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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
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St. Louis Cemetery #3 is located at 425 Basin St. in The Treme neighborhood. This is where the infamous voodoo queen Marie Laveau is buried. This is also the oldest cemetery in New Orleans built in 1789. You must have a tour guide to enter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jodih792
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was very different and interesting.Basically mauseleums for families above ground burials that were placed in a cement box and later when the body had lost its moisture content the bones were slotted into the mausoleum

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Q4808GBdaves
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am absolutely intrigued by the old cemeteries in NOLA! Fascinating to walk through and see what I have seen for years in movies! Must do while in NOLA!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Vanessa F
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's sad that I cold only get in with a tour, and didn't have any time to visit and photograph the tombs, but the two short tours I took were great. Beautiful tombs. My only wish is that I had more time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shealafemme
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved strolling thru here on my own. Be sure to bring a camera to take some shots of some of these old, and historic tombs. Be sure to leave a offering for Marie Laveau on her tomb, or the named one, but as history tells...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sunshine65703786930
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting and very New Orleans experience. We had a great tour guide that was not only knowledgeable but fun and full of other great recommendations. Definitely must see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kasia Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are many cemetary tours & we believe they are as good as the tour guide and that is often a crapshoot as to who you get. Two hours is too long of a tour especially in the heat. The tour guide talked about how...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank luckyg215
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend group and I booked a tour through Viator (found on the Trip Advisor website) and we had a wonderful tour of St. Louis Cemetery No 1! I had already been around a few famous cemeteries and some of my friends weren't convinced but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sipriceisright
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember being able to go through the cemeteries at leisure. Now a guide is required. We took a cemetery tour (it originated on St Peter's Reverend Zombies shop) and was outstanding. The guides name was Gabrielle and he a great job at explaining local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Molly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful, enlightening guided tour through the cemetery Our guide, Hope, from French Quarter Phantom Tours made every step interesting and kept it light and enjoyable Got some great photos and definitely recommend this tour!

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.