St Louis Cemetery Tour - New Orleans

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This is the cemetery you've been told about. Explore the oldest extant cemetery in New Orleans, famous for being the final resting place of Marie Laveaux and scenes from the cult classic Easy Rider. AHS fans are usually delighted to learn this. It's commonly stated that Marie Laveaux's grave is one of the most visited grave sites in America. We'll discuss wall vaults, family tombs and society tombs. This sacred space requires reverence and it's with specific permission from the Archdiocese that guests with our company are admitted. How the dead are treated says a lot about who you are as a people. Learn about our culture.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide outside a local cafe located 1 block from the cemetery. There you'll be able to wait in comfort and obtain a pre-tour snack. Food and beverage aren't allowed in cemetery, so please allow enough time to finish.

Your guide will provide some general area history as you make your way to the gates of the cemetery.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest extant cemetery in the city, is a sacred space as well as a popular site for visitors. While photographs are allowed, no videotaping is permitted.

Catholicism is an integral part of the conversation. Several faiths reveal themselves as an element of the cemetery's history. Multiple cultures are celebrated and remembered as we linger. Wall vaults, family tombs, society tombs, building materials, and funeral dirges are discussed. This tour is designed to provide an experience for those seeking a small group experience of St. Louis No. 1 with a warm, professional guide.

How the dead are treated says a lot about who we are as a people, making this an interesting exploration of New Orleans culture.

Inclusions for St Louis Cemetery Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for St Louis Cemetery Tour

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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10 Traveler Reviews

  • Great walking tour very lively and informative guide. Great intro tour to learn about history in a fun way. Comfortable walking pace.

  • So glad we did this tour. It was very interesting to learn about the why of the cemetery. Our tour guide was very good and very knowledgeable.

  • Excellent tour. Our guide Robert was very informative and knowledgeable. We had a small group of four, so the tour was very intimate. Wouldn't change a thing!

  • Our guide Karen made this a most interesting trip, telling us not only about the history and inmates of the cemetery but also a general background to New Orleans itself.

  • Richard was an excellent tour guide! We booked this tour last minute on our last day in New Orleans and were the only ones! It was like a private tour for the 3 of us. Another tour we booked that weekend cancelled because they didn't have the minimum number of people so it was refreshing that this tour wasn't cancelled. Richard was super knowledgeable and we fully enjoyed our tour! I wish we had more time to take his Garden District tour!

  • Richard made our tour so personal! In fact it was just my husband and me doing the tour at the time and he didn't water down anything1 Very interesting history of this old cemetery.

  • I woldn't change a thing. We had a group of 11 of us together for this tour. Great family trip. Guide was knowledgeable and interactive. I had walked through this cemetary years ago before it was required to be guided. So much better with a guide sharing the stories of what you are seeing and why things are the way they are.

  • Really enjoyed the private tour of the St Louis Cemetery. The guide was knowledgeable and quite creative in his delivery. He efficiently moved us through and answered our questions with confidence and entertainment. Thanks Richard from Two Chicks tours! Would absolutely book your services for another trip to New Orleans.

  • This was such a fun and interesting tour! In one hour, our guide shared a wealth of information. A must do while in New Orleans!

  • Richard M. Was funny and very informative. The tour started in the ac at the visitor center and it was perfectly located to the cemetery directly across the street. Do it, its a great hour!

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