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St. Louis Cemetery Infamous City of the Dead Tour

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  • Explore historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 with a guide
  • Learn the history behind the oldest graveyard in New Orleans
  • A licensed, guided tour is the only way to enter this hallowed site
St. Louis Cemetery Infamous City of the Dead Tour
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Visit the oldest and most legendary graveyard in New Orleans on a guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No 1. The only way to enter the cemetery is with a guide who shares history and shows you the most intriguing above-ground tombs. Bonus: This tour includes a group ritual and blessing at the final resting place of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.
What to Expect
After connecting with your guide and group near St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in central New Orleans, enter the gates of the city's oldest graveyard, known for its ornate yet crumbling tombs and reports of paranormal activity.

Archdiocese rules now forbid visitors to enter alone, so a licensed guided tour is the only way to explore this legendary site. Learn about the long history of the cemetery, which holds the remains of more than 100,000 people, and New Orleans’ unique above-ground burial practices from your guide.

Take pictures as your guide leads you to some of the most interesting and important family tombs, including the alleged final resting place of famed voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. Perform a special group ritual and blessing here at America’s second-most visited grave (after that of Elvis).

The tour ends at the cemetery gates.
Reviews (187)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Entertaining and informative

Genuine and enthusiastic guide that had a gift for storytelling. Informative. I've taken a bunch of tours in New Orleans (airboat; ghost, witch and vampire tour; city bus tours, etc), and this was the best one by far. Thanks for the tour, Randy!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank steslla
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun, Informative, and sometimes kinda creepy!

We took this tour with Randy and we absolutely loved it. We've taken a few different tours here in New Orleans and Randy was by far our favorite tour guide! Super funny guy and tons of New Orleans knowledge. Even if you aren't lucky enough...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank GlobeTrotting235722
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great informative tour

We went with Brian as our guide. He was funny informative and had a great grasp of history. The good thing was (as opposed to some tours) what he said and explained was actually credible. We walked to the cemetery and we would stop so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
It Doesn’t Matter If It Rains!!

We booked the tour the day of the tour, and promptly got our tickets via email. About 15 minutes before the 1pm tour, we got a call from Brian, who was checking to see if we were still good for the tour. Reason for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank TNT79Bronco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour!!

We went on this tour yesterday and our guide was Brian. It was not only very informative, but super fun and entertaining as well. Brian was hilarious and had some great stories along the way. Super nice guy and a great tour to go on...More

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Elaine L
October 25, 2018|
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Response from LethaoftheKnobs | Reviewed this property |
Around 2 hours.
September 25, 2018|
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Response from chargerpow | Reviewed this property |
Its pretty crowded with people and the surface is uneven. If your at the back of the tour you should be able to do it though. Id check with one of the tour companies since you have to use them anyway.
lisset r
April 15, 2018|
Response from h6p8gv | Reviewed this property |
2 hours but it goes by really fast and as well as seing the graveyard you also get a brief history of new Orleans as well