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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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Must do if you visit NOLA!

Great tour guide Ernie shared fascinating "tidbits"about NOLA history, using cemetery #1 as his backdrop. Ernie was clearly very well read and knowledgeable in the history, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great tour guide Ernie shared fascinating "tidbits"about NOLA history, using cemetery #1 as his backdrop. Ernie was clearly very well read and knowledgeable in the history, but also quite enthusiastic and entertaining. Loved it!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited as part of a carriage tour. As everyone notes, you must be with a licensed guide because they had so many vandalism issues. It was very interesting but it is VERY warm- no shade, and just one place with a bench. My mom who is a senior was really dragging at the end and we had a short... More 

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Le Roy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The history here is incredible. The gravesites are awesome to see. So many different types and how the process works. Very educational! Best tour we took on our trip to french quarter. We did not have a car so this was perfect because we were able to just walk there from the french quarter. Highly recommend this tour!

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the 1.5 hour tour with Save Our Cemeteries. Our guide, Larry, was extremely knowledgeable about the place, the history, several of the families interred there. Got some history, geography, construction techniques... A really enjoyable morning!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of history here. Be warned you must have a tour guide to enter. It is very very hot and no shade. Come prepared

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can now only tour this cemetery with a licensed guide. Lucky for me, I booked with Two Chicks Walking Tours and had an excellent tour, with my guide Ashton pointing out many interesting tombs while providing fascinating background information from New Orleans history, including the history of burying the dead in New Orleans. Based on reviews of this cemetery,... More 

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Fond Du Lac
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was great. Steven knew the history of the city and the cemeteries. If you get to choose try to get him. Take in water. If there's no breeze, it's hot in there.

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kinderhook, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool history. However the tour was PRICEY and it was hotter than hell in there. I would not do it again.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a very unique burial ceremony/culture and it was interesting to listen to the guide's explanation here. Good place to visit if you find yourself in this city.

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Keystone Heights, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In order to get into the cemetery, you have to be accompanied by a tour guide. There is also a dollar fee that the guide will collect that is charged separately by the church who runs the cemetery. There are several famous tombs in the church such as Marie Leveau, Homer Plessy, and Nicholas Cage. I went with Witches Brew... More 

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