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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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A few girlfriends and I went and it's pretty awesome. You have to pay for a tour guide to get in because people have been damaging things so don't be upset.. it's a way to try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A few girlfriends and I went and it's pretty awesome. You have to pay for a tour guide to get in because people have been damaging things so don't be upset.. it's a way to try and preserve history and it's worth the money. And oddly enough, Nick cage has a tomb here for me he dies.. that guy is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture and history lesson on the unique way the people of New Orleans bury their dearly departed. It is extremely hot during the summer and fall there, and the cemetery is out in the open with no chance of shade. Bring water, umbrellas & sun block because the sun will be cruel as well as 15 degrees hotter than... More 

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Westmoreland, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As an individual who loves visiting cemeteries, St. Louis has been on my bucket list for quite some time, and it did not disappoint. Guests are now required to visit the location with a licensed tour guide due to some vandalism that had taken place. While this shortens the amount of time that can be spent within the cemetery and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This tour was great...The guide was excellant and the history and descriptions of the area were very illuminating...She enjoyed what she did and it came through in her presentation...Would highly reccomend it to anyone who wants to learn the history fo the area...

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Thank edemp46
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You must have a guide to go through this cemetery. Very informative and so many mausoleums. There are many tour guides that have to be certified to take you through.

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Gleason, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good visit with guide. You must have a guide to visit, unless you are visiting family. Guided tours are $20 per person, but well worth it.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see! Very informative guides - closed to "public" in that you must be with a tour guide. Worth the $20 because it supports restoration of the cemetery. Very interesting

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour of the cemetery with Grey Line tours. Was fascinating to hear the history of the city's cemeteries. Unfortunately because of vandalism the cemetery is only accessible by tour. I was disappointed that the Marie Leveau tomb had been cleaned up and all offerings, and visitor marks removed. Still a must see.

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even during the morning, this place was creepy. The tombs were so overgrown but just incredible to see. the holding tombs that surround the cemetary were really cool. We looked for a tour but no one was around that day. We explored and loved it for about an hour. Go if your in the area.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a Grayline tour of this historic cemetary that lasted an hour and a half. I was really glad we did it. So many interesting things to see and learn about!

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