The who's who of the St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery
Visitors to New Orleans may be taken aback by our fascination with cemeteries, but once they learn a bit more about them they begin to understand the wide appeal! Case in point is the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. This cemetery was founded in 1789 and is even listed on the National Register of Historic Places. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 encompasses one city block, contains 700 tombs, and is the final resting place of over 100,00 people!
Spend the Night Learning about Some of New Orleans' Most Fascinating Former Residents
Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau: One of the Big Easy's most notorious historical figures, you will learn all about this voodoo queen during your nighttime tour, a truly unique and spooky experience.
Dutch Morial: An important figure in our city's history, and New Orleans' first African American mayor.
Benjamin Latrobe: The architect who designed the United States Capitol and died of Yellow Fever while working as an engineer on the NOLA's waterworks in 1820.
Nicholas Cage: The famous Hollywood actor has his tomb at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 all set and ready to go!
And it has been said that some of the residents of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 aren’t exactly resting in peace!
This is just a quick snapshot of the interesting stories that you will hear during your tour of one of the nation's most fascinating places. This French Quarter Phantoms walking tour is surely one that's a must-see!