Admission to St Louis Cemetery #1 (not open to the public)
Guided tour of the oldest cemetery in New Orleans (1789)
Insight into unique above-ground burials & voodoo
Souvenir gris-gris bag (a New Orleans voodoo tradition)
Tombs of famous figures like high priestess Marie Laveau
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (not open to the general public)
Souvenir gris-gris (charm) bag
Live tour commentary provided in English
What you can expect
Book now to gain exclusive entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Admission is is prohibited without a licensed tour guide. We offer small tours into St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 to ensure the guest experience is as intimate as possible.
The adventure begins with roundtrip airconditioned coach transportation to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1—the oldest Roman Catholic cemetery in New Orleans and the final resting place of some of the Crescent City's most famous (and infamous) residents. Learn the true stories behind historical figures like high priestess Marie Laveau, the renowned Voodoo queen of New Orleans.
Travel back in time to the late 1700s and delve into the intriguing lore that shaped New Orleans' mystical identity. Licensed tour guides help you explore cemetery haunts like the tomb of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and teach you about unique Creole burial customs.
As you walk among the tombs, discover the significance behind the Creole tradition of above-ground burials, and find out the strange and curious origins of terms like “saved by the bell” and “graveyard shift.” At the end of your tour, your guide leaves you with a gris-gris, a souvenir bag inspired by the traditional amulets and charms of New Orleans' Voodoo practitioners.