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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

Our tour guide Charles was very friendly, informative & gave us tips on things to do and see around the city. It's hot in the cemetery, so better to go early & bring water.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not at all morbid - the history here is amazing and even viewing the crypts (which are very different frommy home country of NZ) are interesting to see. We were lucky enough to have a guide who told us a lot about the history of...More

Thank HoneyNZ
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fun stop to make while in NOLA. Due to some past vandals, the cemetery is now controlled entry. What that means is you must hire a guide to go inside. That is the best way to see it anyway. Lots of stories...More

Thank Carter H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The entry fee is $1 to the ArchDiocesis and that's about what it should be. Not much to see and the VooDoo Queen's grave is a tiny plaque on the bottom of a crypt. The "make-a-wish" XXX is something a tour guide made up and...More

Thank bigdog1234
Reviewed 5 days ago

Only average rating since there are few places to sit/rest, among the resting, especially on a hot, humid day and very little shade to make the visit even moderately pleasant. The guide was knowledgeable and answered questions, but the tour itself was uncomfortable for the...More

Thank Geri R
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very interesting place with very knowledgeable guides. It's worth the meager fee, $20 at time of review, some very interesting stories with the always bizarre Nicolas Cage story.

Thank sunderlandman2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

We hired a guide for $15 per person from the small church across the street, otherwise we’d have to wait at the entrance and pay $5 more each. She was a retired teacher, very informative and friendly, she pointed out special tombs and told stories,...More

Thank MCHToronto
Reviewed 5 days ago

Grey was our tour guide for Grayline Tours. She was great and the tour of Cemetery 1 and learning about the burial process was fascinating. I definitely recommend the cemetery tour. We also took the city tour and it included a cemetary much newer but...More

Thank rafder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cemeteries are very unique in New Orleans. I would recommend a city tour that visits one of the many cemeteries so you can learn about them. This one is particularly neat.

Thank SugarNative
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only cemetery in town where you need a guided tour. Due to vandals, they no longer allow you to explore on your own. I jumped into a tour, and it was incredible to hear the stories. It was much better to have...More

Thank Heather W
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Gracie E
1 August 2017|
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Response from Jenne-25 | Reviewed this property |
Three chicks hands down. The 9 AM tour was great because it wasn't too hot yet.
Gracie E
1 August 2017|
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Response from tif316 | Reviewed this property |
Earlier in the morning the better, does get hot. We went through Witch Brew Tours, Rose the guide was great! Found a groupon which made it a two for one. I enjoyed it and would do it again.
Justin B
23 April 2017|
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Response from Jenne-25 | Reviewed this property |
According to our guide yesterday morning, no filming is allowed. Rules of the Archdiocese.