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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour provided by TOURS by STEVEN

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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Overview
Uncover the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard on an official tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The storied site can only be visited with a licensed guide, so don't miss the chance to stroll down avenues lined with crumbling vaults and ornate statues that mark the remains of famous former residents like “Voodoo queen” Marie Laveau.
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501 Basin St
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USADeparture Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
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    Basin St. Station
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
501 Basin St
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USADeparture Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
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Highlights
  • Gain access to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on a guided tour—it’s the only way to visit
  • Learn about the graveyard’s history and New Orleans’ above-ground burial practices
  • See the legendary tomb of Marie Laveau and other famous figures
  • Head straight for the highlights on an express tour that fits easily into most itineraries
Important Information
Departure Point
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour may be difficult for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
  • NOTE: St. Louis #1 is an ACTIVE cemetery and may have funerals at the time of your scheduled tour and may be closed to the public, if this situation arises, we will do our best to reschedule you to another tour time.
  • You are unable to leave anything or take anything from the cemetery.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Neffdogg wrote a review Apr 2020
Rohnert Park, California22 contributions12 helpful votes
For those who saw the movie, Easy Rider, the final scene in the cemetery was shot at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. It was because of this very R rated scene, only approved documentaries can new be filmed here, and you also must be part of a guided tour. Nicholas Cage has his tomb
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Date of experience: January 2020
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2KaTTs wrote a review Apr 2020
Washington2,032 contributions22 helpful votes
We were unsure about taking a cemetery tour, and booked at the last minute, but so glad we did! The value is not so much in looking at tombs, but in all the stories and history behind many of them and New Orleans in general.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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bernie h wrote a review Mar 2020
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A great tour. Forget the lady’s name that was our tour guide, but she was very informative of the cemetery and the history of New Orleans. Definitely recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Joshua L wrote a review Mar 2020
Shakopee, Minnesota1 contribution
My wife and I did this tour together without the kids and we got John as our tour guide. He was absolutely phenomenal, very passionate about what he was doing and extremely knowledgeable. The historical perspective on the whole thing was fantastic and I would recommend to
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Adam C wrote a review Mar 2020
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This is a great tour that provides lots of interesting history about burial practices in New Orleans at a good price. John was an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable about the history of the cemetery and excited to share all kinds of tidbits with us. I'd highly recommend
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Karl T
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Fantastic tour with a fantastic guide !
One of the absolute highlights of our New Orleans trip. Our tour guide Teri was the best! During some tough times i
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meghen23
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Beautiful Tour!
My boyfriend and I were the only two on our tour with Teri on 3/17/2020, due to COVID-19. Well, Teri was lovely and
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bestofmeeting
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Wonderful small group tour of the Garden District with terrific guide!
Our tour guide Betsy was on hand us as we walked up to the meeting place in front of the cemetery. She greeted us
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Shedda999
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Beautiful, Fun Tour
John was a wonderful tour guide. We had a great time. He was very informative and easy to understand. We enjoyed le
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kaylabriseno2014
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Garden district tour!
Terri was great on our Garden District tour! She was so knowledgeable. We would definitely do this tour again.
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634courtneya
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Great and very informative!!
Betsy was a wonderful tour guide! She is very knowledgeable and a great story teller. Can’t wait to book again!
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FarAway374107
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well done, Sarah !!
Sarah did an amazing job of incorporating the history, local lore, architectural highlights, and humorous anecdotes
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amymU3975SY
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Great tour
The St Louis Cemetary tour was very interesting and informative. Our tour guide was knowledgable and really loved h
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X8590DFjamesm
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Great walking tour of Garden District
Great tour - John K was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and easy going. We will be back again for sure.
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Tours by Steven with Sarah
We did the 2 hour walking tour in the garden district with Sarah. Sarah was a fabulous tour guide in the garden dis
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daniellekZ4908HH
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Great Walking Tour!
We had a great time on this tour. You could tell our tour guide (whose name I unfortunately can't remember) was a h
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Mctann21
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NOLA Garden District tour
Angie made the tour so enjoyable! She was very knowledgeable but kept it fun and lighthearted! I would highly recom
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75thuand
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French Quarter Walking Tour
Excellent tour. Our guide, Sarah, had a masters degree in History so the tour was extremely informative. I am a his
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Conor M
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Great Tour
Guide was great, be sure to use the bathroom beforehand. Also note that the cemetary has been closed to public acce
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Navigator485805
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Great experience!
This tour was a great way to learn about the city of New Orleans! Sarah was a great tour guide and was very knowled
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  • Duration: 1h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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