Tours and Tickets

St. Louis Cemetery #1 & #2 / Voodoo Tour provided by Historic New Orleans Tours

St. Louis Cemetery #1 & #2 / Voodoo Tour

Save
Share
Select Date and Travellers
From
€21.00
Date
2 adults
Options
Low Price Guarantee
Overview
Explore New Orleans history by way of its most famous graveyard on an in-depth tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. See the ornate tombs featured in many films, including the final resting place of “Voodoo Queen” Marie Laveau, and learn about the origins and beliefs of the voodoo religioon. The storied cemetery can only be visited with a guide, and this tour offers special insight thanks to a tour leader who is a local historian and author.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Backatown Coffee Parlour
    301 Basin St Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Departure Point: Royal Cafe Beignet Address: 334-B Royal Street Dates: Daily
    See address & details
  • 1
    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Louis Armstrong Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Louis Armstrong Park
    701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    See address & details
+
Highlights
  • Learn about New Orleans’ curious above-ground burials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • Explore the myths and misconceptions of voodoo while visiting the tomb of Marie Laveau
  • Archdiocese rules don't allow independent visitors, so a tour is the only way to go
  • Go deeper into New Orleans history with an extended 2-hour tour
Important Information
Departure Point
Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin St Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
41Reviews
0Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 27
  • 3
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
Amanda H wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Collins, Colorado20 contributions2 helpful votes
This tour was very informative and uplifting. We starting at Cafe Beignet, and our guide met us just outside. She then took us through sites within the French quarter, Our Lady of Guadalupe church, and St Louis Cemetery No 1. Our guide was so informative! She was funny and very
Read more
Helpful
Share
Wesley B wrote a review Jan 2020
Fawn Grove3 contributions
I was surprised to learn that some of the graves predate the cemetery, and how long it had been used in general. It was uplifting to see some of the tombs being restored and cared for. This tour was a very positive experience.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from robflo777, Owner at St. Louis Cemetery #1 & #2 / Voodoo Tour
Responded 29 Apr 2020
Thanks, Wesley! David had a great time on that tour!
Read more
Ptuty wrote a review Dec 2019
Minneapolis47 contributions1 helpful vote
Our Minnesota family of four greatly enjoyed this tour and our wonderful tour guide, David H. Lots of interesting info and an engaging guide. Recommended!
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
PAUL O wrote a review Oct 2019
Owings Mills, Maryland4 contributions
The tour guide was very knowledgeable on the cemetery and the burial process in New Orleans - disclosing myths and facts about the cemetery and process of burying dead in New Orleans. Note: Need to be a relative of an individual buried in St. Louis 1 cemetery or with a tour
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
Mjenkins wrote a review Sep 2019
Cleveland, Ohio13 contributions1 helpful vote
Terrific cemetery tour along with Congo Square and some on the way local sites which have a terrific story of Nola history and voodoo. Our tour guide David R. was so knowledgeable and well paced. Encouraged photos and questions. Would definitely book another tour with this
Read more
Helpful
Share
Response from robflo777, Owner at St. Louis Cemetery #1 & #2 / Voodoo Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
David R. thank you for your response!
Read more
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Historic New Orleans Tours
vance271
00
Highly recommended, Dave was great!
Wonderful tour! Our guide Dave was very nice and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions (and we had a lot)
Read more
grahambaker
00
Literary ghosts - where they drank, wrote, and drank some more
We took the literary tour with Robert Florence. Our small group enjoyed the shared readings at literary landmarks,
Read more
adinakc
00
Wonderful walking tour in the French Quarter!
Wonderful tour in December during Christmas. The whole family loved it. Very informative, interesting, and fun! Wou
Read more
tracilewis0603
00
Very Informative
We had Randy as our tour guide and he was excellent! We would highly recommend this tour! It is very informative. W
Read more
ChaseHolton
00
Garden District and Cemetery
Dave was awesome, great knowledge of the area and amiable disposition. Unable to actually go in cemetery due to ar
Read more
aprilp251
00
Half a tour
The tour guide was great BUT I didn’t find out that the cemetery was closed and not available for the tour until AF
Read more
Regnitte
00
Trip cancelled due to coronacris
tour was cancelled . we received a refund. the company dealt with us well. this would have been a tour of New Or
Read more
KK3013
00
Waste is money & time.
I am usually never one to complain or leave bad reviews but this one was a waste of time and money. Our tour guide
Read more
R738PTstephenb
00
Heavy emphasis on Celebrity Houses, Tour Guide was boring and on autopilot
I was not impressed with this tour. It started at the Garden District Book Store, which was a nice enough little pl
Read more
Richard T
00
Great insight, Great local knowledge.
David Rogers was an excellent guide, we took the Lafayette and Garden District tour, His knowledge was boundless, a
Read more
pwiz2016
00
Enjoyed the tour immensely
We had a great tour, which we talked about long after it was over. Our guide, Frank, a native for many generations,
Read more
sierrap616
00
NOLA quick visit
This was an excellent addition to our quick visit to NOLA. I loved Nida and felt she did an excellent job organizin
Read more
Vodkatravelandtales_
00
Loved this tour and our tour guide
Leonce was mine and my friends tour guide and let me tell you...! He was such a charmer! He was informative, patien
Read more
kirstyks626
00
Really fun and informative
Leonce was a great guide as he went that extra mile (starting the tour by giving us the recipes for the cocktails h
Read more
Richard K
00
Great tour filled with lots of historical facts
So glad we decided to do this tour yesterday, it was totally worth it. Our tour guide (Frank I think) was so well v
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+44 12 2492 8241

Travellers also viewed

Frequently bought together

Cultural Tours

New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour
from €22.51*
Popular: Booked by 802 travellers!
New Orleans Garden District Tour
from €13.44*
Popular: Booked by 1,723 travellers!
New Orleans French Quarter and Garden District Bike Tour
from €42.00*
Popular: Booked by 405 travellers!
Frequently Asked Questions about St. Louis Cemetery #1 & #2 / Voodoo Tour