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St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around 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

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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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 and knowledgeable guide
Gratuities
FACE MASKS OR COVERING AS IS REQUIRED FOR GUESTS ON TOURS PER THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
$5 to $20 Parking at Basin Street Station. Prices do fluctuate according to season & local events

Departure Point

395 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

Return Details

Basin St. Station, 501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, 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:  
Treme
Your tour will begin in the upper Treme' neighborhood which once comprised the former red light district known as, Storyville. The tour will begin with a detailed description of life in the swamp and the birth of a city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Your guide will lead you to the three cemetery gates. Here, you will learn about our unique burial practices, the types of tombs and their uses. You will also hear about the famous denizens that lie at rest here. *Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot enter the cemetery*
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St Louis Cemetery No 2
Built in 1826, unlike St Louis # 1 was built after statehood. Our focus in St Louis #2 will be on the Americans who made their mark on our city. Here, guests will have their best opportunity to view the tombs from outside of the cemetery.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basin St. Station
At the final stop of the tour, you will hear about Congo Square, the Treme' Market and voodoo. Basin Street Visitor Center located at 501 Basin street is where the tour will end.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Saint Louis Cemetery is owned and managed by the New Orleans Catholic Archdiocese.They have will not allow tour groups or non-family members access to the inside of their cemeteries.
  • We recommend the use of selfie-sticks for taking pictures over the higher walls or through the gates. NO DRONES
  • 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 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Storyville Tour Company, LLC

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 policy on face masks and attendee health during St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by St Louis Cemetery Walk-Around Tour.

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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.

Product code: 42633P1

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