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The tombs of St Louis Cemetery No 1 in New Orleans are unique in that they stand above-ground. On this 2-hour walking tour, an informative guide shares facts and lore behind what is referred to as the ‘city of the dead.’ Hear about the cemetery’s hauntings, burial practices, and the famous and notorious figures who rest here, including voodoo-priestess Marie Laveau and civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy. Pick up more fun facts and see where ‘Easy Rider’ was filmed.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1 in New Orleans
  • Visit the oldest above-ground cemetery in the United States
  • Learn about the different types of tombs and burial customs of the cemetery
  • Hear about its most celebrated occupants, including Marie Laveau, Homer Plessy and Bernard de Marigny
  • Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule

What You Can Expect

Haunted Cemetery Tour

Hauntingly beautiful tombs fill the cemetery

Customer Reviews

Robin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Karen was awesome! Great tour and great information about the city and St. Louis.

Jennifer S

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2016

Our guide met us at the meeting spot near Jackson Square. She arrived on time, and the other people who signed up for the tour never showed. We waited for them for about 10 min. which gave us time to walk around the square a bit. The upside was that we got a private tour. We finally got going, and we started the 7 or 8 block walk to the cemetery. I'm not exactly sure why we had to walk such a long way, and why we didn't meet at the cemetery. My best guess is that the tour co. has to pay for the time at the cemetery, and this walk reduced our time at the actual venue. We did have the opportunity to stop on the way and ask questions about New Orleans and sites we encountered. Our guide was very articulate and educated, and she had a passion for the city and its history.
We finally got to the cemetery, and the information we received was very interesting. The downside was that we spent very little time in the cemetery itself and the guide cut our tour short by 1/2 hr. We paid for a 2 hour tour of the cemetery and we were only in the actual site for about a 1/2 hr. I didn't understand why she ended the tour abruptly at 12:30 when we paid for 11 am to 1 pm. I would have given her a substantial tip because the guide was quite intelligent and well-informed, but I was disappointed and felt ripped off when the tour ended so early. If I pay 100 of the price, I don't expect 75 of the service.

Rebecca D

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2016

Would have liked more back story on the people buried at St. Louis No. 1

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