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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
The St. Louis Cemetery consists of three cemeteries, and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is New Orleans’ oldest and most famous resting place. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Roman Catholic cemetery was established in 1789, and most of the graves and vaults are above ground. 

The Basics
The final resting place of thousands, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 occupies one square block just outside the French Quarter. Many notable New Orleans residents are interred here, including Homer Plessy and Etienne de Boré. Famous voodoo queen Marie Laveau is also rumored to be entombed here. 
Most tours of the cemeteries are offered as a part of city sightseeing excursions via bike or bus. A guided walking tour through the burial ground is a true trip through Louisiana history and the only way to enter St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Roman Catholic Archdiocese has closed St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 to the public due to a rise in vandalism. Visitors must be accompanied by a licensed tour guide.
  • These cemeteries still host several funerals per year. Be respectful during an active burial. 
  • No pets are allowed on tours, with the exception of service animals.

How to Get There
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is located within walking distance of Treme and the French Quarter. The cemetery is accessible via the city's streetcars, buses, or by car, but since you are required to visit with a licensed guide, you may meet your party elsewhere and arrive at the site together.

When to Get There
New Orleans cemeteries are open daily but close weekdays around 3pm and even earlier on weekends. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is only accessible to those on guided tours with licensed tour companies.

Society Tombs
New Orleans cemeteries feature society tombs and wall vaults containing the remains of people who chose to be buried with their social organizations rather than their families. Examples include the French Mutual Benevolent Society, the New Orleans Musicians Tomb, and the Orleans Battalion of Artillery Tomb.
Address: 1300 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
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New Orleans Small-Group Bike Tour

New Orleans Small-Group Bike Tour

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See New Orleans beyond just the French Quarter on a bike tour that gets you out into less-touristy neighborhoods like Faubourg Tremé and Storyville. Learn about the city's multicultural origins and follow the evolution of jazz, stopping to hear local lore and snap photos at landmarks like Congo Square and the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. The flexibility of both a small group size and two-wheeled tour is a great way to expand your view of the Big Easy.
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New Orleans Two Day Private Itinerary

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For those visitors who want someone to do the planning for them, handle the details and help visitors avoid unintended consequences, this is the tour for you. In addition to the tour as outlined, we will help you make a good hotel choice, make restaurant reservations, provide insight on local attractions, and efficiently use your time over a two-day period.
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Private St. Louis Cemetery #2 Historical Walking Tour: Let the Dead Speak

Private St. Louis Cemetery #2 Historical Walking Tour: Let the Dead Speak

LET THE DEAD SPEAK! HISTORICAL NARRATIVES OF STRUGGLE, ACTIVISM AND ACHIEVEMENT St. Louis Cemetery # 2 is a vital symbol of Creole history and community. Along its aisles we will find pirates, dualists, nuns, war heroes, musicians, politicians and entrepreneurs all resting together. CREOLE HISTORY AND COMMUNITY St. Louis Cemetery #2, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail, is located in the Faubourg Tremé, a neighborhood developed in the early 19th century and occupied predominantly by the city’s “free people of color.” BLACK AMERICAN STRUGGLES AND ACHIEVEMENT Square #3 contains the largest number of monuments in one place noting the achievements and struggles of Black Americans in the 19th century. ANTEBELLUM MORTUARY ART Tomb design, the carved sculpture, and the ironwork surrounding the tombs comprise one of the finest collections of antebellum mortuary art found anywhere.
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New Orleans History of Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

New Orleans History of Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

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Discover traditions of voodoo in New Orleans with this cemetery walking tour. Explore the French Quarter and visit a Voodoo museum to learn about its history. Go inside the gates of St. Louis Cemetery No.1, home to the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. See the above ground tombs and learn about how these “Cities of the Dead” came to be in New Orleans.
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New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

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New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

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Discover the 18th-century origins of Voodoo in New Orleans on a walking tour with a local historian as your guide. Meander on foot through the French Quarter to Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, the city’s oldest extant cemetery. Visit the grave of the notorious Marie Paris Laveau, known as the ‘Voodoo Queen,’ then see Catholic churches and stop by a Voodoo shop and museum.
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New Orleans 4 in 1 City Experience: Social Distancing Series

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The first of our "Social Distancing Series", our 4 in 1 City Experience - is a fun and interactive private small group tour - maximum of 15 guests - with stops along the way. In order to maintain proper social distancing, this tour will take place on a 30 passenger mini bus and will be filled to 50% capacity to ensure the safety of our passengers, drivers and staff. What does 4 in 1 mean - this means you get 4 of our regular tours bundled into one private experience. A city tour, a cemetery tour, a garden district tour and french quarter walking tour all in one with a special stop at the end for beignets (price not included) We will "pick you up"...whether you are staying at a local hotel or vacation rental, as long as our equipment is within city code to enter your area, we will be there for you. If we are unable to reach your location to pick you up, our customer service representative will suggest a meeting point nearest to your location. Thank you for looking at our new product!
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St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour

St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour

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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.
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