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St. Louis Cemetery Tour

Highlights
  • Enter St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 the only way possible—with a licensed tour
  • A guide tells you stories about the aboveground tombs and family vaults
  • Catch sight of the legendary voodoo queen, Marie Laveau’s grave
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St. Louis Cemetery Tour
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The focus of this tour is the sacred space of St. Louis #1 Cemetery, located just outside the French Quarter. 501 Basin Street, inside the visitor's center near the archway between the two main rooms.
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The focus of this tour is the sacred space of St. Louis #1 Cemetery, located just outside the French Quarter. 501 Basin Street, inside the visitor's center near the archway between the two main rooms.
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Overview
Due to new rules by the Catholic Archdiocese, trips inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 are not allowed without a licensed tour. Visit one of New Orleans oldest cemeteries with a guide who knows the history of the resting places of some of the city’s first residents. Plus, this guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery is short, so you can still fit in other activities during the day.
What to Expect
Meet for this St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 tour at the Backatown Coffee Parlour on Basin Street in New Orleans about 15 minutes before your tour time.

Once you get acquainted with your guide, set off on foot and walk one block to the cemetery. On the way over, your guide tells you about the area and how it was affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Arrive at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and continue inside the gates. Listen to stories about some of the first people buried in the cemetery as you stroll past the aboveground tombs and family vaults. Your tour also stops at the grave site of “voodoo queen,” Marie Laveau.

Your guided tour ends outside St. Louis Cemetery.
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Reviews (97)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Dead sexy

Had an amazing, 5 star tour with ms. Loretta. Not only was she funny but also extremely engaging and knowledgeable about all history relating to Storyville and St. Louis cemetery. I was with my teen son who is currently reading a book about New Orleans...More

1  Thank 490jennyi
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Dead Sexy Tour

Highly recommend this tour with Loretta. She is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Learned about the history of the cemetary, famous residents, the city and the red light district of Storyville. After touring the cemetary, a brief walk to visit the historic Storyville area plus rest...More

2  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Tour

This tour was amazing. Miss Loretta was our tour guide and she was so knowledgeable and entertaining during the tour. She was courteous of other tours, and knew SO MUCH about the cemetery. I would definitely book this tour again, and I would recommend her...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank livstanger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

Miss Loretta was our tour guide. She was knowledgeable and funny, with a real passion for her job. If this type of thing interests you at all, do yourself a favor and book with her.

1  Thank jfbnumba3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AN ABSOLUTE MUST!!!!!!!!!

Lorretta was our guide and she was the most amazing, friendly, knowledgeable, genuine, respectful guide I have ever had. She did not sound scripted at all and spoke from the heart, you could feel her passion and love for the city. I left there feeling...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dara B
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The tour lasted about an hour and 15 minutes at the cemetery itself.
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