New Orleans: St. Louis #1 Cemetery History 2-Hour Tour

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New Orleans: St. Louis #1 Cemetery History 2-Hour Tour

From C$ 31.89 per person

Experience the legendary St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans and see historic voodoo tombs and the burial places of famous - and infamous - residents. Your guide will show you the mysterious world of the French Quarter’s oldest active City of the Dead!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 14 participants
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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 1:15 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn why New Orleans buries its dead above ground when you visit St. Louis Cemetery #1
  • Visit the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, the 2nd-most visited tomb in the U.S.
  • Hear about the history of voodoo and its connections to the French Quarter
Full description
This 2-hour walking tour takes you inside the walls of New Orleans’ oldest and most interesting burial ground, St. Louis Cemetery #1. In the company of a local guide, you’ll explore the ancient maze of above-ground tombs and learn about fascinating local burial practices. After meeting your guide at Rev. Zombies Voodoo Shop in the French Quarter, you’ll walk to the cemetery to explore curiosities and hear tales of some of the city’s personalities, such as Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, whose tomb is the 2nd-most visited burial site in America. You’ll see the final resting place of many of New Orleans’ most notable celebrities on an excursion that is as educational as it is fun. On this tour that’s been recommended by the Travel Channel, A&E, and the History Channel, you’ll learn the history of voodoo and its connection to the French Quarter on a journey back through time.
Includes
  • Tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans oldest active City of the Dead
  • Visit to the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau (the 2nd-most visited tomb in the country)
  • Gratuity
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The tour starts at Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop, 723 St. Peter Street in the French Quarter. The shop is in the middle of the block on St. Peter, between Bourbon & Royal Streets, across from Pat O'Brien's Bar.

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What to bring

  • Umbrella

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine, umbrellas or ponchos recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 165 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
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Our guide Gabe provided information about the cemetery, and history surrounding it, in a very informative yet relaxed manner. We received an excellent history lesson, interspersed with humor. Our guide also spoke of damage done in the past by visitors and vandals and stressed the importance of preserving the cemetery. I found this to be an excellent tour and I recommend it to anyone with an interest in historical cemeteries.

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10 March 2020

The tour was very interesting and informative-Gabriel was a great guide, the group was very small, which was nice. The history was fascinating! Bring your umbrella! Even if it doesn’t forecast rain, trust me: you’ll need it for the sun. There is no shade at the cemetery, and it’s pretty hot (in June anyway) Definitely worth the time!

1 July 2019

Good guide

It was a fun little tour, but kind of limited. Too many people in the tour group for what it was, And because it was a warm day they took it easy and stay out of the cemetery longer than I think they should’ve. The guide however was very good at what he does.

28 June 2019

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