St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • New Orleans: 1-Hour Carriage Ride Through the French Quarter

    1. New Orleans: 1-Hour Carriage Ride Through the French Quarter

    Discover the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans in a traditional mule-drawn carriage, taking in the vibrant history, culture, and architecture of the French Quarter. Relax and travel in style through some of the most exciting neighborhoods in America.

    Learn the basics of New Orleans's history as you travel in style around its vibrant streets. Discover fascinating anecdotes about the people and places that have contributed to making New Orleans truly unique and unforgettable from your licensed local guide.

    See French Quarter sights like the Saint Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Napoleon House, the French Market, and Bourbon Street. Choose between a walking tour of St Louis Cemetery #1, or a ride through the Faubourg Marigny with its unique architecture and live music venues.

    Enjoy peace of mind knowing that group carriage tours travel at a leisurely pace...

    We went past interesting sites, gathered a little more of New Orleans history and got away from the crowds for a while.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    2. New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ mysterious history on a guided city walking tour. Wander through the historical neighborhood of Tremé / Lafitte — the home of jazz — as you hear about local culture, burial rites, and voodoo practices.

    Meet your guide and start your tour with a stroll through the lively French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood’s history and local African American culture as you make your way to Louis Armstrong Park. 

    Follows the paths through the park to the area formerly known as Congo Square. Discover the history of this place, where enslaved people would meet to socialize and dance on their days off.

    Continue onto the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest of the city’s cemeteries. Learn why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults are built.

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    Taylor was awesome......knowledgeable, friendly & entertaining. Highly recommend!

  • New Orleans: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

    3. New Orleans: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

    No other New Orleans sightseeing package can compare to the incredible choice, convenience, and value of the Go City pass. Your New Orleans All-Inclusive Pass includes admission to a variety of the most popular New Orleans city attractions, New Orleans French Quarter attractions, and surrounding Louisiana attractions. When you visit each location with your All-Inclusive Pass, the admission has already been taken care of. You simply follow the instructions in the guide and present your Go City pass to enter. You don’t have to wait and pay over and over again. The low price of the New Orleans All-Inclusive Pass includes savings off of the admission fees you’d pay if you purchased your New Orleans attraction tickets individually at each location. Activities, attractions, and tours included with the New Orleans All-Inclusive Pass: • Paddlewheeler Creole Queen • Adventures in New Orleans ...

    I would highly reccomend this pass to anyone visiting New Orleans and wants to cram as much as they can fit into their trip! It was super easy to buy the pass. Prior to your trip you MUST call each place on the pass you want to visit to reserve your spot in that activity. When you get to the activity, most places just asked to scan the QR code. The only place that we needed to get a physical ticket was the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler Cruise. I would highly reccomend the Sinners & Saints Tour from Hauted History Tours, The Cooking Demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, and the Ultimate Swamp Adventures Tour. This pass was absolutley worth the money!

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

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

    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.

    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.

  • New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Walking Tour

    5. New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Walking Tour

    Take a guided walking tour to explore the historic French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. Learn about African American history, the local NOLA culture, and hear stories of voodoo practitioners first-hand from your licensed guide. 

    Meet your guide at Louis Armstrong Park and set off on your voodoo experience. Walk through the Tremé / Lafitte neighborhood — the home of jazz — as your guide explains all about New Orleans’ voodoo culture.

    Learn about Marie Laveau, her final resting place in St. Louis Cemetry No. 1 — the oldest in the city — and her cultural importance to New Orleans as a dedicated voodoo leader, mid-wife, and herbalist. 

    Make your way to St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 to see where many famous 19th- and 20th-century locals are buried, such as Claude Treme and Earl King. 

    DJ was very knowledgeable and shared so much of that knowledge with the whole group and was very good about taking time to talk to all in the group personally.

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What people are saying about St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,628 reviews

We had a wonderful experience. Our drive was very knowledgable and had a passion for all things New Orleans, especially Jazz music. We learned a lot while having fun.

Such a great tour! James was a phenomenal guide and was so informative and friendly. Definitely recommend.

Nice tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and she answered all questions. Enjoyed the ride.

Fiona and Chicory were lovely tour guides. My husband kids had a great time.

A perfect way to begin your NOLA visit. So informative.