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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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$45*
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New Orleans Bike Tour
88%
Ranked #22 of 163 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner 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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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We went on a conducted history/voodoo tour of the cemetery. One of the highlights is the tomb of Marie Levaux, also the pyramid built for Nicolas Cage (who isn't in there yet!)

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Make sure you get a good tour guide! They make all the difference in the world! Daphne from Reverend Voodoo's is great!

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San Pablo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Seeing tombs from 1700s and monuments to community groups like SPRSI and St Anthony's society as well as the future tomb of Nicholas Cage, interesting. Seeing how the people great their dead, educational and worthwhile

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Cape May, New Jersey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Interesting to see how different cemeteries are down here, being above ground. I would recommend going with a tour. They give you a lot more history and information you would ever be aware of. Worth a visit especially if you want the whole picture of New Orleans history.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Cemetery is very interesting and not a long walk from the central French Quarter. We enjoyed walking around, didn't take a tour but couldn't help but overhear lots of tourguides telling interesting things regarding the site. We found the tomb of Marie Laveau, which was one of our goals. If you havn't read about this famous Voodoo queen, you... More

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Roosevelt, NJ
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went alone and without doing any research beforehand. I think a tour would have increased my enjoyment. Still, it was interesting. The cemetery could use a lot of cleaning up and regular maintenance. My experience was worth a three. I rank the cemetery a four because of my certainty that taking a guided tour would make the experience so... More

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Illinois City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

No hype with this tour! All interesting facts. Information on tombs and tour of Marie Leveau's supposed burial site. Some beautiful tombs and some not!

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Located in the garden district among all of those big houses, this is a perfect place to go to get the cemetery feel of New Orleans.

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Learned the history of many of the dearly departed who reside in the cemetery. Interesting details of the burial procedures and how the burial plots remain in the families forever.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Did this tour with French Quarter Phantoms. Our guide, Hope was very knowledgably and we learned a lot. I was under the impression that this tour was only one hour but it lasted two and as we had done the Treme Walking Tour in the morning, I found this a little long. Having said that. I wasn't bored - all... More

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