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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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  • 1-hour tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
  • Visit the oldest and most famous graveyard in New Orleans
  • See the ornate tombs of high-society families and famous former residents
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour
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Overview
Step inside the walls of the oldest and most legendary burial ground in New Orleans on a guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The storied graveyard—which can only be visited with a guide—is the final resting place of many illustrious Louisiana families and has been featured in Hollywood films like ‘Easy Rider.’ Learn about the city's curious above-ground burial practices as you walk among elaborate vaults and see the mysterious tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Visitors Center across the street from the cemetery and begin with learning about the geographical challenges of New Orleans. The city is primarily below sea level, including the major canals in the city designed to prevent flooding and the effects of Hurricane Katrina. 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.

Hear about the original cemetery in the French Quarter and why it was moved. 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.
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Reviews (112)
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Always Do A Tour

Karen was our tour guide and she was definitely amazing. It ended up just being my boyfriend and I which made it so much better. Karen was extremely knowledgeable and informative and made little jokes which I loved, definitely lightened the mood. We highly enjoyed...More

1  Thank Tori C
Reviewed 4 days ago
Worth the time

Karen was a great guide and the time was well spent. Only 4 in our group which was great compared to some of the huge groups wondering around the cemetery. I would highly recommend the tour to others.More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KBiesecker
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking our St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour! Karen is a wealth of knowledge about the cemetery and we love to hear that you felt it was time well spent. Small groups really do enhance the experience and we are so...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
Loved the tour

Our tour of the St. Louis Cemetary No. 1 was outstanding. We enjoyed having Karen as our tour guide. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and had a wealth of information for all in our group. She was courtesy to other tour guides, as to not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lmjjt
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so glad to hear that you felt your St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour with Karen was outstanding. The cemetery can get busy so we are thrilled that you were able to spend quality time at the tombs getting pictures and having...More

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Cemetery tour

Wonderful tour. Guide was on time, professional and personable! Recommend this tour of beautiful cemetery!More

Thank Joan M
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking our St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour! The cemetery is one of the most unique and beautiful places in New Orleans. We are so happy that we got to share it with you and that you had such a lovely...More

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The Spirits of St Louis

Chad, our guide, did a fantastic job of weaving together the graves in the cemetery with the history of the city. He was quite knowledgeable & had a lighthearted way of making a cemetary visit enjoyable.More

Thank halben1
toursbystevenoffice, Front Office Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so happy to hear that you had a great time in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1! The cemetery is filled with so much history and has so many stories. Chad is an excellent and knowledgable story teller, which really brings the cemetery alive....More

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nancyemi513
28 October 2018|
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Response from greagan | Reviewed this property |
History of the cemetery has lots of strange doings, but this tour is not for the voodoo info seeker. The focus is on mostly factual information, which includes the practitioners of voodoo, but not so much about their actual... More
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allanc91
23 July 2018|
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Response from 921willb | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is where Marie laveau is buried.
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