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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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Fascinating cemetery, excellent guide

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... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The archdiocese of New Orleans wont let you enter this free cemetery, without a licensed tour guide, who must remain with you the entire time. Most famous tombs are Marie Laveau(VooDoo Queen of New Orleans) and Nicolas Cage has purchased a plot, erected a pyramid on it, for his eventual final resting place. Lots of history in this cemetery.

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Cheboygan MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a very nice tour here. It was a little hot because there was no breeze but very informative. I learned a lot.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You must now have a guide to enter, so worth the money to walk through. Our guide was knowledgeable and it was a great trip. A must see while visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour with Sheila from Grey Line. Informative and funny. Cemetery is not open to the general public, you have to go in with a guide. I highly recommended taking the tour with Sheila.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through here on a bus tour on a very rainy day. The guide made this very interesting telling us about the cities personalities and families buried here.

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