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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
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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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Fun tour

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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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Thank MarkfromNC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Ararat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Livingston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on a tour, as that is the only way to gain access the cemetery now. Very unique and beautiful site with rich history. We learned a lot about the small cemetery's residents (100,000 I believe). I highly recommend this. However, it does get crowded in there with all of the tours going on at once.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this cemetery an interesting place to walk through for its history and generational information. Unfortunately, it has been damaged and a restoration project is underway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on this tour through Save Our Cemeteries and had an excellent guide. Book in advance and if it's in the summer bring an umbrella or hat as there is very little shade. The history of the burial practices and subsequently the history of New Orleans was fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on a mule carriage from Jackson Square and the guide brought us around the cemetery as well. Fascinating burial method and lots of local history provided.

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