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St Louis Cemetery Number One Tour in New Orleans

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    As anyone who’s ever seen a jazz funeral knows, in New Orleans we understand that death should be a celebration of life. That’s part of the reason no other city in the United States is renowned for it’s cemeteries the way we are. So while you’re here, why not stop in for a visit to New Orleans’ oldest above ground cemetery?

    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 was founded in 1789. Due to unique environmental circumstance and centuries old Catholic tradition, standard below ground burials could no longer take place and the people of New Orleans had to devise some creative solutions, and so the first St. Louis cemetery was born. 

    An 8 block area in what used to be the uninhabitable outskirts of town, home to the tombs of plantation owners, architects, pirates, a chess champion, a voodoo queen and Nicolas Cage. 

    Our tour provides a full hour exploring the cemetery with a licensed local guide. Access to the cemetery is restricted to guided tours and space is limited, so make your reservations today! 
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    Departure Point
    940 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Additional $1.00 per person due at check in. This is a fee charged by the Archdiocese for their cemetery rehabilitation fund.
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Interesting tour, informative, lots of good history. Very picturesque. Enjoyed learning about the burial process in this corner of the country. Our tour guide (Trish) was knowledgeable and passionate about the topic. The only downside was that the cemetery was extremely crowded with various tour...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Al W
    Reviewed 8 May 2019

    Yes, it was a very warm spring day but the tour guide kept complaining about the hot weather and, really, just kept reminding us about how uncomfortable we were in the beating sun and lack of shade. He cut the tour short and kept apologizing...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Anonymous1000
    Reviewed 8 May 2019

    Did the Louis #1 Cemetery Tour at 11am with Trisha and it was one of my favorite experiences on my entire Nola trip. We also did other tours (Dark History Tour with Jonathan Weiss and a Swamp Tour), and they just didn't compare to this...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Michelle H
    Reviewed 25 April 2019

    My husband and I were able to book this tour online, easy-peasy. Trish, our guide, gave us much fascinating information about New Orleans in general and the cemetery in particular. This tour was of very good value - it added so much more to our...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Stephanie C
    Reviewed 14 January 2019

    Took this tour 10 years ago and also 2 years ago. 10 years ago I saw Marie Laveur's tomb. One thing bothered me the second time 2 years ago was the tour guide's denial of having to know where the tomb was. She said no...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank OnAir762
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