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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone Number: 504-596-3050
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed...
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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You can no longer visit the cemetery with out a guide or familial permission. Too many old crypts being damaged and vandalized. So make sure to get a good tour guide and a big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You can no longer visit the cemetery with out a guide or familial permission. Too many old crypts being damaged and vandalized. So make sure to get a good tour guide and a big bottle of water- enjoy!

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

So many interesting things to learn! Our tour guide was so knowledgable. We learned the history of the cemetery and it's tenants. Marie Laveau's tomb was something we had to see! And the alleged tomb of Doctor John was complete with chicken feet and other creepy bones!

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I know that travelers are warned about safety issues dealing with the cemeteries in New Orleans, but the location of this one, right across the street from Commander's Palace, probably makes it the best one to visit. We went after enjoying brunch at Commander's Palace and the cemetery was full of people, including some guides with their tour groups. The... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth seeing. But, the only was to get in now is with a tour. Find a FQ tour that includes it and take the opportunity to see it.

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went there after dinner in the Quarter, but it was locked. And it turns out you can't visit it on your own, but have to have an authorized guide with you. But what I could glimpse through the gate was just awesome. Creepy, but in a very good way.

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This cemetery is so different than any cemetery I've been in. So much history learned. It is sad that vandalism has made the church put the restrictions on it that it has.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

You now have to have a tour guide to go into the cemetery, but not knowing any history myself, that's the only way I'd want to go in. It was so interesting to learn the history of the cemetery and how it functions. Also, just the old background of who was buried in there and the reasonings for why they... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great historical tour. Beautiful crypts. Bring an umbrella for shade because there isn't any in the cemetery itself!

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You now have to have a tour guide to visit this place. There is someone at the door that checks! It is worth it to have a guide.

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Healdsburg, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We booked out tickets thru Zerve and they canceled by email 25 minutes before tour was to start. Would never use Zerve again! Have heard nothing from them.

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Address: 425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone Number: 504-596-3050
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans

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