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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
504-596-3050
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Ranked #22 of 173 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Elizabethtown, KY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great history and a bit surreal. It's a good reprieve from the noisy French Quarter for a while. It's just a short walk north of the French Quarter-DO NOT take the Canal st streetcar to Basin St and walk over! That is the streetcar from h*ll, plus it is much easier to walk from FQ. It can be very hot... More

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

There are a total of 72 cemeteries in New Orleans. WOW, The one we chose was St Louis Cemetery mainly because we were curious about Nicolas Cages plot. There is a walking tour you can hook up with that you pay what you felt the tour was worth, excellent deal, or you can go on your own. If you plan... More

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Silver Spring ,Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I did not required atravel guide, just stuck close to some, and wondered the cemetary by myself, Took my time exploring the dilapidated vaults and of course you can not miss visiting and making an offering to Ms Marie Lavau.

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Bridgeport, Alabama
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited with a tour guide (the Awesome voodoo lady) and throughly enjoyed our guided tour. Just remember the cemetery closes at 3PM!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The graves told such stories. The names went back to the 1700's, really just such an interesting concept of burial.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Visit it! Its old, scary and very creepy. Old above ground vaults and graves. Broken statues, figurines with no heads. Need to see it at least once. No bathroom

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The history of St. Louis Cemetery #1, along with the uniqueness of cemeteries in the New Orleans area, makes this definitely worth a stop anytime you're in New Orleans. Make sure to check the schedule to see when the cemetery is open.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I travelled from Canada, and one of the things I REALLY wanted to do was see The Voodoo Queen's grave. We paid for an expensive carriage ride out there, only to find out it was being renovated! GAH! I was so sad! We couldn't even get near it and the construction fencing made for horrid photos! So sad! :(

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Ontario
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I was not disappointed. Within walking distance from the French Quarter, I spent about an hour just walking around absorbing the atmosphere. So interesting. I didn't go with a tour but rather just walked in. Free! I did have some knowledge about the cemetery though as I read this Trip Advisor before going. Great idea as I knew what to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Really interesting (if not a little spooky!). The history contained within those walls is incredible! A 'must see' when visiting NOLA.

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