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“Fascinating!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
Ranked #25 of 316 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fascinating!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We were told not to walk here alone so came as part of a carriage tour from Jackson Square. So atmospheric and fascinating, learnt so much and could have spent hours there reading the inscriptions and looking at the ornately carved stonework. Marie Laveau's tomb with its graffiti and offerings is very interesting indeed, makes you want to learn more about her life. Definitely don't miss the opportunity to see something so unique to New Orleans. Look out for Nic Cages burial plot, the white pyramid.

Visited January 2013
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West Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is a must see for anyone traveling to N.O. We were lucky enough to hear about the history of all cemeteries in N.O. while on our plantation tour.

Visited January 2013
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Clover, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Interesting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Took the tour through "Haunted Tours". Our guide was very knowlegable. There is a fee of $20; fortunately we had a coupon for $3 off. One can walk through the cemetary free, but having a guide makes the experience facinating.

Visited January 2013
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“See it with a tour guide”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We walked to the cemetery by ourselves; the neighborhood is sketchy at best, and we didn't learn much. We went back with a tour, felt safer, and learned quite a bit.

Visited January 2013
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Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very Interesting and Safe to Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Although we did make use of one of the Friends of the Cemtery guided tours, we would have been equally happy to visit unescorted.

Visited January 2013
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