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- Duration: 2 Hrs
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Departure Details :
710 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details :
Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
One of the best things to do in New orleans! This tour is a unique journey through the streets of the French quarter to the oldest cemetery in operation in New Orleans, the Saint Louis #1 Cemetery. Starting in the French Quarter, experience this delightful neighborhood full of eccentric, fun-loving people, that spans three centuries in history. Journey with your local operator through the heart of the city and learn why this section is so unique. Arriving at the cemetery you will learn of our burial customs and why it seems there is always enough room for another person in the family tomb. See the tomb of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, the Society Tombs, the Musician's Tomb, Bernard Marigny and even the Protestant section. There is so much history on this tour.
- Get inside tips from a local
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Led by a local guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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After meeting with your local operator you will be led toward the cemetery. There will be stops along the way to discuss different buildings such as the Hermann Grima House and its the history. It is the set location for some of your favorite movies and TV shows. You will also learn of our wonderful architecture types, including the beautiful ironwork.
Once you reach the cemetery, you will enter into what is seemingly another world of burial customs and architecture. You will see the tomb of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen. The wall vaults, the family tombs, step tombs and society tombs are unbelievably capable of holding many burials. Through the maze of tombs, your guide will lead you to the tomb of Bernard Marigny, for whom the Marigny sector was named. In the rear of the cemetery is the Protestant section, where architect Benjamin Latrobe and one of Governor Claiborne's wives is buried. This is an unusual addition to a Catholic cemetery. The Musician's tomb is a special gift and the oldest society tomb will shock you, as to which society it belongs.
The history becomes deeper and deeper as you continue on this amazing journey through this city of the dead. Upon exiting the cemetery you will have a ten minute break at the Basin St. Station. You may check out the gift shop before continuing your tour, time permitting. Once outside the Basin St. Station, your guide will escort you to Armstrong Park. Which is formerly named Congo Square. Here you will learn how this area was used by voodoo practioners of past and present, as well as events happening in the park weekly which you may enjoy during your stay.
Your guide will then lead you back into the French Quarter for more stories including history, museums, restaurant recommendations and architecture. Your tour will end at the rear of Jackson Square, in front of St. Louis Cathedral after the history of the buildings surrounding this beautiful park and the statue at the center of the Square have been discussed.
Please do not hesitate to ask your guide for recommendations and/or directions to your next destination. They are eager to share information and local insider secrets.
Food and drinks
Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Service animals allowed
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Most restaurants & indoor venues require masking & proof of vaccine or negative COVID test within the last 72 hours.We ask that "pods" or groups traveling together, socially distance from others.
Charlotte really knows her history! She was really nice and shared many stories with us. She tried to keep us cool in the heat which wasn’t easy! So glad we took this tour.
Tour guide was Ok! Do not do this your in the middle of August...heat index 115 no breeze in the cemetery. I would highly recommend bringing water. Not a lot of history on this tour just cemetery information. Would not recommend this tour.
Our tour guide Jaimie was very knowledgable about the city and very friendly. Would highly recommend.
Tamara was very engaging and informative. Thanks.