tour that not only dives deep into the Big Easy’s voodoo culture, but also quickly takes you to famous graves at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
What to Expect
Your tour meets at the corner of Royal and Conti Streets in New Orleans' French Quarter, where your guide first shows you some of the well-known architecture of the area, such as the Creole townhouses and shotgun homes.

As you go, your guide shares stories about the city’s rich voodoo history and famous practitioners of the religion such as Marie Laveau. Your guide takes you to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, one of the city’s oldest cemeteries, which opened in 1789. At the cemetery, see the famous tomb of Laveau, as well as other former voodoo masters. It's often difficult to view the city's cemeteries without a guide, and this tour ensures you'll not only be able to enter quickly, but also find the most interesting tombs.

Before your tour ends, see more crypts and mausoleums in the cemetery, pop into a voodoo ritual shop, and stop by Congo Square.

Your tour ends in the French Quarter near Jackson Square, and your guide can provide directions back to the starting point or your hotel or recommendations for what to do next.
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Loved the tour, great history delivered thoughtfully BUT ...

Alan was our guide for the afternoon walking tour. The tour was great, loved hearing the history both common and more obscure. Pace was leisurely without being slow - there was also a break in the middle for a rest at the visitor centre. Loved...More

Thank Kylie H
Reviewed 6 days ago
Loved this tour!! Fred was great!!

My husband and I both agree that this was our favorite tour in New Orleans - we took the 11 am tour last Tuesday with Fred and we learned so much about the history of the St Louis Cemetery #1, Marie Laveau, the French Quarter,...More

Thank alambert003
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Enlightening

Our tour guide Marta was stellar! She knows a ton about the city’s history, especially the stories of the diverse underdogs of society. Highly recommend!

Thank gemily624
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Good Tour

We booked the 9 a.m. tour - thank goodness we did - it was HOT! The tour lasts approx. 2 hours - Bruce was our tour guide and he was funny, informative, and answered questions. Bruce knew a lot about New Orleans and did his...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Informative Tour

Did the 11am tour, very hot would recommend the earliest tour during the Summer. Trevor was the guide, he was informative, animated and answered questions quickly. Only drawback was the actual cemetery part was a bit rushed. Otherwise enjoyable tour.

2  Thank Randall F
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Krystle P
19 July 2018|
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Response from Candy B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The cemetery tour is done during the day. While the Voodoo Vampire tour is done at night or late afternoon. Cemetery tour I found was more informative I learned so much about New Orleans, which included the buildings... More
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Lourdes B
26 June 2018|
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Response from mcurcio2016 | Reviewed this property |
The cemetery closes before dusk. This was a day you inside the cemetery. Maybe other cemetery’s are open later for that reason.
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Carla B
12 June 2018|
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Response from KristenLouise65 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't with the tour but I did on my own. It was near Preservation Hall. Small but very cool. There's also a voodoo museum located at 724 Dumaine St. It costs $5 to get in. It's very tiny but you will learn a lot! I also... More
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