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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour

  • Express tour of the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
  • Enter the city's oldest graveyard with a licensed guide, the only way in
  • See the legendary tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau
One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Unlock the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard in a short amount of time with this tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. A guided tour is a must as it’s the only way to enter due to archdiocese rules. Walk among elaborate family vaults and the tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, and learn about the city’s above-ground burial practices from a guide.

What to Expect

Connect with your guide in the French Quarter and take a short walk to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most legendary of New Orleans’ “Cities of the Dead.” Learn about the history of burial in New Orleans, including the city’s distinctive above-ground methods that are necessary when below sea level.

Enter the cemetery gates with your guide for a 1-mile walk through cobblestone avenues and elaborate burial vaults you may recognize from films like Easy Rider. Because of archdiocese regulations, visitors cannot enter most New Orleans cemeteries alone, so a guided tour is the only way to go. See the tombs of prominent Louisiana families, and hear the legends that swirl around the the alleged final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

The tour ends at Basin Street Station.

Reviews (64)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Loved it

Great tour, very informative. Many picture opportunities. Easy walk from the French Quarter. Short drive to Willie Mays chicken for lunch.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Surprisingly educational and fun!

I initially did not want to do this tour thinking I would be bored but it turned out to be one of my favorite excursions we did in Louisiana. Our tour guide was very informative and the history was rich and entertaining. I definitely would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
This is a great thing to do in New Orleans

This tour was great, very factual and with lots of information. It was conducted very seriously and in a professional matter. Our guide, Denisse, was awesome! The only weird thing: meeting point was in front of a restaurant and then we walked to the cementery....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vanessa G
Tamara N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Unfortunately, we are not allowed to meet at the cemetery, so must meet & walk to the cemetery. We appreciate your business & are happy you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed November 8, 2018

The tour was interesting. The cemetery is bit run down but obviously very old. It is required now to have a tour guide to go in. Our tour guide was interesting, but on her phone a bit much for our liking which detracted a bit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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French Quarter N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Phone issue is remedied. We appreciate all reviews & use your input constructively.

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Bad tour guide-would not recommend

Our tour guide was Angel. She was unprofessional, smelled bad, and talked about how she was on some meds. We couldn't tell if she was telling us the truth or making stuff up half the time. She was difficult to understand. She was also getting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tamara N, Owner at French Quarter New Orleans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all input. This situation has been remedied. Please call me. I'd like to make this right for you. 504-220-4291 Tamara

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Kelsey T
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Response from cadediane | Reviewed this property |
If you call the number on the sight or tickets they can or should be able to assist you with the third ticket
September 13, 2018|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
It is best to sign up ahead. However, while we were there, some people who arrived earlier were allowed to join before the tour started, but cash only. May depend upon the tour guide.