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Walk through New Orleans heritage on a 2-hour tour of the Saint Louis Cemetery #1 with a local historian and author. Explore above-ground crypts and monuments in a lush, picturesque setting, get an insider's perspective on the cemetery’s most famous ‘residents.’ Pay your respects to Louisiana’s ‘Queen of Voodoo’ at Marie Laveau’s tomb then learn about the religion’s origins and modern-day practitioners. Visit the graves of beloved locals as you hear their humorous, tragic and inspiring stories, and see the cemetery’s film sites and landmarks.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of Saint Louis Cemetery #1
  • Visit a historic place with a historian and writer
  • Hear stories about New Orleans' traditions
  • Learn about Voodoo's past and present
  • Unique way to explore the city

What You Can Expect

Cemetery and Voodoo Tour

Marie Laveau Tomb

Customer Reviews

pnstick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Tour was very interesting but did not realize we would have to walk a good distance to get there. I think it would be better to meet at the front of the cemetery to start the tour.

Christine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was very informative and fun. The information given was not so overwhelming and was very interesting. It was the right amount of walking through the French Quarter to the cemetery.

John M

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

Interesting tour through the St. Louis cemetery. Our guide Diane was very knowledgeable regarding burial practices and voodoo as practiced in New Orleans. There is not much shade in the cemetery so I suggest the morning tour before the sun is blazing in the afternoon. During this tour we also had a chance to walk through Louis Armstrong park. The tour ended at Marie Laveau's house.

Helene T

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Ina was a very good tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and personable. I particularly liked that the tour was historical and not theatrical. She made sure that the group was not standing around in the sun on this hot day when she was able. My only criticism is of the booking agency Viator. We booked and paid for out tickets online and she spent 10 minutes attempting to verify this while everyone stood around and waited. Even though I had all the information on my phone she couldn't verify it on her end. Overall I would say it was a good experience.

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