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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery 1
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour
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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the cemetery and had a private tour with Michael Murphy. He was quite the story teller. We learned about Marie Laveau, Nicholas Cage, and the earliest days of New Orleans. It was well worth the $20.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Every guide I have had has unique stories, so I try to go every time I see NOLA. It's incredible to hear stories of people - our guide was able to add personal stories.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the guided tour and our guide was very knowledgable and very enthusiastic. She knew what she was talking about, grew up in New Orleans and was very proud to be from there.

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't know ahead that you have to enter the Cemetery only on a tour, but was able to book on the last minute. Very unique and worth hearing how cemeteries work in NO. Definitely HOT in July - bring an umbrella, bring water. There's no...More

Thank mryan717
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This beautiful and historic cemetery is the final resting place of many famous New Orleanians, from politicians to VooDoo queens. The above ground graves form a winding maze of sorts. Our guide Grey, did a fabulous job of weaving a story with all the historic...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'd be happy to pay $10 per person to support maintenance but don't want to spend 2 hours with a tour guide when I only want to see one grave.

Thank PeoriaIllinois1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tracy was extremely knowledgeable about Cemetery No. 1 and the French Quarter also. She is clever and funny, so her stories have that edge to them that keeps you listening! She also works with the Save our Cemeteries group, so she has a ton of...More

Thank 145luna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I was incredibly disappointed that a tour was required because this restricted how much time was allotted to really see the cemetery. I love history and old cemeteries, but the tour guide kept yaking and yaking and all I wanted to do was venture...More

1  Thank journeyjenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool to hear about the history and the stories behind the famous graves. Our tour guide Judy Geddes was absolute fantastic We really enjoyed her knowledge and passion for what she does. Would recommend this tour and her highly.

Thank Eric O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently you have to pay $20 to enter the grounds. I've never heard of a cemetery charging. Not going.

1  Thank Ruth S
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Justin B
23 April 2017|
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Response from 34pc | Reviewed this property |
Yes most definitely. It's a beautiful cemetery and the tour is very educational.
April P
7 November 2016|
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Response from AngelitaK | Reviewed this property |
Trip advisor had a great selection of tours which we chose the free walking tours which had them every day. You paid what you felt the tour was worth and paid $2 per person for entrance into the cemetery.
25 October 2016|
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Response from ghostgirl74 | Reviewed this property |
It varies. There are different tour companies that offer tours. The cemetery itself does not hold them. I did a search for cemetery tours in NOLA and found mine. I also found a Groupon for it, so check there before making... More