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St. Louis #1 Cemetery Walking Tour
One square block, 700 tombs, over 100,000 dead!
Founded in 1789 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, St. Louis #1 is New Orleans’ oldest active City of the Dead. Ornate, crumbling, and entrancing, St. Louis #1 is eerily beautiful even in the daytime. This New Orleans cemetery is the final resting place of the notorious Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau as well as many other colorful New Orleanians. Venture inside the vault lined walls of this historic New Orleans cemetery with your French Quarter Phantoms master story teller / local historian and visit the New Orleans Musicians’ Tomb and the future tomb of Nicholas Cage. St Louis #1 Cemetery is the oldest active New Orleans cemetery and the most haunted Cemetery in Louisiana! In one city block, you’ll find over 700 tombs, and over 100,000 dead! Join us on this fun, daytime cemetery walking tour and enjoy the history behind the unique burial customs that make this possible. We love New Orleans history and are eager to share it with you. Oh, the tales we can tell you!
New Orleans Cemeteries are best visited with a guide. The facinating history inside a New Orleans cemetery that your guide has to share with you is worth the ticket price. Many times people who visit with out a guide, end up sneaking around between the tombs to hear parts of stories from the guides all the while wishing they had taken the tour. Tour guests hear the whole story and have an expert there to answer any questions they have. Start to finish, this very interesting story telling based cemetery walking tour is about two hours long with a total walking distance of right at one mile! The online cost of this tour inside New Orleans oldest active cemetery is $16 - the insight into why we do what we do and ability to get the whole story and have your questions answered - is truly priceless! Don't wander and wonder, Join Us on our walking tour of St. Louis #1 Cemetery! Tours begin at 11 am Monday through Saturday and at 10 am Sundays.
And trust us, 11AM is the time to go. You can sleep a little later, PJ's Coffee of New Orleans has a great variety of breakfast and brunch items, so come a little early and enjoy. Check in with your guide and join us for the most interesting New Orleans cemetery tour ! We start you off with some great New Orleans history and French Quarter history, then take you inside St. Louis Cemetery #1 for an adventure into New Orleans Voodoo history, burial customs, and more! Our groups are smaller, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and find out what you really want to know. Be sure to bring your camera!
Internet Special - Only $16.00!(Regular $20.00)
Cemetery Tour Details
When: Monday through Saturday – 11:00AM, Sundays – 10:00AM
Tour Length: 2 hours
Where: PJ's Coffee of New Orleans
630 Chartres Street (near the St Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square)
Walking Tour Distance: One mile
- Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2011, 2012 & 2013
- Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!
- Great Photo Ops - this Cemetery is eerily beautiful, even in the daytime!
- Visit the tomb of the Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau!
- Visit the future tomb of actor Nicholas Cage!
- We accomodate smaller groups
- Licensed Master Story Tellers