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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
Phone Number: 504-596-3050
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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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Cemetery Tour

We had a tour guide take us through the St Louis Cemetery # 1. As explained to us, people are no longer allowed to walk through this cemetery alone because of all the vandalism... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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North Judson, Indiana
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North Judson, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a tour guide take us through the St Louis Cemetery # 1. As explained to us, people are no longer allowed to walk through this cemetery alone because of all the vandalism and theft that has happened in the past. This is the cemetery where Marie Laveau and her family members were buried. We had a very nice... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

But after a while it just becomes a merge of lots of tombs and talking about dead people, and you leave there feeling a little creeped out. Id go here though rather than any of the other cemetery is you are considering a tour, helps to have a tour guide

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Youngsville, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour itself is not worth $20 (or $10 if you ride the bus). You have 40 minutes to see very little of the cemetery. The tour guide, Nancy, was very rude and didn't seem to want to amswer questions. If you said you heard from everyone else in New Orleans that Marie Lavoie is buried in an unmarked tomb... More 

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Thank GaskillOBX
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Understandably the cemetery is only open to guided tours and we are so glad we booked with Save Our Cemeteries! Mike was an outstanding guide and so informative of the history and beauty of the cemetery. We loved our tour and look forward to touring another City of the Dead with Save Out Cemeteries on a future trip!

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Goa, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 is a must-visit for any visitor interested in history and preservation.This is a place that deserves time and understanding.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most famous of the cemeteries is St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. There are a lot of famous New Orleans residents buried in it. The tour guides do an excellent job

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It used to be open to the public but now you can only go in with a guided tour. It's well worth it. Amazingly beautiful place of rest. Tour guides will tell you awesome stories and educated you in the who and why and how of this above ground burial style. You come to NOLA and this site for several... More 

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Thank Karyn G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recommendation would be to find out what others share about their experience and hope you have better luck with your choice. I do understand the monetary needs of maintaining these grounds. I also believe in avoiding the irresponsible and ill willed acts of those who might cause this holy place and its residents harm. I should have taken additional time... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wandered around just "discovering" the history among all these old graves...then looked up in guides later to fill in the experience.

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Thank Barbara T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on a group tour with my sister. The guide was phenomenal, great story teller and history buff. There's some pretty interesting things to see

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