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Small-Group St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 History & Walking Tour

by New Orleans Secrets Tours Duration 2h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $25

Voodoo queens, jazz funerals, civil rights legends—these are just a few of the captivating topics you unearth on this tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Weave your way among the weathered mausoleums at this ghostly graveyard while listening to the legends and folklore of New Orleans.

Meet your expert guide and make your way to the cemetery. Open since 1789, this graveyard is only allowed to be entered with a licensed tour guide approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. As you step through the wrought-iron gate, stay close to your guide lest you get lost in this labyrinth of tombs. Pass dilapidated mausoleums that have been battered during countless storms, and stop to see the graves of some of the city's most notable people.

With the faint sound of a band playing on Bourbon Street, pay your respects to the influential artists that lie in the Musicians' Tomb. Pause to honor civil rights activist Homer Plessy, see burial sites of the victims of yellow fever, and visit filming locations used in the cult classic Easy Rider.

Feel the chills come over you as you pass the final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Listen as your guide regales you with fascinating tales of this mysterious woman, and the legend that surrounds her tomb.

Voodoo queens, jazz funerals, civil rights legends—these are just a few of the captivating topics you unearth on this tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Weave your way among the weathered mausoleums at this ghostly graveyard while listening to the legends and folklore of New Orleans.

Meet your expert guide and make your way to the cemetery. Open since 1789, this graveyard is only allowed to be entered with a licensed tour guide approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. As you step through the wrought-iron gate, stay close to your guide lest you get lost in this labyrinth of tombs. Pass dilapidated mausoleums that have been battered during countless storms, and stop to see the graves of some of the city's most notable people.

With the faint sound of a band playing on Bourbon Street, pay your respects to the influential artists that lie in the Musicians' Tomb. Pause to honor civil rights activist Homer Plessy, see burial sites of the victims of yellow fever, and visit filming locations used in the cult classic Easy Rider.

Feel the chills come over you as you pass the final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Listen as your guide regales you with fascinating tales of this mysterious woman, and the legend that surrounds her tomb.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$25

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Small-Group St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 History & Walking Tour

Activity Location

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

425 Basin Street

New Orleans 70112

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Mister Gregory's Cafe

    806 N Rampart Street

    New Orleans 70116


Highlights

  • Guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery, established in the 1700s

  • Graves of infamous people like Voodoo queen Marie Laveau

  • Stories about the lives of the figures who haunt the area

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

  • Expert guide approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • This tour allows up to 10 guests


Know Before You Book

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

  • Check-in is 5 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Ticket includes cemetery entry fee.