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St. Louis Cemetery Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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St. Louis Cemetery Tour
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The focus of this tour is the sacred space of St. Louis #1 Cemetery, located just outside the French Quarter. 501 Basin Street, inside the visitor's center near the archway between the two main rooms.
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The focus of this tour is the sacred space of St. Louis #1 Cemetery, located just outside the French Quarter. 501 Basin Street, inside the visitor's center near the archway between the two main rooms.
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Overview
Due to new rules by the Catholic Archdiocese, trips inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 are not allowed without a licensed tour. Visit one of New Orleans oldest cemeteries with a guide who knows the history of the resting places of some of the city’s first residents. Plus, this guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery is short, so you can still fit in other activities during the day.
What to Expect
Meet for this St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 tour at the Backatown Coffee Parlour on Basin Street in New Orleans about 15 minutes before your tour time.

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.
Reviews (105)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun, informative, and thorough tour given with clear love for the city and history

Mike gave me and a couple of friends a wonderful tour through the cemetery, but started first with a rundown of the fascinating history of the old Storyville neighborhood. It's clear he loved the city, and hearing him share that with us was a real...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JoseP6106
Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Louis Cemetery Tour with Ms. Loretta

What an absolute blast. From the moment we met Ms. Loretta, with her happy pink hair and sparkly blue eyes, we knew this would be no ordinary tour. We were lucky enough to be a group of just two, so we got all her enthusiasm,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank llucken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very Informative

Our tour guide was Karen. She was very knowledgeable about the NOLA area as well as the cemetery, which is a requirement! We had a group of 9 people who went on the small tour and it lasted about 90 minutes. It was interesting to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CheekyMonkey12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing tour by Loretta!

We loved our 1 hour tour with Loretta! She was fun and engaging, but also very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans. She kept everyone’s attention, even our 10 year old son’s. Highly recommended tour.

1  Thank 682kamilac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful tour with Mike, really interesting and fun

We signed up for the Cemetery tour and met Michael Naughton at the Cafe basically next door to St. Louis #1. We ended up going on a private tour which was amazing of course. Mike was really engaging, he had a lot of the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nadine_Kaelber
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The tour lasted about an hour and 15 minutes at the cemetery itself.
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