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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed...

Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour
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This is the only cemetary in nola that you can't walk in for free and tour. You must have a tour guide. When you get there, there is a booth with people that charge $20 for an... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the only cemetary in nola that you can't walk in for free and tour. You must have a tour guide. When you get there, there is a booth with people that charge $20 for an hour guided tour. Or, you can catch Denise (if she's not with someone else) directly across the street. She charges $15 an hour.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 as part of our French Quarter Carriage Ride tour (these leave from Decatur Street in front of Jackson Square). Pete was our tour guide - he was awesome! The tour of the cemetery was very interesting. Pete shared lots of information. And then he shared more with us as we rode back through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped there while on a carriage ride. Lucy, our tour guide, was informative. We saw many tombs and learned quite a bit of history. You can photo but no filming allowed. It is interesting to hear about historical facts/ We enjoyed the tour and the opportunity to learn some history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife n I toured at 10am. $20 per person, we were able to hook up with our tour guide, Trish, right at the entrance, without previous reservations. Our group was small (us n 3 others), which made it very nice and more personalized. Trish is very knowledgeable n knows her subject well. She pointed out several interesting aspects to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a group tour on Friday the 13th with Gray Lines. Very informative and enjoyed the tour. It was particularly crowded that day, but still enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can't go in without a guide, which I am glad they protect the cemetery this way. It is a beautiful look into the history of New Orleans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

About 5 years ago I visited this site and basically walked in on my own, was able to take it all in, take my time and enjoy the history of this location. Today one must have a tour guide, which means you have to pay for a tour, and you are not allowed to wander on your own. These are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cemetery closes at 3pm, so if you don't want to be rushed, give yourself a good hour and a half to leisurely wander through it. ( Unless you want to take a guided tour ) Within walking distance from the quarter, took us about 7 mins to walk from Toulouse Street. It's a smaller cemetery but home to Marie Laveau's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the time for a guided tour of this cemetery and be prepared for sights and stories fitting the New Orleans reputation of a city with rich and strange happenings. You will receive an education about the burial procedures in this and other Cities of the Dead in the area. It is fascinating, yet macabre in many ways. You will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be sure to take the tour offered by the Voodoo Bone Lady. Brian (tour guide) knows the history of this cemetery well. Must see: Marie Laveaux (sp?) tomb, and tomb (future) of Nicholas Cage.

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