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St. Louis Cemetery Infamous City of the Dead Tour

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Visit New Orleans' oldest, most active, and most haunted cemetery! There are over 100,000+ dead! This walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1 is led by a local guide and has a duration of 2 hours.
Highlights
  • Explore historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 with a guide
  • Learn the history behind the oldest graveyard in New Orleans
  • A licensed, guided tour is the only way to enter this hallowed site
  • Take part in a special ritual at the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau
What to Expect
After connecting with your guide and group near St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in central New Orleans, enter the gates of the city's oldest graveyard, known for its ornate yet crumbling tombs and reports of paranormal activity.
Archdiocese rules now forbid visitors to enter alone, so a licensed guided tour is the only way to explore this legendary site. Learn about the long history of the cemetery, which holds the remains of more than 100,000 people, and New Orleans’ unique above-ground burial practices from your guide.
Take pictures as your guide leads you to some of the most interesting and important family tombs, including the alleged final resting place of famed voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. Perform a special group ritual and blessing here at America’s second-most visited grave (after that of Elvis).
The tour ends at the cemetery gates.
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All reviews brie voodoo bone lady great tour congo square french quarter louis cemetery great job tour today nicholas cage super fun hurricane katrina would highly recommend this tour interesting history great stories an excellent guide brian architecture
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I love the Voodoo Bone Lady! We did her cemetery tour in the morning and loved it so much that we signed up for her evening ghost tour the same day. She is a very knowledgeable, engaging and an excellent story teller. Her tours were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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VoodooBoneLady, Owner at The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm really honored that you chose me for your tour needs while you were here in New Orleans. The fact that you took one of my tours and enjoyed it so much that you booked a second tour with me speaks volumes!!! I believe in...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing tour today with our guide Michael Bill. Not only does he show a love for the tour and for NOLA, but he's also revered and respected by the other tour guides in the city. No better way to learn about Voodoo and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Thrillofconfusion
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us went on the tour to the St. Louis cemetary and it was awesome! She is so knowledgeable and entertaining. It rained, and we just kept on rolling. 2 hours felt like 10 minutes and we signed up for her ghost tour later...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank marthalovestotravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cemetery tour fell into the category of exceeding my expectations for sooooo many reasons but mostly because our tour guide, Michael Bill was hilariously entertaining, extremely knowledgeable and just genuinely an amazing human being who went way over and beyond what was required and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank sherris817
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience with our tour guide "Michael Bill." Not only is he knowledgeable with New Orleans & its history, but he's also an amazing actor. He added the extra flair to our experience & definitely over delivered on the experience! 5 Stars...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from laurafQ285IH | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is rain or shine. It was pouring the last hour of our tour.
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Response from LethaoftheKnobs | Reviewed this property |
Around 2 hours.
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Response from chargerpow | Reviewed this property |
Its pretty crowded with people and the surface is uneven. If your at the back of the tour you should be able to do it though. Id check with one of the tour companies since you have to use them anyway.
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