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NOLA History at St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour

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Highlights

  • Stroll through time in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

  • Tomb of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau

  • Visit the pyrmid tomb of Nick Cage

  • Learn of people that makes New Orleans special

  • Learn the burial customs in our Cities of the Dead

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of St Louis Cemetery #1

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Personal safety equipment

Know Before You Book

  • Cemetery is closed to the public, must have a licensed tour guide to enter

  • Tour group size is limited to 15 guests

  • Check is 15 mins before start of tour

  • Please dress for the weather, tour goes on rain or shine

What you can expect

New Orleans’ Cemeteries offer more than beautifully ornate tombs- they are steeped in history. Created in 1789, St. Louis Cemetery #1 has stood for more than two hundred years, and within its maze lies the monuments of stories of New Orleans most famous- and infamous- residents.

At St. Louis Cemetery #1 you will see the tombs of New Orleans notables Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, Homer Plessey, and even the empty tomb of Nick Cage. No one should leave New Orleans without visiting one of our “cities of the dead.”

But it’s more than just the dead- on this tour you will learn the about the burial customs, traditions, and people that made New Orleans what it is today. Take a walk with us through New Orleans history seen through the eyes of those that have left us.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Corner of Toulouse and Rampart St
  • 600 North Rampart Street
  • New Orleans Louisiana 70112

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Corner of Toulouse and Rampart St
  • 600 North Rampart Street
  • New Orleans Louisiana 70112
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