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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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fascinnating, with all respect

When in New Orleans, you have to book a cemetery tour (for entrance and history). They must bury their dead above ground; how and why they do it is fascinating. A must see/do when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Southaven, Mississippi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our family attempted to go into the cemetary, only to be refused entrance because we weren't with a tour guide! This new rule, apparently, went into affect in March 2015 due to vandalism. Not sure what type of vandalism would occur in broad daylight, so it's rather inconvienient to find parking, walk, then not be allowed in! I think there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

When in New Orleans, you have to book a cemetery tour (for entrance and history). They must bury their dead above ground; how and why they do it is fascinating. A must see/do when in NOLA.

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

As part of the hop on hop of bus trip we visited the Cemetery. Thanks to a local we learned a lot about this place. Most amazing story is how they took care of people that passed away and were stored in fridges. You won't see anything back from it but the story lasts. The (future) tomb of Nicholas Cage... More 

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Oak Ridge, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We took a tour with Shiela, who was a wonderful and informative tour guide as well as very personable. We loved her perspective as as architect, and learned some cool regional folklore as well. Saveourcemeteries.org is a non-profit organization that restores and preserves tombs/graves in NOLA...so book your tour in advance on line for $20 with one of these knowledgeable... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Took a tour which brought us by this cemetery. Pretty cool to see, and some interesting stories.I'd recommend it. It's certainly unique to New Orleans.

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. Something you only have to do once. On a tour you are in there for about an hour and a half. There is no restroom in there so make sure you use it before you go in. ( there is one in the visitors center across the street. Big yellow building.) Our kids did get kind of bored... More 

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Webster, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was SO upset when I got here! I had wanted to go see Marie Laveau's grave my entire visit to New Orleans so we look it up, find the cemetery, find parking, find the entrance and then get stopped at the gate. Security guards are there and your HAVE to have a tour guide to enter the cemetery! No... More 

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We wanted to see this cemetery, so we researched it and mapped our way to it. It was a nice day and not very far from our hotel so we walked to the cemetery. We were turned away at the entrance by the "guard " if that's what you want to call him. I prefer to call him a very... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very informative, many interesting stories, enjoyed the tour. They gave us a gris gris bag too for luck.. that was cool

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Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went on a 2 hour walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery 1. Was a great tour, our guide Aubrey was very knowledgeable and made it fun. The tour goes at a good pace with a stop just before getting into the cemetery. It is extremely hot once inside, bring a hat, water, or umbrella if visiting during the summer... More 

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Address: 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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