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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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Reviewed yesterday

Went with the Gray Line tour for this event. Our tour guide was named Gray; how convenient. She told of the story of how Marie Laveau came to be known as the voodoo queen of New Orleans. And it was an overcast day which made...More

Thank Tamesha O
Reviewed yesterday

I have visited many cemeteries in NOLA but this is my favorite by far. Located in the Treme, I enjoyed the short walk from the FQ to this cemetery - coincidentally the one from the film Easy Rider. I love the oldness of it and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lot to see !!! why do I need a 100 charters just to post ??? that make no sence to just say this is a great place to see / visit !!!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fran, from Save our Cemeteries, as our guide for the cemeteries tour of St. Louis No.1, was one of our highlights of our time in New Orleans. She was particularly knowledgable of not only the cemetery but also the history and culture through the antebellum...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was one of the most interesting parts of our trip. We were a group of 10 ladies with a bachelorette party, and we did the 1:30 slot on a Friday. There were 28 in the group but it didn’t feel overly crowded. It...More

Thank Krystina B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did Witches Brew tour with Graham. He was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and wanted everyone to be comfortable. Bring an umbrella and a bottle of water. The bottled water is $7 in the local stores on the tour path. It poured rain...More

Thank Jill P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting. Great morning tour with “free tours by foot”. Wear a hat. $1 water bottles sold outside enterance.

Thank sarabi2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only in New Orleans, which is unique in so many ways, could cemeteries be major tourist attractions. However, because the city is built on a swamp, the deceased have to be buried above ground here in elaborate stone crypts and mausoleums. Over time the cemeteries,...More

Thank klingon65
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this Cemetery 6 or 7 times. It is the oldest cemetery in the city replacing original burial ground which was inside the French Quarter.. On this trip I learned that non residents can no longer visit the cemetery unless on a tour...More

Thank johndt41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to walk around and get a sense of the history of New Orleans, it is very hot in the mid day sun though so take some shade and water.

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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
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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.