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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 #23 of 172 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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Argo, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The restorations are beautiful. The History of this Graveyard is worth a listen. I would recommend taking a tour

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Ths is the oldest cemetary in the city. We were surprised to learn that once entombed, the space is rented! If your estate, or family doesn't continue making payments another person will be entombed in the same grave site. It does make you reflect on your life and wonder sabout the others you see entombed. Well worth stopping to see.

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Acton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Find lots of history here, learn how the burial processes differ from other areas. Go with a tour, not recommended to go alone

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had a great tour guide N'awlins Nate. I have been on the city tour with a not so entertaining guide and it made it very boring but we had fun in the cemetery while Nate told us ghost stories about how Nicholas Cage is haunted and about the Voo Doo Queen. It is also so interesting to learn why... More

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Trenton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Loved seeing the wall tombs, old brick tombs and of course Marie Laveau's tomb. Nicholas Cage has a tomb there, it's the new pyramid looking one if you see it. Bring water and and umbrella, it's VERY hot in the summer there!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I know it's a cemetery, but I have never seen a cemetery like this before plus the history that goes along with why the dead is buried in this matter is very interesting. I usually don't visit cemeteries in during my travels, but the history lessons of the French Quarter and New Orleans would not be complete with a visit.... More

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NYC, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The dearly departed don't get much rest here, as there are many and tour groups traipsing through, but it is worth the visit nonetheless. It's a short walk from the French Quarter to the cemetery. There is a water/snack vendor that is camped out at the front gate. There are no bathroom facilities, but if you're visiting in the summertime,... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

St. Louis #1 is just north of the French Quarter, an easy 10 or 15 minute walk. We visited in the late morning in August and the crowds were not too bad. We usually were alone or had only a few people in our sight. We felt safe the entire time. This is a beautiful cemetery with many hauntingly beautiful... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Visited St.Louis No.1 & Lafayette Cemetery and preferred Lafayette by far since it's much greener (nice trees) and not that crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Toured the cemetary with a guide from French Quarter Phantoms Tours. The guide really made the experience! She was very knowledgeable about the city and the Cemetary! A must see site with a must have guide!

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