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St. Louis Cemetery Tour

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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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10:30am Tour
Tour departs at 10:30am
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9am Tour
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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12pm Tour
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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Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Louis Cemetery Tour with Mike is a Must-Do!

Earlier this week I toured St. Louis Cemetery #1 with tour guide Mike Naughton. This tour exceeded expectations and I'd give it more than a five-star rating if I could! Mike is a gifted storyteller with a great sense of humor!! His extensive knowledge of...More

1  Thank Deb G
Christine M, Owner at Two Chicks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fantastic news! Love that review, thank you so much for writing it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
1h well spent!

We went on the St Louis cemetery tour this morning and had a blast! One advice: bring a hat or an umbrella. It was hot and sunny. The tour was great. Learned quite a bit of interesting facts about and got to see all the...More

Thank MaureenJK
Christine M, Owner at Two Chicks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So true - hat, umbrella (for shade AND rain), sunscreen, water - in fact bring ALL THE THINGS on the cemetery tour. We've experimented with different lengths of that experience and starting near the gates of the cemetery and lingering in the sacred space for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very informative

Loretta was a great, enthusiastic guide. Would highly recommend. Learned so much more than if we would have tried to tour the open cemeteries on our own.

1  Thank kathyasodi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Ask for Loki!

We had a great time on our walking tour of the St. Louis cemetary #1. We had a small group and it made for a more intimate tour than many of the other walking tours we saw. Loki was our tour guide. He was fantastic!...More

2  Thank Elise L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A must in NOLA.

The tour was so informative. Ren our tour guide was really enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, he answered any and all questions. Also I have to mention his very nerdy and sarcastic humor which I liked. Due to his enthusiasm we really enjoyed listening to him,...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christine M, Owner at Two Chicks Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It often feels like in the world we live today that businesses are only as good as the last review. I feel fortunate to have Ren on the team. I look forward to...More

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Response from BeachboyNY | Reviewed this property |
The tour lasted about an hour and 15 minutes at the cemetery itself.
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