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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 only available to you, only as part of an approved Tour group. The public is not allowed access to St Louis #1 Cemetery unless accompanied by an Archdiocese approved tour guide. The facinating history inside a New Orleans cemetery that your guide has to share with you is worth the ticket price. 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 and 1pm Monday through Saturday and at 10 am Sundays.
And trust us, these are great times to go. Tours begin from The Voodoo Lounge, 718 N Rampart Street, just 3 blocks from the Cemetery. Check in at our ticket office inside The Voodoo Lounge 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!
Tickets for children 7 and younger on this tour are $1 each. We pass this fee along in full to the Archdiocese of New Orleans to be used for preservation of our cemeteries. Thank you.
Internet Special - Only $16.00!(Regular $20.00)
Cemetery Tour Details
When: Monday through Saturday – 11:00AM & 1:00PM, Sundays – 10:00AM
Tour Length: 2 hours
Where: The Voodoo Lounge, 718 North Rampart Street (On the corner of Orleans Street and North Rampart Street)
Walking Tour Distance: One mile
- Awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2011 - 2015
- 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