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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: Tours & Tickets

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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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425 Basin St, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535
+1 504-596-3050
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is such an interesting cemetery. Tour guides are very knowledgable about the cemetery and the history surrounding it. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank S9095BGkarenr
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here on a tour so our entrance fee was included in the tour. I don't think I would have appreciated the cemetery as much without the tour. The tour guide explained how the graves work and why they needed to be this way....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ValerieLip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't even check if there was an entrance fee.20 dollars plus the inevitable taxes per person for a 45 minute tour.Declined this as very steep & prefer to take time to look ourselves.Disappointing especially after a half hour walk.Certainly check any options before you go.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour was great, guide was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer a wide range of questions. This is part of the history of NOLA and a great hour of a day!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank N3609GPmichaelb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was, for me, the most interesting place that we went. I saw above ground vaults that had people who were in the revolutionary war. Marie Laveau (the voodoo queen's toumb is there. All the stories our tour guide told us were very interesting

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Alan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I may have had too high of expectations. Was disappointed that you had to pay to tour the cemetery and have a guide. We were not allowed to wander around and look at what interested us, we had to stay with our group. Full of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank laurawX9609MZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a tour of this cemetery and learned a lot about our city and even some family history. The first Governor of Louisiana Tomb is here. The first Black Mayor of New Orleans Tomb is here. Homer Plessy’s Tomb is here. The Battalion...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LyTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably already seen the three top mentions in reviews for this cemetery: “voodoo queen”, “Nicolas Cage”, and “above ground”. That’s what we saw as we searched for things to do in NOLA on TripAdvisor, and like any human with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank JustAKidTrynaHelp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a realy good Informing tour learnt alote about how the Cemetery works This one hour walking tour is offered for those short on time or do not wish to walk long distance

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

David was a knowledgeable and patient tour guide. We were in the hot sun for two hours but he gave us a very interesting tour

Date of experience: September 2019
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30 July 2018|
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Response from rsr6 | Reviewed this property |
At the time we went (Oct 2017), you could go into the cemetery without a guide after paying an admission fee. The more recent answers indicate that policy has changed. Too bad, but when unsupervised people take advantage of... More
13 June 2018|
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Response from KarenKayT | Reviewed this property |
There are several different companies that offers tours here. You would need to check with the tour operator that you were considering. There are some areas of the cemetery that are narrow and some places are uneven... More
26 March 2018|
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Response from stevendD6925DX | Reviewed this property |
A good tour guild can make it 30 or 45 minutes. very interesting.