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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Address: 425 Basin Street, 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
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Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed...

Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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One Hour Saint Louis Cemetery Number One Walking Tour
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Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery 1
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour

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Fascinating Cemetery

I enjoy photographing in cemeteries and this one was quite good. I would have liked more statues at the plots but there were enough to make the tour interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoy photographing in cemeteries and this one was quite good. I would have liked more statues at the plots but there were enough to make the tour interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, thanks to people and their poor choice making skills (boo), you may now only enter the cemetery with a licensed guide. This means that you can have your pick from any one of the many tour groups available, however the only issue with this is that the cemetery is oh so busy always, especially as they seem to pack... More 

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Kennett, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have seen the Saint Louis Cemetery on TV, however it was incredible to walk the paths around the cemetery and experience it in person. The highlight of the tour was seeing the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's final resting place. Also, Nicolas Cage's future burial vault was... incredible!! Who knew!?! A Pyramid!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very shocked to see and found out how many people are buried in this small yet big cemetery. I was even more surprise of the people who are buried here. I was kinda spookie in the beginning but then became more interesting once you learn about who' there. A must see!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can only visit St. Louis No. 1 with a registered tour guid. We did the tour with Save our Cemeteries. Although there are lots of tours, the tours given by SOC are given by volunteers to fund the groups goal of preserving and restoring the cemeteries. The history of the cemeteries is fascinating.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitley take the guided tour.....very interesting and worth visiting. Make sure you have a bottled water and comfortable shoes...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's too bad that you can't roam around the cemetery yourself. It's very cool, but you are forced to pay $20/person for tours by the Archdiocese. The tours are more about the history of New Orleans rather than the tombs.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So many tales, so many diverse people buried here. You have to have a tour guide to get in, but this is a very affordable stop in NOLA. Notable tombs include Marie Laveau and Nick Cage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

really nice tour and full of stories ,I really recommend have the time and patience to understand the how people think on that days and the division of religion with the kind of graves. the info was very grateful and instructive .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I toured this cemetery with the Save Our Cemetery tour group. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. It was fascinating and worth doing.

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