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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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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“voodoo queen” (170 reviews)
“above ground” (246 reviews)
“marie laveau” (204 reviews)
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did our tour through Save Our Cemeteries, a group that works directly with the Archdiocese of NO to help preserve the historic cemeteries of the city. Our guide, Patricia (I believe was her name), was very knowledgeable about the history of the cemetery and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

St Louis cemetery is only available to the public via tour. The tour guide was very good but the heat was awful. It was an easy 10 degrees higher in the cemetery and you can't just "look around".

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staff was very rude while we decided whether we wanted to pay $20 for a tour with a rude woman. Walk 9 minutes to cemetery 2 for free and not having to do a tour with a rude woman with minimal knowledge.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sadly, I could see inside.....but Twas all locked up, went round n round on my bicycle, couldn't get in was all chained up. Apparently some great history......might have to return on a different day...or BUY a guided tour? for a cemetary?hmmmm, lemme think bout dat...More

Thank r s
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this with the Nola Guy Tour and enjoyed seeing the various historical places of rest as well as the history of the cemetery itself.

1  Thank PalapaBound
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nate is an amazing guide! We learned so much while on his tour. This was to be an hour and a half tour but ended up being almost 2 hours. He is an poet with his words and there is nothing that he didn't know...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a regular cemetery tourist, this isn’t the best we’ve seen on our many tours but it’s nice. Unfortunately requires a paid tour to enter.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend taking Tours by Foot tour for $2.00 a person rather than pay $20.00 at the entrance. You can’t just walk in, you need a tour guide, so they assign you one with a group. If I had paid $40 for us both I would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to enter with a private guide, and we are so glad we took the time to do this! As cemetery buffs in our travels, this was such a beautiful cemetery. Our guide, which was through Royal Carriages, had so much information in...More

Thank Marian G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went through here as part of a tour with Gray Line Tours. Got to see voodoo queen Marie LeVeau’s tomb, as well as Nicholas Cage’s pyramid tomb that he has “prepurchased”. Also saw the spot where they filmed part of “Easy Rider”. They explained to...More

1  Thank Andrea F
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Daisy P
26 March 2018|
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Response from stevendD6925DX | Reviewed this property |
A good tour guild can make it 30 or 45 minutes. very interesting.
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Daisy P
26 March 2018|
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Response from JonandLaura1 | Reviewed this property |
About one hour
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3mconway
26 October 2017|
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Response from catcharmer | Reviewed this property |
Lots of options for touring this cemetery. However, unless it's part of a combo tour your already taking, if you just wanna check it out. Follow what mrmeman1 advised you can go into the large depot station next door to it... More
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