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The Infamous City of the Dead Cemetery Tour

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Highlights
  • Explore historic St. Louis Cemetery #1 with a guide
  • Learn the history behind the oldest and most famous graveyard in New Orleans
  • A licensed, guided tour is the only way to enter this hallowed site
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The Infamous City of the Dead Cemetery Tour
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Overview
Visit the oldest and most legendary graveyard in New Orleans on a guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1. It's not possible to enter alone, so let a guide share the cemetery’s storied history and show you the most intriguing above-ground tombs. Bonus: This is the only tour that includes a group ritual and blessing at the final resting place of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, one of the most visited graves in the United States.
What to Expect
After connecting with your guide and group near St. Louis Cemetery #1 in central New Orleans, enter the gates of the city's oldest graveyard, known for its ornate yet decaying tombs and reports of paranormal activity. Archdiocese rules now forbid visitors to enter alone, so a licensed guided tour is the only way to explore this legendary site. Learn about the long history of the cemetery, which holds the remains of more than 100,000 people, and New Orleans’ unique above-group burial practices.

Feel free to take pictures as your guide leads you to some of the most interesting and important family tombs, including the alleged final resting place of famed voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. Perform a special group ritual and blessing here at America’s second-most visited grave (after that of Elvis), and discover more about voodoo during a stop in historic Congo Square. You’ll also see one of the first mortuaries in New Orleans before the tour ends.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Amazing tour!!!

We have taken several tours in the past and this one was the absolute best ever. Our guide Bree was so fun and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

1  Thank firebob52002
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Excellent tour!

Brie was an excellent tour guide and answered any questions that we had with enthusiasm. We were the only ones who booked the morning tour so it was very small and casual. She also recommended some great places to eat outside the French quarter.

1  Thank austinclamon
Reviewed 1 week ago
Surreal

We visited several of the cemetery’s during our stay. Very cool to just walk around in a quite atmosphere and take it all in. Rode the trolleys 🚃, very cool.

Thank Kicks36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyable tour!

We actually took this tour today and our local guide was Bri! She was very knowledgeable and humorous! The tour in itself was interesting and touched several categories in regards to New Orleans and the cemetery, which is the last stop of the tour. The...More

5  Thank Myron C
Onassys B, Owner at The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the tour, Myron! Our team loves showing guests around New Orleans, and we always appreciate hearing people love it! Hope to see you again someday. Safe travels, The team at The Voodoo Bone Tours

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile
Great tour

Great experience, we took two tours, the haunted tour with randy and he was spectacular, then we took the city of the dead tour with our guide Bri. She was very knowledgeable and funny. Overall it has been an amazing trip and both tours have...More

2  Thank angelica j
Onassys B, Owner at The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Angelica, we're thrilled you enjoyed the tour so much -- we'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Randy and Bri! Thanks for taking the time to share your recommendation and support. Hope we get the chance to have you back again real soon!...More

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2 hours but it goes by really fast and as well as seing the graveyard you also get a brief history of new Orleans as well
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