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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

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    Stop At: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, 425 Basin St 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535

    Meet your guide at the Visitors Center across the street from the cemetery and begin with learning about the geographical challenges of New Orleans. Then, walk to the oldest above-ground cemetery in the city, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. You are required to be with a guide in the cemetery and cannot walk freely through it without your guide. Discover the historical significance of it and the need to protect its architectural integrity. Discuss the burial processes, famous people who are buried in the cemetery, and see the supposed tomb of Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.

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    All reviews great tour burial process st louis cemetery great facts would highly recommend this tour knew how above ground meeting spot interesting information meeting point an umbrella personal stories awesome guide well worth the money marie laveau highlight of our trip his knowledge
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Thank you Angie for such a wonderful tour! She was very knowledgeable and well-spoken. I liked how she was entertaining but still respectful of the environment. It was a really hot day but she did her best to find us some shady stops. I highly...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jstys8705
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Our guide Sara was fantastic and did a great job (very energetic) and gave us such a detailed tour. There is a lot to take in on this tour. Be warned there is no where to sit down or really get shade so it can...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TxTen4
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    **Disclaimer that this is directed at the staff hired by the Archdiocese of New Orleans** Our tour started with a guide who seemed more like a stand-up comedian than an educated & respectful historian. Not only did he make inappropriate remarks (ex. comparing family tombs...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Calysta P
    Tours by S, Guest Relations Manager at TOURS by STEVEN, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Hi there. Thanks for your review, however, it's evident that you have left a review for your expereince for the wrong company. It sounds like you did not have a scheduled tour and walked up to St. Louis Cemetery #1 and was informed that you...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Loved the small group! Lauren was fantastic and even though other guides were being rude she held her composure. Definitely worth the trip!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank RLC515
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Lauren was great! We really enjoyed the tour and the insight and unique perspectives and history she brought to us.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Darin H
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    20 June 2019|
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    Response from Vicki F | Reviewed this property |
    Yes there is a lot of parking at the visitor center. It costs some depending on how long you stay. The visitor center also has a nice little museum and gift shop. Wish we would have found this place before we started... More
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    Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
    Bought same day 1 hour before tour. Last minute purchase. Would recommend day before.
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    Response from Vicki F | Reviewed this property |
    This tour is not scarey at all! It is very educational. There are rules about touching things and staying on the path so the kids may not enjoy this tour as well as others. We enjoyed it very much.
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