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  • Address: 1300 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA

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St Louis Cemetery

The St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans’ most famous resting place, is actually made up of three cemeteries.

More than 100,000 bodies lie in Saint Louis Cemetery #1, which takes up just one square block between St. Louis and Conti streets just outside the French Quarter. A bit of a morbid attraction, the cemetery has been a lauded place of burial since it opened in 1789, making it the oldest of the city’s three Roman Catholic St. Louis cemeteries.

What makes it both creepier than your average cemetery and way more dramatic is that all the graves are above ground vaults, most of which were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many notable New Orleans residents lie here, including Homer Plessy and Etienne de Boré. Famous Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is also rumored to be entombed here.

St. Louis Cemetery #2 is located on Claiborne Ave., just a few blocks from St. Louis Cemetery #1. Rife with mystery and mystique, this cemetery boarders the Treme and houses some of New Orleans’ most famous jazz and rhythm and blues musicians of late including Danny Barker and Ernie Doe. Other noted entombed include notorious privateer Dominique You, and the famed pirate Jean Laffite, who assisted in the defense of the city during the Battle of New Orleans. Haunted? I leave that assessment up to you, but many claim it to be.

Near Bayou St. John and the famous Edgar Degas House on Esplanade Ave., Saint Louis Cemetery #3 is the least visited, yet most beautiful cemetery of the bunch, with a large number of 19th century marble tombs. Famous for being photogenic, many postcards feature the rows of tombs located here. The cemetery holds several once-popular ragtime composers, including the old-time great Paul Sarebresole.

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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour, New Orleans, null
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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

This one hour walking tour is offered for those short on time or do not wish to walk long distances (tour is approximately one mile), but wish to see St. Louis ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.00
Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour

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Let us show you the history of the French Quarter as you can see it no where else.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Haunted Cemetery Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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Haunted Cemetery Tour

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This unique small-tour experience will guide you to the oldest above-ground cemetery in the United States, St. Louis No.1. Learn about the hauntings, history, ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Cemetery and Voodoo Tour, New Orleans, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Cemetery and Voodoo Tour

Join us on a New Orleans cemetery tour and you discover one of the most interesting sites in New Orleans.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 87 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
St Louis Cemetery 1, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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St Louis Cemetery 1

This is a narrated walking tour through the oldest above ground Cemetery in New Orleans, St. Louis #1. The tour launches from the rear of Our Lady of Guadalupe ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.00
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Tour

Approximately 40 minute guided walking tour of New Orleans City of the Dead,  St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.  Located just across the street from the French ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.00
New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 340 Reviews

Follow the ghosts of the numerous characters of New Orleans' mysterious past! Tour one of the city’s most haunted cemeteries, St Louis Cemetery No. 1 and visit ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.99
New Orleans Bike Tour, New Orleans, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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New Orleans Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 118 Reviews

Explore the history-rich neighborhoods of New Orleans on a 3.5-hour bike tour in the morning or afternoon, and see the sights with a local guide! While riding ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00
New Orleans' City of the Dead No. 1 Cemetery Tour, New Orleans, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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New Orleans' City of the Dead No. 1 Cemetery Tour

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Learn about the supernatural side of New Orleans, including the city's most famous voodoo queen, on this walking tour that takes you to the French Quarter and ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $11.96
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New Orleans Architectural and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour, New Orleans, Night Tours
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New Orleans Architectural and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Discover New Orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this architectural tour. Ride along the city’s stately streets, passing jewels of ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.99

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