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New Orleans: Walking Tour Inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

1. New Orleans: Walking Tour Inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Uncover the history of one of America's oldest and most famous cemeteries that is not open to the general public on this walking tour of the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 cemetery. View interesting burial customs and stroll past facinating above ground tombs.  Check in and meet your guide at the Basin St. Station Visitor Center where you can find an array of exhibits about New Orleans, an interactive map of the Hurricane Katrina floodwaters, a café, restrooms, and a gift shop. Get your tour stickers and depart on time for your adventure into the macabre. Head to the the front gates of the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and listen as you guide takes you back in time with the story of the cemetery. Make your way through New Orleans' most famous tombs and hear about the city's unique burial customs. Get up close to the elaborate above-ground crypts and below-ground sites. Meander among the and find out about the storied pasts of those residing here, including Voodoo Queen Mariel Laveau, the former mayor Homer Plessy and other notable figures from the city's history.

New Orleans: Cemetery Tour

2. New Orleans: Cemetery Tour

This 2-hour walking tour takes you inside the walls of New Orleans’ oldest and most interesting burial grounds. In the company of a local guide, you’ll explore the ancient maze of above-ground tombs and learn about fascinating local burial practices. After meeting your guide at the Morning Call Coffee Shop, you’ll walk to the cemetery to explore curiosities and hear tales of some of the city’s personalities. You’ll see the final resting place of many of New Orleans’ most notable celebrities. On this tour that’s been recommended by the Travel Channel, A&E, and the History Channel, you’ll learn the history of voodoo and its connection to the French Quarter on a journey back through time.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 19 reviews

I was not expecting just how much we would enjoy this tour, but it did not disappoint! Even on the coldest weekend ever for NO - didn’t phase one person with our group. We learned so much and had a blast! 10/10 recommend!

Toast was our guide. He was VERY passionate about the history of the cemeteries and very knowledgeable. Funny too. Would go on any tour with him. We had an issue with our reservations and he fixed it right away.

Great tour with tons of local info, info on customs and symbolism relating to funerals and graveyards, and even some voodoo knowledge thrown in. Our guide, Toast, was awesome!

Really great tour filled with history. Our guide was amazing and knowledgeable.

Very informative and educational. EXCELLENT tour guide!