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The Complete Saint Louis Cemetery Number 1 Tour

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New Orleans, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

One is New Orleans’s unmissable attractions is St. Louis Cemetery, the oldest and most impressive graveyard in the city, so ensure you tick it off your list on this 1.5-hour tour. Alongside your guide, you’ll navigate a labyrinth of tombs and soak up the spooky atmosphere of the Gothic graveyard. See highlights such as the grave of Marie Laveau, a famous voodoo practitioner, and the future resting place of Nicolas Cage. This small-group tour is limited to 15 travelers to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
  • 1.5-hour tour of St. louis Cemetery in New Orleans
  • Navigate the labyrinth of elaborate tombs beside a guide
  • Learn about the history of the Gothic graveyard
  • See highlights such as the grave of voodoo legend Marie Laveau and filming locations of the 'Easy Rider' movie
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people
Professional guide
Cemetery Admittance
Gratuities
FACE MASKS OR COVERING AS IS REQUIRED FOR GUESTS ON TOURS PER THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

Departure Point

801 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Return Details

Basin Street, Basin St, New Orleans, LA, USA
Your tour begins at the main entrance of Armstrong Park, located at 801 N. Rampart Street. Here, you’ll greet your guide and stroll through the park towards Congo Square, shrouded in legends surrounding burial practices and voodoo culture. 

Learn about the integral roll of jazz music in burial customs and then walk on the site of St. Peter’s Cemetery, one of the city’s original graveyards. After discovering why the cemetery closed, proceed to the crowning feature of your tour: St. Louis Cemetery.

Replete with elaborate mausoleums that tower above the ground, the Gothic wonderland is a feast for the eyes. Visit the grave of Marie Laveau, a legendary voodoo practitioner, and wander past tombs of significant figures throughout history.

See, too, the burial sport reserved by Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage, and locations used to film the blockbuster, Easy Rider. Conclude your tour outside of the basin Street Visitor Center, where you’ll bid your guide farewell.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Louis Armstrong Park
Your tour will begin under the shade of the oak trees. Here, your guide will explain the local geography and problems the creoles experienced with early burials.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Congo Square
At Congo Square, your guide will briefly describe the weekly gathering of slaves and the tribal dances. You will also be introduced to Voodoo and begin learning about the famous voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Before we leave Congo Square, you will also learn about our Jazz Funeral and Second Line traditions.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Once inside the cemetery, you will lean about tomb architecture and the process for burials. Your guide will introduce you to the final resting places of Marie Laveau, the infamous voodoo queen and many other notables.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • -::- SUMMER HEAT ADVISORY -::- Temperatures in the cemetery during the summer may be extremely brutal for many travellers not accostumed to heat and humidity. Expect afternoon temperatures to feel like 100 degrees. The only shade in the cemetery is what you bring with you.
  • We strongly recommend choosing one of our morning tours if you are affected by the direct sunlight or heat.
  • Saint Louis Cemetery is owned and managed by the New Orleans Catholic Archdiocese.The operating hours of the cemetery are 9:15 to 3:15. Closed on Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • The Archdiocese will not allow into the cemetery Alcohol, Drugs, The use of Tobacco products or pets. Service animals are allowed.
  • There is NOT a restroom available where the tour meets, but there is one available at the end of the tour.
  • We recommend the wearing of comfortable shoes, wearing of hats and the use of umbrellas for rain and shade.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Complete Saint Louis Cemetery Number 1 Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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What an awesome tour! Much more than expected
courtneyh334
, Sep 2019
We were beyond lucky and my husband and I were the only ones booked for the 9am tour. Carlos was amazing. We started our tour in Congo Square where we learned a ton. We then headed to the cemetery all while learning so much history on the way. Carlos made sure if he had a lot to explain that we were in shade so we could be as comfortable as can b . We seen and learned so much! At the end our tour guide walked us out and gave us some suggestions on what to do that day. We did most of what he suggested and our day was beyond perfec . When we return to new orleans with our kids I really hope Carlos will be our guide. Thanks again!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for coming on my tour. I love my small groups; it gives me a chance to actually meet ya'll. I am glad that you had a chance to use some of my suggestions! I am the only tour guide, so when you come back, it will be Carlo! I also do a French Quarter walking tour that the kids may also enjoy. Oh and when you return with the younglings, make sure you check out the Audubon Institutes! The zoo and Aquarium are awesome and little kids love the bugs at the Insectarium. Thank you for the review!
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Our tour guide was very informative...
Destiny f
, Jul 2017
Our tour guide was very informative and kept our tour upbeat the entire walk. We don't book tours, but this one changed our mind about that. It was such good time spent on our weekend in NOLA and I would recommend it to any friends.

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