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New Orleans' City of the Dead Cemetery No. 1 Tour

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Highlights
  • Explore one of New Orleans' busiest areas without worrying about getting lost 
  • Safely go to a voodoo ritual shop with a guide who’s familiar with the religion
  • Quickly find Marie Laveau’s grave from thousands of headstones 
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New Orleans' City of the Dead Cemetery No. 1 Tour
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Overview
New Orleans can be an intimidating place to tackle on your own, especially when you’re interested in the city’s deep voodoo roots. This tour makes it easy by guaranteeing a spot on a guided tour that not only dives deep into the Big Easy’s voodoo culture, but also quickly takes you to famous graves at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
What to Expect
Your tour meets at the corner of Royal and Conti Streets in New Orleans' French Quarter, where your guide first shows you some of the well-known architecture of the area, such as the Creole townhouses and shotgun homes.

As you go, your guide shares stories about the city’s rich voodoo history and famous practitioners of the religion such as Marie Laveau. Your guide takes you to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, one of the city’s oldest cemeteries, which opened in 1789. At the cemetery, see the famous tomb of Laveau, as well as other former voodoo masters. It's often difficult to view the city's cemeteries without a guide, and this tour ensures you'll not only be able to enter quickly, but also find the most interesting tombs.

Before your tour ends, see more crypts and mausoleums in the cemetery, pop into a voodoo ritual shop, and stop by Congo Square.

Your tour ends in the French Quarter near Jackson Square, and your guide can provide directions back to the starting point or your hotel or recommendations for what to do next.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
OK for the discounted price

This review is based on my experience from the last time I was in NOLA--28 years ago. Back then, the National Park Service conducted the cemetery tours, so they were very informative and information was very fact based. Our tour group started out with 29...More

Thank whjsa
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Tour

TREVOR WAS AWESOME! Give this guy a raise, This tour was informative and emphasized the importance and value behind New Orleans burial rituals. I thoroughly enjoyed it even with the humidity.

2  Thank Etevise L
Reviewed 2 days ago
More than just a Cemetery Tour!!!

Our tour guide Paul was great. He had a great story and we were all captivated by his knowledge. We looked at architecture as well as history of the city. It was full of information on landmarks and old city history. I would highly recommend...More

3  Thank mcurcio2016
Reviewed 2 days ago
Interesting tour with great guide

Its very hot so take plenty of water with you, the tour was great, the guide was very knowledgeable and the cemetery was really interesting. Meeting place was easy to find would recommend.

2  Thank delillian
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Excellent guide!

Our guide, Michael Bill, was not only super knowledgeable but also very charismatic. This was really important being that we were taking the tour with a 10yr old and a 19yr old child in tow. He had no problem keeping my kids interested and answering...More

3  Thank Sarah D
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Response from KristenLouise65 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't with the tour but I did on my own. It was near Preservation Hall. Small but very cool. There's also a voodoo museum located at 724 Dumaine St. It costs $5 to get in. It's very tiny but you will learn a lot! I also... More
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Absolutely! The experience would be great for them - loads of cool information.
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