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New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 Tour

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  • 1.5-hour tour of St. louis Cemetery in New Orleans
  • Navigate the labyrinth of elaborate tombs beside a guide
  • Learn about the history of the Gothic graveyard
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New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 Tour
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St. Louis Cemetery 11 am TourMost Popular
1.5 hour guided tour of New Orleans' oldest cemetery. This tour departs from the main gates to Armstrong Park, 801 N Rampart Street.
From $20.00
St. Louis Cemetery 9 AM Tour
1.5 hour guided tour of New Orleans' oldest cemetery. This tour departs from the main gates to Armstrong Park, 801 N Rampart Street.
From $20.00
St. Louis Cemetery 1 PM Tour
1.5 hour guided tour of New Orleans' oldest cemetery. This tour departs from the main gates to Armstrong Park, 801 N Rampart Street.
From $17.00
Overview

One is New Orleans’s unmissable attractions is St. Louis Cemetery, the oldest and most impressive graveyard in the city, so ensure you tick it off your list on this 1.5-hour tour. Alongside your guide, you’ll navigate a labyrinth of tombs and soak up the spooky atmosphere of the Gothic graveyard. See highlights such as the grave of Marie Laveau, a famous voodoo practitioner, and the future resting place of Nicolas Cage. This small-group tour is limited to 15 travelers to maintain an intimate atmosphere.

What to Expect

Your tour begins at the main entrance of Armstrong Park, located at 801 N. Rampart Street. Here, you’ll greet your guide and stroll through the park towards Congo Square, shrouded in legends surrounding burial practices and voodoo culture. 

Learn about the integral roll of jazz music in burial customs and then walk on the site of St. Peter’s Cemetery, one of the city’s original graveyards. After discovering why the cemetery closed, proceed to the crowning feature of your tour: St. Louis Cemetery.

Replete with elaborate mausoleums that tower above the ground, the Gothic wonderland is a feast for the eyes. Visit the grave of Marie Laveau, a legendary voodoo practitioner, and wander past tombs of significant figures throughout history.

See, too, the burial sport reserved by Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage, and locations used to film the blockbuster, Easy Rider. Conclude your tour outside of the basin Street Visitor Center, where you’ll bid your guide farewell.

Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Informative, Interesting Tour with a Great Guide

We had a great time on this tour! We arrived a little early & found Carlo very easily. The group was small (just us and one family of four), so we were able to hear without any issues. The group size was also perfect for...More

Thank Dorene S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome tour, don't miss it!

We went on the 1 PM Cemetery Tour and me and my two friends loved it! We were the only ones on the tour and Carlo was an awesome tour guide! We arrived about ten minutes late (thought the tour was at 130, oops!) but...More

Thank alannasmith142016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Tour!

We had Carlo and he was very informative and considerate when it came to making sure we had shade, rest, etc. He had a lot of interesting stories and wove them together to create a richer experience. We were the only ones on the tour...More

Thank Lori P
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile
Carol was Amazing

Carol was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable. My boyfriend and I were the only people he had so that was great. I recommend doing the 9am tour because it is very hot and the cemetery has some shade at that time, but...More

Thank fvizcaya3
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile
Cemetery Tour

My boyfriend and I took the 1pm tour of the cemetery. We had Carlo as our tour guide!He was wonderful and I learned so much factual about this cemetery and Nola. I would highly recommend the St Louis 1 Cemetery tour with Carlo. Loved it!...More

Thank Stacey G
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