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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour provided by French Quarter New Orleans Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
We do not enter buildings on this tour, but it is MANDATORY to wear a mask & socially distance in ALL buildings & during tours. Social distancing is not required amongst family members, but will be enforced between families. Anyone refusing to comply will be asked to leave, with no refund.
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Unlock the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard in a short amount of time on this tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. While guests aren't allowed inside the cemetery at this time, you'll still hear stories about the city’s elaborate family vaults and learn the history of the city’s above-ground burial practices. You'll also pay respects to the city's famous voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    710 St Louis St
    710 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    We do not meet at the cemetery! 710 St. Louis St. Between Royal & Bourbon St., on St. Louis.
    See address & details
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    French Quarter
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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    We do not meet here, but at 710 St. Louis Street. Guests are not allowed in the cemetery at this time, but our tour has been revamped to include French Quarter history, cemetery history and the option for photo shoots at the entrance(s), until the Archdiocese reopens and admits tours. Properly worn masks and social distancing of "pods" is required. You'll still hear about the history and architecture of the cemetery, how & why we bury above the ground, how the vaults work & the history of Marie Laveau, the Queen of Voodoo & many other notables.
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  • You'll end at
    400 Basin St
    400 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    End of tour... does not start here. Basin Street Station Tourist Information Center
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Express tour outside the gates of the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
  • See the legendary tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau
  • This short tour is a great option for visitors with limited time
What to Expect
Connect with your guide in the French Quarter and take a short walk to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most legendary of New Orleans’ “Cities of the Dead.” Learn about the history of burial in New Orleans, including the city’s distinctive above-ground methods that are necessary when below sea level. Walk up to the cemetery gates with your guide and see the elaborate burial vaults you may recognize from films like Easy Rider. Because of archdiocese regulations, visitors cannot enter the cemetery at this time, but you'll still see the tombs of prominent Louisiana families and hear the legends that swirl around the alleged final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. The tour ends at Basin Street Station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
710 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
400 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT MEET AT THE CEMETERY! YOU MUST CHECK IN 15 MIN. PRIOR TO TOUR TIME AT 710 ST. LOUIS ST.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers except children 5 and under, who are free.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (approximately one mile).
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities.
  • Please be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes & drink plenty of water, regardless of the temperature.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with your guide. If you are late, you may join only in the first 10 minutes of the tour, during the walk down St. Louis St. You may reschedule up to 12 hours in advance of departure time with no rebooking fee.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • If you miss your tour, a rescheduling fee of $2.50/pp will apply for same day (if we are able to accommodate you). You must call to reschedule.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • During COVID-19 pandemic, all travelers are required to properly wear a mask & pods will social distance 6 ft.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Hannah T wrote a review 3 Jan
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Casey did amazing! Highly recommend this tour! Very informational and loved it included some stuff in the French Quarter as well!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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poppyir86wt wrote a review Dec 2020
Chicago, Illinois26 contributions2 helpful votes
Not sure how I feel. I guess for $10 it’s cool to gather some info. Our guide talked too fast. But they say you will see Marie’s cemetery, but you don’t. U just see the outside walls. I’m sure maybe with the cemetery open the tour would be better, but then again it was only$10
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Response from Tamara N, Owner at One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. It is listed in the description, before purchase, that the cemetery is closed due to COVID. We appreciate your business.
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David M wrote a review Nov 2020
Kansas City, Missouri29 contributions11 helpful votes
Terrific experience with a great guide. He had a good sense of humor and while it was apparent he doesn't subscribe to the voodoo/hoodoo/mystical past of NOLA, he was happy to show us everything and give us a great history on the many markers. Also, super affordable!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Tamara N, Owner at One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business. Please visit us again soon.
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Steven M wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
When I booked this the disclaimer wasn’t on the page we didn’t find out we wouldn’t be entering until we met the guide. If you go on any other tours you learn the same thing. We really could have walked ourselves there if we wanted to see the outside disappointment is an
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Tamara N, Owner at One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Not sure when you booked your tour for the disclaimer to have not been on the description, as it was added when we reopened. Regardless, when you met your guide and he disclosed, again, you did have the option to take the tour or obtain a refund. You did take the tour. We appreciate your review and your business.
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Jenni B wrote a review Nov 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana5 contributions2 helpful votes
They don’t tell you that you CANNOT enter the cemetery. I only booked to be allowed access to the cemetery and once I arrived, I was told “COVID restrictions say we cannot enter”. VERY deceptive and a waste of money.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Tamara N, Owner at One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
Responded 21 Nov 2020
Full disclosure was given...twice. It states, very clearly, in the tour description, before you book, that the cemetery remains closed. You are also told, by the guide, at the beginning of the tour, that the cemetery remains closed, in case you didn't read the description. This tour is full of French Quarter AND cemetery history, architecture and amazing stories, with photo options at the entrances. Please read the description before you book.
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On our own
We spent five days in Nola, ( love that city) we had coffee in Cafe Dumonde, Possibly misspelled. We walked the Qua
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French Quarter & St Louis #1 Walking Tour
Our guide Jamie was very knowledgeable about New Orleans history. The information shared during the tour was fascin
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Highly Recommend
We went on the 1hr cemetery tour of St Louis Cemetary #1 and it was excellent. Our guide was Casey and he was very
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Best Guides in NOLA
Friendly and knowledgeable. Try the drinking tour. Tons of fun and go where some of the worlds most famous cockta
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Afternoon cemetery tour
Our guide was really sweet, pointed out multiple historic locations on the walk from the meetup point to the cemete
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Charlotte Was Awesome!
My fiancé and I went on this tour and were thoroughly impressed by our quirky and extremely knowledgeable tour guid
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Be careful which tour guide you get
The reviews of this company seem to suggest that the quality of the tour is very dependent on the guide you get. W
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Sara L
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Michael was phenomenal
We hit jack pot with this history professor, who apparently has deep love to the hisotry of new orleans and the his
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Leslie B
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GO WITH ANOTHER COMPANY!!!
HORRIBLE, RUDE EXPERIENCE!!! Sorry, this is a long post... We showed up for our 3:30p walking tour at 3:28p with mo
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Megan M
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Cemetery 1 walking tour
Very interesting and informative! Our guide was committed to the tour despite the rain. Would definitely recommend.
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Margo G
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Angel was the best tour guide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We took a cemetery and french quarter walking tour with Angel as our guide. She was so knowledgeable she took us a
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Super tour guide - Marta
Our St Louis Cemetery Tour Guide , Marta, made it an unforgetable experience. She was a wealth of information and
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Jess B
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Exciting and enjoyable tour!
Our tour guide, Angel, was so much more entertaining than I anticipated! She was so engaging and knew a lot about t
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matthewshapiro
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Great Experience!
My mom and I had such a fun time on the French Quarter/Cemetery Walking Tour! Our guide, Kimberley, was fantastic.
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Lori W
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An experience like no other
My party and I took a private walking tour of the French Quarter, our guide Angel was amazing, informative, and pr
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