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Saint Louis No. 1 Cemetery Walking Tour

by French Quarter Phantoms
per adult Price is $16
Duration: {0} Duration: 2h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

7,000 graves in New Orleans' oldest cemetery, built in 1789

Eerie beauty of the maze-like grounds in the French Quarter

Tombs of notable denizens like voodoo priestess Marie Laveau

Insight on jazz funerals at the New Orleans Musicians' Tomb

History of Creole customs & above-ground burial traditions

Highlights

7,000 graves in New Orleans' oldest cemetery, built in 1789

Eerie beauty of the maze-like grounds in the French Quarter

Tombs of notable denizens like voodoo priestess Marie Laveau

Insight on jazz funerals at the New Orleans Musicians' Tomb

History of Creole customs & above-ground burial traditions

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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11:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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1:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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Saint Louis No. 1 Cemetery Walking Tour

Activity Location

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

320 North Claiborne Avenue

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Voodoo Lounge

    718 N. Rampart Street

    New Orleans 70116


Description

Venture into New Orleans' past with a walking tour of the city's oldest cemetery—Saint Louis No. 1. Learn about the unique customs behind above-ground burials, absorb the eerie beauty of the grounds, and stand before the graves of NOLA notables like voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.

Simultaneously spooky and serene, Saint Louis Cemetery has plenty of stories to tell from its lifetime as a Big Easy burial ground. Just steps from the French Quarter, this hallowed space has been flooded, abandoned, and reborn since it was first founded in 1789. Wander the labyrinthine walkways as you explore its wall vaults and tombs, listening as your guide masterfully weaves tales about the 100,000 people who call this city block their final resting place.

Populated through the centuries by marauding pirates and voodoo queens, it's no wonder that New Orleans counts some colorful personalities among its dead. Draw an X on the tomb of Marie Laveau, and learn about Barthelemy Lafon, a member of Jean Lafitte's pillaging crew. Tread lightly as you pass the grave of notorious serial killer Delphine Lalaurie—this is the most haunted cemetery in Louisiana, after all.

More illustrious folks are entombed here, too. Imagine the celebratory melodies of a jazz funeral as you stand before the New Orleans Musicians' Tomb, and pay your respects to Creole civil rights activist Homer Plessy. You can even see the future grave of Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to your booked tour start time; you can arrive up to 30 minutes in advance. Late arrivals will be rescheduled for an alternate date.


Saint Louis No. 1 Cemetery Walking Tour ratings based on 65 Verified Reviews

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4.9 out of 5

5/5 Apr 27, 2019

We had a great tour guide! Sadly cannot remember his name. Great history and information. He was entertaining and even wore a flower on his hat to leave on Madame Marie Laveau.

Lourdes B

United States

4/5 Apr 10, 2019

Very informative tour. Great tour guide named Lee and I believe your tour experience is based on the tour guide so hope you get a good one.

Nathan A

United States

5/5 Apr 3, 2019

Malika was a great guide who had a lot of knowledge and humor. She gave some history of the city and area before focusing on the cemetery. The tour of the cemetery itself was both informative and repectful of those interred there. Plus the meet-up place (the Voodoo Lounge) has 2-for-1 hurricanes, if that’s your thing.