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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
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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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Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery 1
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour

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So many tales, so many diverse people buried here. You have to have a tour guide to get in, but this is a very affordable stop in NOLA. Notable tombs include Marie Laveau and Nick... read more

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NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's too bad that you can't roam around the cemetery yourself. It's very cool, but you are forced to pay $20/person for tours by the Archdiocese. The tours are more about the history of New Orleans rather than the tombs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many tales, so many diverse people buried here. You have to have a tour guide to get in, but this is a very affordable stop in NOLA. Notable tombs include Marie Laveau and Nick Cage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

really nice tour and full of stories ,I really recommend have the time and patience to understand the how people think on that days and the division of religion with the kind of graves. the info was very grateful and instructive .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I toured this cemetery with the Save Our Cemetery tour group. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. It was fascinating and worth doing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very old cemetery. Learn about the old traditions for above ground burials. Go pn the tour. It is the only way you will be allowed inside. There are several famous people in here, which adds to the entertainment. I learned alot about NO, its history and culture. I say, if time allows, take a tour. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Who tours Cemeteries on vacation? We do when they are recommended by friends and we are glad that we did!!! "Denise" from across the street gave us a very informative, personal private tour of St. Louis 1. We learned so much about some that are buried there, how they are buried, how many. Some history on those that are currently... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting a cemetery in New Orleans is a must and St. Louis No. 1 is the oldest and the closest to the French Quarter. Tours are $20 and they start frequently throughout the day. Our guide was very informative, had a great personality and was a great presenter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you come to New Orleans you should visit at least one the numerous commentaries, each one is different and each has its own story. Find a good tour guide and just listen to the story of how they became they way they are.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't care much for the overall tour this was part of, but going into the cemetery was the most interesting. Family tombs, old and new with some familiar names. Such a fascinating piece of cultural practice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

New Orleans is like no other place in the U.S. The history and culture stand alone. It may sound crazy, but the cemeteries in New Orleans are a must visit. The crypts are built above the ground in these old cemeteries. If at all possible take a walking tour of New Orleans. The historians that give the tours will tell... More 

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