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Guided Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

by New Orleans Food and Fun Tours Duration 40m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $20

Step foot inside one of the United States' oldest and most storied cemeteries on a guided walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans. Visit the graves of some of the city's most famous citizens and learn why New Orleans' cemeteries are often referred to as “cities of the dead.”

Join your knowledgeable guide near the French Quarter and venture inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1—a site on the National Register of Historic Places that dates back to 1789. Visit the burial sites of several of New Orleans' most revered members of society. Wander past the voodoo priestess Marie Laveau's grave and absorb fascinating details about her mysterious life and death.

Next, visit Homer Plessy's final resting place—paying your respects to the civil rights trailblazer whose actions played a fundamental role in the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson case. Learn why New Orleans has customarily buried its dead above ground as well as other pieces of trivia related to the city's complex and colorful history. Finally, bid your guide farewell, equipped with newfound knowledge about the city—as well as its traditions.

Step foot inside one of the United States' oldest and most storied cemeteries on a guided walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans. Visit the graves of some of the city's most famous citizens and learn why New Orleans' cemeteries are often referred to as “cities of the dead.”

Join your knowledgeable guide near the French Quarter and venture inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1—a site on the National Register of Historic Places that dates back to 1789. Visit the burial sites of several of New Orleans' most revered members of society. Wander past the voodoo priestess Marie Laveau's grave and absorb fascinating details about her mysterious life and death.

Next, visit Homer Plessy's final resting place—paying your respects to the civil rights trailblazer whose actions played a fundamental role in the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson case. Learn why New Orleans has customarily buried its dead above ground as well as other pieces of trivia related to the city's complex and colorful history. Finally, bid your guide farewell, equipped with newfound knowledge about the city—as well as its traditions.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 40m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveler
$20

Total price is $20, taxes included

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Guided Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Activity Location

Saint Louis No. 1 Cemetery

425 Basin St

New Orleans 70112

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

    411 North Rampart Street

    New Orleans 70112


Highlights

  • Guided walking tour of one of the nation's older cemeteries

  • Knowlegable guide relates stories of the cemetery & history

  • Graves of famous people like Marie Laveau & Homer Plessy

  • Opportunity to see where scene from Easy Rider was filmed

  • Chance to learn about New Orleans' burial rites & traditions


Inclusions

  • Guided St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 tour

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Gratuities for your guide are not included.


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 18 or older.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Guided Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 May 26, 2018

Fran was very knowledgeable and extremely nice. We learned a LOT about the history of New Orleans from her. It was great! Highly recommend this tour!!