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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 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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DELAVAN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We took a Garden District tour which included a stop at the cemetery. It was very interesting to see and learn about first hand.

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canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I toured this cemetery on our own as did alot of others and able to find certain sites such as Nicholas Cage and Marie Laveau. Do not need to pay people that are outside the entrance offerign to tour you through, take your time and just walk around, very amzing to see the history.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent time on this tour with Nawlins Nate. He is animated, seasoned and provides great details about the hows and whys of New Orleans customs and beliefs. His style is uniquely 'nawlins' and as a life long native, he gives you a perspective you otherwise would not have received. He also provided some recommendations of other sights... More 

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We visited New Orleans and took a "Free Tours By Foot" tour to visit this cemetery. It was smaller then I thought it would be but well worth seeing in the sense that the information we learned explained a lot about New Orleans, its customs, water table and burial practices. While there apparently an above ground grave had only been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This wasn't my first time at the cemetery but I decided to use a tour guide, Nate Scott. It was money and time well spent. He was thorough and the hour flew by. He can answer all your questions and he does a variety of tours.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Easy to get to from CBD or Quarter. Some very beautiful tombs and well kept up. It is New Orleans' oldest cemetery, so tombs go back quite a while.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Opened in 1798 with all above ground vaults, most of which were constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries. I took the tour offered by "Free Tours by Foot" and thoroughly enjoyed it. Having a knowledgable & friendly guide (Elizabeth) made the visit way more interesting and worthwhile. Actually learned some history & interesting facts instead of simply "wandering" thru... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We visited a couple years ago. And maybe because it was the time of year,( just after the cemetery celebration in NOLA) but the grounds were much cleaner than I have seen it before. I was impressed!

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Danville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was on my to see list. I will highly recommend Free Walking Tours with Kathy. She is a native and gives a wonderful tour. I had no idea about burial practices here. The grave of VooDoo Priestess Marie Laveau is here along with Nicholas Cages future tomb. It's an easy walk from the French Quarter, but you really need... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you're a sight-see'er and want to experience a true part of NOLA history, make sure you check out these cemeteries. They are a timeless piece of history and offer so much education.

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