Your tour begins at 710 St. Louis St. in the French quarter, with thehistory of the first burial grounds in New orleans. A short walk to St. Louis #1 Cemetery, with your licensed tour guide, who will explain the details of our above ground burial practices, as well as how the oven vaults work as family or temporary burials. Included is the history of notables buried in a cemetery, made famous by the movie Easy Rider, the Protestant section, the Society tombs & the tomb of the Voodoo Priestess, Marie Laveau! You will spend approximately 45 minutes in the cemetery.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 1 Hr
Departure Time :
PLEASE NOTE: This tour does NOT meet at the cemetery. Please check in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time outside of the Great Frog London Jewelry Shop, 710 St. Louis St., across from Antoine.. read more
Departure Details :
710 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details :
400 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
This one hour walking tour is offered forthose short on time or do not wish to walk long distances (tour is approximately one mile), but wish tosee St. Louis #1 Cemetery, the oldest operating cemetery in New orleans.
- Led by a local guide
- Excellent value for money
- Small-group tour
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Family friendly
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Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT MEET AT THE CEMETERY! YOU MUST CHECK IN 15 MIN. PRIOR TO TOUR TIME AT 710 ST. LOUIS ST.
Adult pricing applies to all travelers except children 5 and under, who are free.
A moderate amount of walking is involved (approximately one mile).
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities.
Please be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes & drink plenty of water, regardless of the temperature.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with your guide. If you are late, you may join only in the first 10 minutes of the tour, during the walk down St. Louis St. You may reschedule up to 12 hours in advance of departure time with no rebooking fee.
Service animals allowed
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
Brie, our tour guide, was great. She’s a great speaker and her personality made it very easy and fun to listen to her. Her knowledge of the cemetery and New Orleans history was impressive. You can tell she’s studied up on it. She did tend to go off on tangents sometimes, which made the tour a bit longer, in turn making us late for our next plans, but we still appreciated the knowledge she shared. As a side note, for the tours in general, the fact of how many tour groups they allow in there at the same time is distracting. At some points you can hear multiple tours at the same time, and it takes away from the experience a bit, to no fault of Brie’s. If it’s within the same company though, I would space them out more. With all that said, definitely worth the time and money!
Mikko, our guide, was great. Really enjoy the tour and I recomand it. It is half price compare with the tours that you can take only for the cemetery and 100% better.
Can not even begin to say how much we enjoyed this tour. Mikko was funny, charming, unbelievably informative. The man knows New Orleans and obviously loves what he does. Was the highlight of our New Orleans trip. Would recommend without hesitation. I will go back every time I am in the Big Easy!!
Guide was very good- friendly, informative and fun. Cemetery wasn’t quite what I had imagined. Tombs were very close together. Some were very run down, others very elaborate- the guide explained why very well. Length of tour was just right. Felt a little bit bad at the end as we had not realised we didn’t have any smaller notes to give as a tip- apologies for that.
Our experience was excellent! our tour guide Brie was awesome and enthusiastic!! It was a bit crowded in the cemetery that day but that’s really my only complaint.
Awesome presentation. Guide (Mikko) was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor too. Highly recommend!
Terri was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the city and it was evident. Would highly recommend!
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the cemetery and events associated with it.
An informative experience that wasn't over expensive.
I recommend this tour to anyone who has an hour or so to spare.
This was a very interesting tour. So many questions that you may not have even known you had were answered. Our guide shared fascinating histories/back stories of many who were resting there eternally. The artwork and archetecture of some of these crypts was really quite lovely. I’m definitely glad that I booked this tour.
It was o.k. the meeting place should be changed, must have been garbage day. Guide had some interesting stories. It was a bit fast. May consider taking combo tour.