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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour provided by TOURS by STEVEN

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guided Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Uncover the secrets of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous graveyard on an official tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The storied site can only be visited with a licensed guide, so don't miss the chance to stroll down avenues lined with crumbling vaults and ornate statues that mark the remains of famous former residents like “Voodoo queen” Marie Laveau.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Gain access to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on a guided tour—it’s the only way to visit
Learn about the graveyard’s history and New Orleans’ above-ground burial practices
See the legendary tomb of Marie Laveau and other famous figures
Head straight for the highlights on an express tour that fits easily into most itineraries
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23790P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks
Duration
1h
Departure details
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA Departure Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
Inclusions
Professional guide • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks
Departure details
501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA Departure Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour may be difficult for those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair
NOTE: St. Louis #1 is an ACTIVE cemetery and may have funerals at the time of your scheduled tour and may be closed to the public, if this situation arises, we will do our best to reschedule you to another tour time.
You are unable to leave anything or take anything from the cemetery.
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    501 Basin St
    501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Departure Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
    See address & details
  • 1
    Basin St. Station
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    501 Basin St
    501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Departure Point: Outside of the Basin Street Station Visitors Center We meet OUTSIDE of the visitors center (Yellow Building) on the sidewalk, at the bottom of the drive on Basin Street-NOT INSIDE. Look for your guide with a green shirt that reads TOURS by STEVEN!
    See address & details
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Kristan A
Waterloo, IA33 contributions
Great tour!
Our tour guide, Trisha, was fantastic! I’ve been to the city before and it was interesting learning all the little rod bits I wasn’t aware of beforehand. I loved how informative and personable our guide was, she took the time to get to know us and answer all our questions. The tour was beautiful and even though St. Louis 1 is closed due to Covid, it was still an amazing experience. If you haven’t taken one of these before, do it! And ask for Trisha!
Written 2 August 2020
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Randy S
2 contributions
Cemetary Tour
Mar 2020
1 hour long tour, very interesting, a guide knows a lot of the details you might miss on your own, You can't visit this one on your own, there are other old cemeteries that could be visited on your own, you cannot leave the guide.
Written 12 July 2020
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73tonia
Riviera Beach, United States19 contributions
St. Louis Cemetery #1 is a MUST DO in New Orleans
Mar 2020
The cemetery itself is fascinating - the architecture, the history, the unusual way it's laid out. Our tour guide was very informative and humorous at the same time (not in a corny way). My favorite thing was to see the grave of civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy.
Written 19 June 2020
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Neffdogg
Rohnert Park, CA22 contributions
Easy Rider Memories
Jan 2020
For those who saw the movie, Easy Rider, the final scene in the cemetery was shot at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. It was because of this very R rated scene, only approved documentaries can new be filmed here, and you also must be part of a guided tour. Nicholas Cage has his tomb here when his time comes, and there are other famous individuals who also have this cemetery as their final resting place. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. should definitely be on your list of places to visit when you visit New Orleans.
Written 15 April 2020
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2KaTTs
Washington2,059 contributions
Fascinating History
Mar 2020
We were unsure about taking a cemetery tour, and booked at the last minute, but so glad we did! The value is not so much in looking at tombs, but in all the stories and history behind many of them and New Orleans in general.
Written 10 April 2020
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bernie h
5 contributions
Cemetery Tour
Mar 2020
A great tour. Forget the lady’s name that was our tour guide, but she was very informative of the cemetery and the history of New Orleans. Definitely recommend this tour.
Written 30 March 2020
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Joshua L
Shakopee, MN1 contribution
A Must Experience When Visiting New Orleans
Mar 2020
My wife and I did this tour together without the kids and we got John as our tour guide. He was absolutely phenomenal, very passionate about what he was doing and extremely knowledgeable. The historical perspective on the whole thing was fantastic and I would recommend to everyone I know.
Written 26 March 2020
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Adam C
1 contribution
Excellent tour!
Mar 2020
This is a great tour that provides lots of interesting history about burial practices in New Orleans at a good price. John was an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable about the history of the cemetery and excited to share all kinds of tidbits with us. I'd highly recommend this tour if you are in the area.
Written 20 March 2020
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nyscilla
Las Vegas, NV6 contributions
Interesting Tour
Mar 2020
John was our guide and was very knowledgeable about history of the cemetery and NOLA in general. His sincere interest in the subject matter and respect for the fact that is is a cemetery was evident. It is also clear that he just loves NOLA in general and loves sharing the city with tourists. If you like history, you'll like this tour.
Written 19 March 2020
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Brian J
Birmingham, AL2 contributions
St. Louis No. 1
Mar 2020
Great tour, lots of information!! easy to find meeting place. tour guide was very knowledgeable about how the crypts were used and how long.
Written 18 March 2020
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