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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 2 days ago

The history and function of these above-ground tombs are absolutely fascinating. The burial sites range from old and tumble-down to Nicolas Cage's shiny new pyramid. Marie Laveau's tomb is here, although our tour guide pointed out that's it's not in the location that many guides...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kellyindallas1109
Reviewed 2 days ago

Brian from Voodoo Bome Lady tours was authentic and did a great job. We learned about the history of the city and the cemetery. It included a quick break for the bathroom or a snack before went into the cemetery itself

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lindastremmel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Brian was a fantastic tour guide and brought it all to life. It was a very entertaining hour. He was respectful of the surroundings and explained about the mystery behind Marie Catherine Laveau.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You cannot visit NOLA without visiting one of their famous cemetary. If there is one or two to visit, I suggest this one and Lafayette No 1, as they are the oldest ones.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 999Vince
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we booked this tour we had no idea what to expect except to visit a famous cemetery. We got SO much more! We met our tour at the voodoo lounge to get our bracelets and were so excited that our group was assigned to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Charlotte was our guide and she was wonderful. We started on time. Great information with every step. Wear comfortable shoes. My 14 year old daughter and I throughly enjoyed the tour. Fantastic facts, and friendly people.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fran gave us a great tour but the best was when she had a cemetery employee help find the grave of my 4th great grandfather who died in 2804 in the yellow fever epidemic. Fabulous!!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wasn’t very sure what to expect. Our tour guide was amazing. Had wonderful time and learned a lot about the history.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank napojlasky
Reviewed 5 days ago

Famous cemetery just outside the French Quarter. Must take a guide to enter, recommend taking the carriage tour which includes this. Plan to spend about 30 minutes with a guide who will explain the history and show your some famous graves. If it's sunny plan...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only the Catholic Church would have the gall to pimp out its own dead for $20 a head. If they used the cash to pay back some of the people who had their lives ruined by all of those fun-loving priests, I’d gladly fork over...More

Date of experience: March 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.