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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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Took the tour with a small group. It lasted a bit longer than an hour, and I think it was $20 per person. It was a nice tour, and the guide knew a lot about the place and the tombs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nacpb
Reviewed 3 days ago

Remember! You NEED a tour guide or somebody authorized to go inside! Completely worth the visit to pay respects to the families there and to learn the history of, not only those families, but also of the town and culture. Very thankful I was given...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KaiBug
Reviewed 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I took the cemetery tour with Trevor and were totally blown away by his knowledge of this amazing place. He was funny, interesting, and kept us intrigued the entire length of the tour. We were anticipating to just learn a bit about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EricaMM
Reviewed 3 days ago

This cemetary is best viewed with one of the many available tour guides. We thoroughly enjoyed the details shared by our tour guide including a lot of NOLA history and folklore stories. If you have never visited a New Orleans cemetery I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 3 days ago

St. Louis Cemetery is the name of three Roman Catholic cemeteries in New Orleans. Cemeteries No. 1 and No. 2 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. No. 1 is the oldest and most famous. Opened...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not much to see, but very different from home. Traditionally they put their loved ones to rest above ground for various reasons, and we put them below ground.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kim C
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful cemetery and a step back in time. There are several graves here in need of repair here but it just adds to the ambiance of the atmosphere. There's something peaceful about walking through here.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AnnaWallace78
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this place, we went on a walking tour for about 45 minutes, our guide explained to us more about New Orleans history, and all the great personalities whos rest remains in this cemetery. Even the tomb of Nicolas Cage bought with a pyramid...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luis B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I booked a tour of the cemetery. We really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about the cemetery’s history and famous residents. I highly recommend taking the time to take the tour!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 212allenj
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very interesting and informative tour. Ernie, our tour guide (history degree) was superb, Just watch out walking as the pavement/bricks/ground is very uneven.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank RicDic
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from cdrake3460 | Reviewed this property |
No, you have to go on a guided tour. So there is an admission charge. About $20/person. It's a private cemetery. The public one, somewhere else in N.O., is open to the public.
June 12, 2018|
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Response from KarenKayT | Reviewed this property |
There are several different companies that offers tours here. You would need to check with the tour operator that you were considering. There are some areas of the cemetery that are narrow and some places are uneven... More
March 25, 2018|
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Response from stevendD6925DX | Reviewed this property |
A good tour guild can make it 30 or 45 minutes. very interesting.