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Saint Louis Cemetery Tour

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Calendar Availability: Daily

Clock Duration: 2 hours

Per Person
Private Tour Starts at
Saint Louis Cemetery #1 remains closed by order of the Catholic Archdiocese. But there is good news! You can learn about our unusual above-ground cemeteries during the Garden District Tour! Learn more

Jazz funerals, voodoo, yellow fever, and civil rights…

These are just some of the intriguing topics we cover on our small group tour through one of New Orleans’ most interesting cemeteries.

St. Louis Cemetery #1 houses some of the city’s oldest graves as well as many of its most notable past residents. Discover how people are “buried” in the above-ground tombs and learn to recognize cemetery symbolism. We stop by the future resting place of actor Nicholas Cage, and no visit to this cemetery is complete without seeing one of the most visited grave sites in the country — that of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

Take an unforgettable walk with us through a place that can only be entered with a licensed tour guide approved through the Archdiocese of New Orleans. A portion of every ticket will go back to the cemetery for the preservation of these historic tombs.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. We also recommend bringing a bottle of water in the summer. At least two people are needed to run this tour (may be booked separately).

Where Do We Meet?

We’ll meet at Congo Square Coffee Shop at 806 N Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.