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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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Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery 1
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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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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I think it’s absolutely ridiculous to charge $20.00 per person to get into a cemetery. I understand that people were breaking in to the cemetery and damaging the tombs and gravestones. That is very sad that people would do that. Why not just have someone...More

Thank wrigley1980
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very disappointed this cemetery was charging a 20.00 fee! We left and found a no charge one that was even BETTER!

Thank kaben1
Reviewed 3 days ago

The crypts there have been there for centuries and some have a perpetual care which means they are maintained by the cemetery.

Thank kathyharrer
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found Lafayette interesting so when we went to see St Louis we just felt one cemetary was enough.

Thank jacy50
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was really much looking forward to stroll the cemetery only to find out you must have a local guide with you and it will cost you $20. Not a fan of paying to go to a resting place.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This cemetery is very interesting, It is made up of aboveground tombs. We loved learning about. There's much to learn. We went with the Historic Tour company and they did a really ggreat job.

Thank jordanknox
Reviewed 5 days ago

I wanted to visit this cemetery. But, you have to pay 20 dollars to see dead people tombs. Save your money. There are many other cemeteries that are free and is just as beautiful.

Thank Amandafamily2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent about 90 minutes wondering around this cemetery. The history is fascinating. Before going, I would recommend downloading one of the free self-guided walking tours you can find on the web. They were very informative and very helpful.

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Louis Cemetery #1 is closed to the public unless you are attending a funeral or visit with a tour guide. Why visit a cemetery? Outside of New Orleans few cemeteries bury those who pass above ground so essentially all burial placements are monuments and...More

1  Thank WillieMacfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a carriage ride combined with a tour on the cemetery. I highly recommend this! Rich in history and very interesting.

Thank RobbiJ66
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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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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.