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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed...

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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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery 1
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour

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Interesting tour!

Our tour guide was Leah and she was great! She was extraordinarily knowledgeable about the cemetery and the city in general. My sister and I really enjoyed the tour! We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Greenville, PA
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide was Leah and she was great! She was extraordinarily knowledgeable about the cemetery and the city in general. My sister and I really enjoyed the tour! We joined up with the tour a few minutes after it started so we missed the first Marie Laveau grave (one of three). Leah was so awesome she took us back... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really, really enjoyed Ms Denise's tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. She has a wealth of knowledge about New Orleans and the Cemetery, and great anecdotes. Her big personality keeps you engaged throughout. We squeezed the trip in before we headed back to Nashville and I'm so glad we did. PS None of the group options suit our group....I... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Due to vandals, you can no longer visit the cemetery without a guide. We used "Free Tours By Foot" tour company. Their tour was twice as long (2 hours) and half the price of the other companies and was VERY good value for money. The cemetery is fascinating, not at all creepy. The guide gave us so much history about... More 

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guntown, ms
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The $20 required to enter the cemetery is well worth it. We had a great guide who told not only about the cemetery itself but also about the lives of the bodies buried there. Historical, interesting and a must even if cemetery tours aren't usually your thing.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Admission only with a tour guide, which is understandable. But if you just want a quick look at a New Orleans cemetery, be warned that you can see very little over the walls or through the gate.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You must have a guide to go into the cemetery. I did mine through "Free Tour on Foot" and the guide was fantastic! Her knowledge of New Orleans history and burial was great. The tombs are so old, from the early 1800s so a lot of them are in bad shape, but they are working to fix it up. See... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church has changed their regulations so must go in with a tour guide, but it is totally worth getting in on a tour to check out this place. The graves inside have so much history and interesting stories behind them for you to learn about. I would say that you will not be disappointed if you take some time... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We heard you cannot access without a tour guide so we booked one with gray line tours. We booked the New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour at 9am. We had a great guide, she told us stories of some of the more interesting occupants and the history of the cemetery and really the history of New Orleans and Louisiana.... More 

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Union, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a very knowledgeable guide who provided us with lots of interesting and historical facts about the different monuments.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be sure to take a guided tour of this old cemetery!! There is so much history to be learned from the knowledgeable tour guides. The place is only a block square, yet over 50,000 people have been buried there!! Each tomb may contain over 50 individuals!! You will hear about the early settlers and their battle with yellow fever, malaria,... More 

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