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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour

  • Express tour of the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
  • Enter the city's oldest graveyard with a licensed guide, the only way in
  • See the legendary tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau
One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Tour departs at 10:30am
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Tour departs at 1:30pm
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Unlock the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard in a short amount of time with this tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. A guided tour is a must as it’s the only way to enter due to archdiocese rules. Walk among elaborate family vaults and the tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, and learn about the city’s above-ground burial practices from a guide.

What to Expect

Connect with your guide in the French Quarter and take a short walk to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most legendary of New Orleans’ “Cities of the Dead.” Learn about the history of burial in New Orleans, including the city’s distinctive above-ground methods that are necessary when below sea level.

Enter the cemetery gates with your guide for a 1-mile walk through cobblestone avenues and elaborate burial vaults you may recognize from films like Easy Rider. Because of archdiocese regulations, visitors cannot enter most New Orleans cemeteries alone, so a guided tour is the only way to go. See the tombs of prominent Louisiana families, and hear the legends that swirl around the the alleged final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

The tour ends at Basin Street Station.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
For a quick tour this was awesome!

Angel was our guide. We were unable to find parking near the meeting place so they allowed us to park and meet up half way between meeting place and cemetery. Angel was informative explained things that we didn't know and wanted to. If you are...More

Thank cadediane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Historic and INFORMATIVE

Graham was our guide - very knowledgeable of the History of this Cemetery - loved seeing the old history and the new "pyramid" burial for Nicholas Cage at some future date. He explained how and why graves were built like they were. Knowledge you won't...More

1  Thank barbaraaV5307EI
Reviewed 10 May 2018
Without guide trying to get in.

I was interrested in the grave of Marie Leveau. Entry 20 dollar at the entrance only guided tours. Thera are more cemeterys like Saint Luois 1. You can go there by yourself or have a tour by a local guide who works on tips. I...More

1  Thank hkoper
Reviewed 16 April 2018
The best (and only) way to see the St. Louis Cemetery.

Very informative. Would had missed much of the detail had we not been on a guided tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the cemetery and surrounding area. On our walk to the cemetery she also pointed out very interesting buildings...More

1  Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 9 April 2018
Great Cemetery Tour

Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and informative and described and pointed out many historical facts. Great tour for 1 hr and well worth the cost.

Thank Mark S
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