Haunted Cemetery Tour - New Orleans

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Overview

This unique small-tour experience will guide you to the oldest above-ground cemetery in the United States, St. Louis No.1. Learn about the hauntings, history, and unusual burial practices that make our cemetery one of a kind, and learn the scandalous history of its most-celebrated occupants, including voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy, and that scandalous Creole Bernard de Marigny, as well as view the future tomb of Nicholas Cage! Learn about society tombs, stepped tombs, wall vaults, family burials and so much more, plus see where Easy Rider was filmed and why the church wasn't too happy about it!

Departing from the old French Quarter, the original section of New Orleans, this tour will reveal the dark secrets and humble beginnings of New Orleans, discussing voodoo, hoodoo, and scandals, before taking you into a city of the dead like no other! You now must have a guide approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans to visit St. Louis No.1.

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Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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This walking tour will depart from P.J.'s Coffee House, conveniently located at 630 Chartres Street in the historic Upper Pontalba Building, just off Jackson Square. Your guide will lead you through the old French Quarter during the first half of the tour, stopping at various historical locations to explain the unique history of New Orleans. You will learn about the history, the hauntings, and the unique burial practices that make St. Louis No. 1 so unique. After a leisurely 7-block stroll, the tour will take a break at the Basin St. Visitor's Center, a converted railway depot, where guests can view exhibits and even a short film on the history of the railroads in New Orleans, while having an opportunity to use the restrooms and purchase refreshments. The tour will then enter St. Louis No. 1, just across the street, where your guide will explain the various types of tombs and the stories of the dead within. The tour will end at the cemetery gates, where your guide will be happy to answer questions and give directions to your next destination!
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Inclusions for Haunted Cemetery Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
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Exclusions for Haunted Cemetery Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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6 reviews by the users

  • Got a private tour since two groups didn't show up. Got to ask a lot of questions and got a lot of cool info.

  • This was just OK. You can't get into the cemetery without a guide, so if you want to go to the cemetery, you have to do a tour. I found the tour to be very long and boring. We started out in Jackson Square and walked to the cemetery which is a very long walk from there. Instead of walking straight to the cemetery for the tour, our tour guide took us everywhere but there. Finally, after 1 hour and 20 minutes, we arrived at the cemetery. Then we had to hurry through it to be done in 2 hours.

  • DANIEL OUR TOUR GUIDE WAS FANTASTIC, VERY EDUCATED, INTERESTING, GREAT PERSONALITY, HE MADE THE TOUR THE BEST ONE.

  • Karen was awesome! Great tour and great information about the city and St. Louis.

  • Our guide met us at the meeting spot near Jackson Square. She arrived on time, and the other people who signed up for the tour never showed. We waited for them for about 10 min. which gave us time to walk around the square a bit. The upside was that we got a private tour. We finally got going, and we started the 7 or 8 block walk to the cemetery. I'm not exactly sure why we had to walk such a long way, and why we didn't meet at the cemetery. My best guess is that the tour co. has to pay for the time at the cemetery, and this walk reduced our time at the actual venue. We did have the opportunity to stop on the way and ask questions about New Orleans and sites we encountered. Our guide was very articulate and educated, and she had a passion for the city and its history.
    We finally got to the cemetery, and the information we received was very interesting. The downside was that we spent very little time in the cemetery itself and the guide cut our tour short by 1/2 hr. We paid for a 2 hour tour of the cemetery and we were only in the actual site for about a 1/2 hr. I didn't understand why she ended the tour abruptly at 12:30 when we paid for 11 am to 1 pm. I would have given her a substantial tip because the guide was quite intelligent and well-informed, but I was disappointed and felt ripped off when the tour ended so early. If I pay 100 of the price, I don't expect 75 of the service.

  • Would have liked more back story on the people buried at St. Louis No. 1

USD 18.79