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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 #21 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I went to this cemetery specifically to see Marie Laveau's tomb and to see Nicholas Cage's pyramid tomb (shine on you crazy diamond). We ended up learning a lot more at this cemetery from a walking tour we were on by Free Foot Tours and it was great to hear of all the great people buried here and of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very interesting to see and hear about the history and customs of how the various religions bury their dead in New Orleans.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went there looking for Marie Laveau's tomb and found a lot more history there than we expected. There wee quite a few tour guides with groups so we were able to listen in and learn about Marie and the family. Also surprised that there were families still placing loved ones to this day. Very cool.

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MsGrumpy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Went on our last day in New Orleans around 11am. It was a nice visit and Im glad that we got a chance to see the cool tombs as well as learn some history.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We received a map for a self-guided tour with our Hop On and Off bus pass, and I thought that was sufficient as our bus guide had already given us all the history of the cemetery; othewise, perhaps paying for a guided tour might work better for you. Of course I had to see the tomb of Marie Loveau, but... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was a cool place to say you have visited. Definitely worth seeing Marie Laveau's tomb, Homer Plessy's tomb, and Nicholas Cage's uncle's future tomb which is the shape of a pyramid. The structures of the tombs are interesting.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting place to see very old graves and learn some history. I had a great guide and she did a great job telling us all about the cemetery.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

So different from anything in Canada and great to hear the explanations of the above ground burials in that city.

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winston salem, nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Went on a tour and loved it. Saw Marie Lavous (sp) grave and Nicholas Cage's tomb that was shaped like a pyramid. He deceided to build his own as he fell in love with NOLA

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Tujunga, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The projects next door allow ne'er do wells to see you so make sure you are safely with other folk around. The tomb ovens are interesting, a guide may have interesting stories for you. Spend some time exploring the whole area. You will find voodoo queens and a king or two with very decorated graves and small gifts left along... More

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