St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Jeni K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    We had an amazing time with our tour guide, Zelda! She was informative and entertaining. We learned so much about the history of the cemetery, New Orleans, and other fun facts! We even met the cemetery cat! If you go I hope you get Zelda!!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 May 2023
  • stnapycnaf
    Louisville, Kentucky36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alan is the best!
    Alan was truly magnificent! He gave such a wonderful tour, he had fun facts, very insightful, comical, and lively! If he could give every tour in New Orleans, I would jump on that opportunity. Highly recommend!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Whitley Grant
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zelda needs a raise
    Zelda was out tour guide when my family and I came to visit NO. We came down for a volleyball tournament Feb 2023 and just wanted to see more of the city. My sister is big on history especially with her being a fan of AHS and watching the season about Marie Louveau. So, instantly Zelda was welcoming because being from Texas, i was a bit nervous for the tour being that our graves are under ground. However, Zelda showed us southern hospitality and put us at ease. She mentioned the tour is on limited time so we have to get through everything with limited interruptions so we can get our money’s worth. Absolutely understandable. I was excited at this point. Until a rude Caucasian woman just kept interrupting Zelda while Zelda is trying to explain everything. That woman was so distracting, i wish security could’ve kicked her out of our group. When the people in our group tried to tell her to be quiet and to hold her questions for the end, she still wouldn’t listen and pulled the “Karen” card on Zelda. So, at this point, the white lady had everyone hot (literally & figuratively) however, the whole time while it was hot, Zelda kept her professionalism on point. She’s definitely a great tour guide because the group was fed up with pink toes. All in all, Zelda did an amazing job and I hope when we come back for Essence Festival, she’s still there. She needs a raise and that lady should never come back.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2023
  • scober
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the money to see inside the gates.
    Zelda was an EXCELLENT guide, she even helped keep my 2 year old engaged and entertained. Such a great tour, of an interesting cemetery. Highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of NOLA.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Savion T
    Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative Tour
    Bill did an amazing job doing our tour. Very informative, it was almost insane how much information he remembered off the top of his head. He broke down facts and was able to clearly decider urban legends and what is records. Highly recommend brining a hat and something to drink even though you’re standing around.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Floridalover85
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Zelda was amazing! Very informative. I loved that she tied in her personal experience with the history of the cemetery. She advised us ahead of time to get an umbrella and have something cold to drink. Just wish we would have taken her advice lol
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 June 2023
  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia3,188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do when visiting New Orleans
    You can only enter the cemetery by a tour which I can highly recommend. In the middle of summer I would suggest an early tour as it is extremely hot inside. There is a small amount of shade and some misters but it is still very hot. We had Will as our guide who was fabulous with his stories and history and was very gracious with all our questions. You have to meet at Basin Street Station and I would recommend booking in advance.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Arnni
    Overton, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dark Tourism at it’s best!!!
    Witchcraft, Voodoo and magic combined with a healthy history of New Orleans. The cemetery is a must and is not to be missed when you are visiting New Orleans. Book early to avoid the masses of crowds/tours that are waiting for their scheduled entry in the information centre. Our tour guide Denise was very informative throughout the tour and kept us entertained.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Maggie E
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Will and Alaina were awesome!
    The whole experience was great! Alaina helped us out purchasing tickets and letting us know what to expect. Will was a wonderful guide and tried to keep us all cool by finding shade and maneuvering expertly. He was entertaining and gave us lots of local recommendations as well!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 20 August 2023
  • John S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly informative must do tour
    Great tour and learning experience. Would recommend it to anyone fascinated with history. Our tour guide Ron was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and was full of information about each area and tomb we were shown. The guy definitely enjoys his job which is a fresh of breath air nowadays. We learned alot and we’d take the tour again to see the incredible, rich history this cemetery contains.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 2023
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,742 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Been here before, when people behaved and it was free to enter, without a tour guide too. That's all changed now, can only access the Cemetery with an official tour and you must stay with the guide. Not usually a fan of group walkabouts but my wife had never been here before. The tour operator is located in the old Railway Station just east of the cemetery, although you're best to get your tickets online first as the tours do get full.

The tour guide was good with lots of information and it went by quickly. The highlight though as always is Marie Laveau's crypt. Although now there is no longer people there seeking some sort of intervention or miracle. They had some good info that I hadn't heard before.

It's still a must do when in New Orleans
Written 16 May 2024
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Xiomara M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
This tour was awesome. Our tour guide Zelda was absolutely great. She thought us a lot and made it funny. I recommend coming here just come during the afternoon because it's hotttt.
Written 14 May 2024
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Angela
Mayfield, KY224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Find a tour online to gain access to this cemetery. There is a rich history here that you don’t want to miss. You will learn about the famous people who are and will be buried here. You’ll learn about the history of burials in New Orleans and about local lore. We also yours the French quarters. Well worth the trip
Written 13 May 2024
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sheiladl
Calgary, Canada57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Zelda was an amazing tour guide. She was super fun and knowledgeable. She taught us alot about the tombs and burial practices of the New Orleans area. It was fun. Would recommend for most ages.
Written 12 May 2024
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Traveler08166447721
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Zelda was amazing and entertaining on our Cemetery 1 walking tour! We learned so much about the history. I would highly recommend this tour led Ms Zelda.
Written 30 April 2024
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Meghan D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The tour was so informative and fun. If you can request Zelda as your guide, DO IT. She is fun, full of history, and she makes the entire tour enjoyable and interesting. This is a recommend for visiting NOLA.
Written 26 April 2024
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Felicia A
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I have been on other cemetery tours in New Orleans, but this was my first to No. 1. It was super short and rushed, and our tour guide could not talk much above a whisper , making it almost impossible to hear anything. I believe she is knowledgeable, but having a tour guide who is unable to project her voice makes paying for a guided tour almost pointless. We purchased the tickets from the actual Basin Street Station and it was an “official” tour. Very disappointed…
Written 21 April 2024
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Complete S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Zelda is the best thing that happened to me in Louisiana. The food, music, and vibe were all fun, but Zelda beat them all. She's clearly passionate about her history and her home's history. She was fast-talking, funny, and relatable. If you have the opportunity to take the tour with her, don't hesitate to do it!
Written 20 April 2024
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Marcus D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Our tour guide Zelda was amazing! Great knowledge, stories and wit. I loved her hometown and fun personality. Great tour!
Written 20 April 2024
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Joseph S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Zelda was great! She was informative and had quite a sense of humor which made the tour very enjoyable. She injected a lot of history of the City in the tour which added to our experience. Highly recommend.
Written 20 April 2024
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