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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: +1 504-596-3050
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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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Lots to see and learn about

Can only go in with an organised tour, and not much shade so go prepared!. Went with Free Tours on Foot, highly recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Can only go in with an organised tour, and not much shade so go prepared!. Went with Free Tours on Foot, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited St. Louis cemetery No. 1 as part of a French quarter tour. While that tour was fantastic and our guide was great, I did feel like our time in the cemetery was quite rushed. I think i would plan for more than 2 hrs for the whole thing when I go back. The history of the cemeteries in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can get to this cemetery but riding the street car. If you have a tour guide they will tell you many interesting facts. There is one tomb that cost $35,000!!!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The guided tour we took of the cemetery was highly educational and gave a great insight into some of the characters that made New Orleans what it is. Be sure to check out Nicholas Cage's odd future burial site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cemetery is only open for tour groups. The tour I took was over an hour long and very informative. Come early before the cemetery gets full with several different tour groups.

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Monroe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can only go in with a tour guide now which I appreciate as you can see the vandalism that took place. Very fascinating history with the tomb of the "Voodoo Queen" and the spot purchased by Nicholas Cage (though kind of out of place). So much history to take in for the 90 minute tour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Louis Cemetery is the most popular cemetery to go on a tour because it has Nicholas Cage's and supposably Marie Laveau's tomb (they don't know which one it really is). If you would like to visit a cemetery and don't care about Cage and Laveau I suggest going to a different cemetery. Due to the vandalism they no longer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a tour and really enjoyed the area. It was great to take a step back in time and to see some of the local history. It is a place that is full of beautiful grave sites and with the benefit of the tour guide there is wonderful stories of history. This is a very busy place so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group walked around and saw the various grave site and headstone and learned about the cemetery and the history behind it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to have a guide to tour the cemetery We took a late AM tour and enjoyed hearing all the history Lots of other tours at the same time and the guides seem to be fighting for position If you have an hour it is worth the visit

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