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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Overview

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.

Reviews (55)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Casey was great

We just did this tour and really enjoyed it. Not too long but packed with fun facts about the people in the tombs and New Orleans history. Our guide Casey was friendly, funny, concise, and loud enough for us to hear him. Thanks Casey!

Thank Caitlin K
French Quarter N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour - lots of great history!

Cassie was a great tour guide! He was very knowledgable in local history and the stories behind the graves! The one-hour tour was a perfect way to learn about this interesting cemetary.

Thank Brian B
French Quarter N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Blast from the Past

To get into this cemetery you have to be a tour guide or be on a guided group. We snagged up a Groupon and got to see all the sites the cemetery has to offer. The architecture is amazing and the whole concept behind it...More

Thank ekkarkoski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worth seeing but not with this guide....

This was not the tour I was hoping for. To begin, the tour was what it claimed to be...a walking tour of the cemetery. We did get what we paid for but it certainly wasn't what I was expecting. The tour met at a jewelry...More

1  Thank Karen D
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile
Best Tour Ever thanks Angel

My husband and I took some very dear friends of ours to New Orleans. One of our friends wanted to do a tour of Cemetery 1 so we looked online and found this tour. Very reasonably priced for a group of 5 and on our...More

2  Thank Michelle W
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
It is best to sign up ahead. However, while we were there, some people who arrived earlier were allowed to join before the tour started, but cash only. May depend upon the tour guide.
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