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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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Overview
Uncover the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard on an official tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The storied site can only be visited with a licensed guide, so don't miss the chance to stroll down avenues lined with crumbling vaults and ornate statues that mark the remains of famous former residents like “Voodoo queen” Marie Laveau.
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You'll start at
501 Basin St
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USADeparture Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Meet your guide outside of the Basin Street Visitors Center located at 501 Basin Street, directly across the street from the cemetery. Then, walk to the oldest above-ground cemetery in the city, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. You are required to be with a guide in the cemetery and cannot walk freely through it without your guide. Discover the historical significance of it and the need to protect its architectural integrity. Discuss the burial processes, famous people who are buried in the cemetery, and see the supposed tomb of Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Note: alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the cemetery.
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You'll end at
501 Basin St
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USADeparture Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
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Highlights
  • Gain access to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on a guided tour—it’s the only way to visit
  • Learn about the graveyard’s history and New Orleans’ above-ground burial practices
  • See the legendary tomb of Marie Laveau and other famous figures
  • Head straight for the highlights on an express tour that fits easily into most itineraries
Important Information
Departure Point
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour may be difficult for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
  • NOTE: St. Louis #1 is an ACTIVE cemetery and may have funerals at the time of your scheduled tour and may be closed to the public, if this situation arises, we will do our best to reschedule you to another tour time.
  • You are unable to leave anything or take anything from the cemetery.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: TOURS by STEVEN
Yesenya S
10
Must do in NOLA
We had the pleasure of having John as our tour guide. He was knowledgeable in not just the cemetery but also
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Alicia
10
A MUST have to your NOLA trip
Who wants to sit in a boring history course? Not I! Well, this tour will give you a history lesson THAT STICKS,
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Ri is too short
10
Only needs more.
The tour felt a little rushed, like maybe it should just get extended a half hour so they can go into more depth
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Dawn W
Darien, Connecticut
56
Fantastic tour of cemetery
Learned so much! Tour provided historical facts, and covered a lot with a 1-hour period. Excellent tour guide.
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Excursion360396
10
Wonderful tour by a fabulous guide
Angie was a wonderful tour guide, she was funny, informative and very helpful during the entire tour. I really
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jck123123
Easton, Maryland
28375
Sarah was great!
Awesome tour. Sarah was amazing. Energetic, knowledgeable and very fun. She was constantly aware of her group
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Scidirector
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
138
Great walking tour!
John was a great guide! Very informative tour, with lots of info about the history of the District and
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Camille C
Paradise Island, New Providence Island
20
SARAH - AMAZING
Our tour guide Sarah is simply amazing and passionate about the history and story behind the houses and Nola. She
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Hurleygirl1975
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3729
Worth the trip
Thanks to T for a most wonderful and informative trip around NOLA! We love the history of the town and all the
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Wander822739
10
Walking Tour
Toast was awesome! We loved the tour - it was a little eerie, and very informative. We got to see a different side
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