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The Infamous City of the Dead Cemetery Tour

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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
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The Infamous City of the Dead Cemetery Tour
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Overview
Visit the oldest and most legendary graveyard in New Orleans on a guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No 1. The only way to enter the cemetery is with a guide who shares history and shows you the most intriguing above-ground tombs. Bonus: This tour includes a group ritual and blessing at the final resting place of Voodoo priestess 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.
Reviews (177)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Lots of fun, lots of culture

Brie did a great job explaining the culture & architecture of New Orleans. We got some insight into voodoo and toured the cemetery. The cemetery was ok, but Brie made the walk a great experience. I recommend this tour.

1  Thank LAURA F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Excellent

Our tour guide was Brie. It was an excellent experience. Learned about the culture, history and architecture of New Orleans as well as the fascinating cemetery tour. Brie was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable and informative. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Culture_Vulture0161
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic, Fun, and Informative Tour with Brie!

Our group of 12 students (all members of the Tulane Anthropology Club) attended this tour, lead by Brie ("like the cheese!"). We had such a phenomenal time -- Brie's personality shone through the entire tour. She had us all laughing pretty consistently and made all...More

2  Thank Jillian A
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour to see Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

We did this tour to see Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 as you can only go to it with a guide. But we ended up getting so much more. Our guide, Brie was excellent! She was very knowledgeable and proud of her hometown. She gave...More

1  Thank Chrissy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour

Brie was awesome. She was fun, knowledgeable and funny. Tour was interesting. Recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bring water.

1  Thank mjcook01
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Elaine L
25 October 2018|
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Response from LethaoftheKnobs | Reviewed this property |
Around 2 hours.
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avinyard1977
26 September 2018|
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Response from Sean E | 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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lisset r
15 April 2018|
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Response from h6p8gv | Reviewed this property |
2 hours but it goes by really fast and as well as seing the graveyard you also get a brief history of new Orleans as well
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