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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Walking Tour

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Explore one of the most famous cemeteries in New Orleans with this 1-hour tour of the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. See the grave of Marie Laveaux, the voodoo queen, and some filming locations of 'Easy Rider.' Learn about wall vaults, family tombs, and society tombs. This sacred space requires reverence and it's with specific permission from the Archdiocese that only guests with licensed guides are admitted.
  • Enter St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 the only way possible—with a licensed tour
  • A guide tells you stories about the aboveground tombs and family vaults
  • Catch sight of the legendary voodoo queen, Marie Laveau’s grave
  • Choose from three St. Louis Cemetery tour times to best fit your schedule
What to Expect
Meet for this St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 tour at the Backatown Coffee Parlour on Basin Street in New Orleans. Once you get acquainted with your guide, set off on foot and walk one block to the cemetery. On the way over, your guide tells you about the area and how it was affected by Hurricane Katrina. Arrive at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and continue inside the gates. Listen to stories about some of the first people buried in the cemetery as you stroll past the aboveground tombs and family vaults. Your tour also stops at the grave site of “voodoo queen,” Marie Laveau. Your guided tour ends outside St. Louis Cemetery.
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Departure Point
301 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My friends and I went on this tour and loved it. When I wrote my review I erroneously rated it as one star when it should have been five. Sorry for misleading others and for any negative impact this might have on Two Chicks. Our...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank flahertyanabel
Christine M, Owner at Two Chicks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for communicating with us about the 1 star, sometimes it can feel like we're only as good as our last review. We're delighted you and your friends enjoyed the Cemetery tour.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The cemetery visit was great! I really enjoyed the personal touches that Loretta gave with an introductory text message and follow up email that was extremely helpful! She was very kind and respectful of the space we were in.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Christine M, Owner at Two Chicks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

WE love Miss Loretta too! Thanks for the 5 star love and acknowledging our respectful presence in sacred spaces.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Christie was an excellent tour guide. She made it a very fun experience. She shared a lot of interesting history about the cemetery and New Orleans in general. I would definitely recommend it to others!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Christine M, Owner at Two Chicks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review and the shout out for our team member, Christie is a full time guide and tour professional. She's constantly reading to expand her knowledge and genuinely enjoys sharing New Orleans with our guests.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting and informative tour with Christie (one of the Two Chicks - I believe). We loved learning all about the oldest and most famous cemetary in New Orleans. From the Easy Rider stories, to vodoo queen Marie Laveau grave to kooky...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Christine M, Owner at Two Chicks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. St. Louis Cemetery is endlessly fascinating. Two Chicks Walking has actually grown from its inception in 2014, we now have 9 chicks and a few roosters. Our team has all earned 5 star reviews and we genuinely like each other and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. Our tour guide "Loki" lead us on a tour that was educational, entertaining, and unexpected. I would highly recommend Two Chicks!

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Christine M, Owner at Two Chicks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The combination of educational, entertaining and unexpected are perfect ways to describe our St. Louis Cemetery #1 tours, thank you for affirming that we've delivered on what we intend to do. Reviews mean so much to businesses in today's world.

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Response from BeachboyNY | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasted about an hour and 15 minutes at the cemetery itself.
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