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Travel back in time to the late 1700s and delve into the intriguing lore that shaped New Orleans' mystical identity. Licensed tour guides help you explore cemetery haunts like the tomb of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and teach you about unique Creole burial customs.

The adventure begins just 8 blocks from the Mississippi River, at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1—the oldest Roman Catholic cemetery in New Orleans and the final resting place of some of the Crescent City's most famous (and infamous) residents. Learn the true stories behind historical figures like high priestess Marie Laveau, the renowned Voodoo queen of New Orleans.

As you walk among the tombs, discover the significance behind the Creole tradition of above-ground burials, and find out the strange and curious origins of terms like "saved by the bell" and "graveyard shift." At the end of your tour, your guide leaves you with a gris-gris, a souvenir bag inspired by the traditional amulets and charms of New Orleans' Voodoo practitioners.

Travel back in time to the late 1700s and delve into the intriguing lore that shaped New Orleans' mystical identity. Licensed tour guides help you explore cemetery haunts like the tomb of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and teach you about unique Creole burial customs.

The adventure begins just 8 blocks from the Mississippi River, at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1—the oldest Roman Catholic cemetery in New Orleans and the final resting place of some of the Crescent City's most famous (and infamous) residents. Learn the true stories behind historical figures like high priestess Marie Laveau, the renowned Voodoo queen of New Orleans.

As you walk among the tombs, discover the significance behind the Creole tradition of above-ground burials, and find out the strange and curious origins of terms like "saved by the bell" and "graveyard shift." At the end of your tour, your guide leaves you with a gris-gris, a souvenir bag inspired by the traditional amulets and charms of New Orleans' Voodoo practitioners.

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$27

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Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour

Activity/Location

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

425 Basin St

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office

    400 Toulouse St

    New Orleans 70130


Highlights

  • Walking tour of New Orleans' oldest above-ground cemetery

  • Professional guide to share intriguing facts & odd legends

  • Insight into unique Creole custom of above-ground burials

  • Souvenir gris-gris bag & facts about Voodoo in New Orleans

  • Tombs of famous figures like high priestess Marie Laveau


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

  • Souvenir gris-gris (charm) bag

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • The vehicle used to travel from the meeting point to the cemetery is equipped for wheelchair storage; please notify the tour operator after booking if you will have a wheelchair.

  • At least 10 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, 425 Basin St, New Orleans, United States

Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

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4.7 out of 5