New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery Tour

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New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery Tour


Learn why New Orleans buries its dead above ground when you visit St. Louis Cemetery #1

Visit the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, the 2nd-most visited tomb in the U.S.

Hear about the history of voodoo and its connections to the French Quarter


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  • New Orleans: St. Louis Cemetery #1 Guided Tour

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 2 hours

    Starts at Meeting Point ( More details, Show on map)

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Experience the legendary St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans and see historic voodoo tombs and the burial places of famous - and infamous - residents. Your guide will show you the mysterious world of the French Quarter’s oldest active City of the Dead!


This 2-hour walking tour takes you inside the walls of New Orleans’ oldest and most interesting burial ground, St. Louis Cemetery #1. In the company of a local guide, you’ll explore the ancient maze of above-ground tombs and learn about fascinating local burial practices.

After meeting your guide at Rev. Zombies Voodoo Shop in the French Quarter, you’ll walk to the cemetery to explore curiosities and hear tales of some of the city’s personalities, such as Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, whose tomb is the 2nd-most visited burial site in America.

You’ll see the final resting place of many of New Orleans’ most notable celebrities on an excursion that is as educational as it is fun. On this tour that’s been recommended by the Travel Channel, A&E, and the History Channel, you’ll learn the history of voodoo and its connection to the French Quarter on a journey back through time.

What's Included:

• Tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans oldest active City of the Dead
• Visit to the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau (the 2nd-most visited tomb in the country)

What's Not Included:

• Gratuity

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  • Rating: 5 “Explains Everything...”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Kennewick, United States on April 16, 2014 We loved the history shared by Jennifer! Great tour!

  • Rating: 5 “Entertaining as well as informative.”

    Reviewed by James from Marina del Rey, United States on November 15, 2013 Tour was excellent. Our guide (sorry forgot his name) is very knowledgeable.

  • Rating: 5 “Great tour”

    Reviewed by Michael from long grove, United States on October 31, 2013 Very interesting tour. I saw the burial sites of many famous people and learned about how people are buried in New Orleans, very unique. I also saw Nicolas cages tomb for someday when he passes. Awesome tour and our tour guide was studying to be a history major, so he knew a lot of very interesting facts, plus a really nice guy. The only negative was the size if the tour group. We had 25 people in our group which was a lot., but I understand each tour needs to be profitable. But definitely worth taking. I wish a small group or private tour had been offered.

  • Rating: 5 “very entertaining and informative!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Cedar Park, United States on August 5, 2013 My friend and I took the tour and loved it. Clint, our guide,was funny and very knowledgable. I would highly recommend it!

  • Rating: 5 “informative tour and the guide was excellent.”

    Reviewed by John from Kissimmee, United States on June 23, 2013 Interesting and informative tour given the time allotted. The guide (Ernie) was very well informed, historically knowledgeable and a great host.

  • Rating: 5 “Very informative, fun experience!”

    Reviewed by Jeffrey from Raleigh, United States on May 7, 2013 Not only was the tour very informative, but the guide (Duffy) made the experience very fun. A lot of interesting facts and tid-bits were sprinkled with the guide's funny sense of humor. My girlfriend and I can't wait to take another tour while visiting again!

  • Rating: 5 “Great informative tour with a super-knowledgable/passionate guide”

    Reviewed by Jordan from chicago, United States on April 30, 2013 We really enjoyed this short walking tour. The guide gave us a ton of good information about the cemetery and its contents and was clearly extremely passionate about the subject. If you are going to do a cemetery tour in New Orleans, this is they place to do it!

  • Rating: 5 “Awesome!!”

    Reviewed by Travis from Bendigo, Australia on March 7, 2013 so informative!!! absolutely loved our guide! he was great

  • Rating: 5 “Great Tour Guide!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Memphis, United States on January 16, 2013 Great tour, lots of NO history along with the cemetery history. This tour blew all of our other tours out of the water! Ask for Ernest!

  • Rating: 4 “Engaging and fun tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Washington, United States on January 11, 2013 I toured with a history major who was both entertaining and informative. The tour was interesting and worth the time.

  • Rating: 5 “Our guide was so passionate about her topic it was infectious.”

    Reviewed by Michele from Santa Barbara, United States on November 26, 2012 We got a real sense of New Orleans foundation...what makes it a really special place from this very unique perspective...through those that have passed on and the manner they are honored by those left behind.

  • Rating: 4 “Very interesting and enjoyable.”

    Reviewed by Erin from Denver, United States on November 5, 2012 Our guide, Renee was great. Very informative and kept it fun and moving along. Would definitely recommend this tour to others.

  • Rating: 5 “Amazing”

    Reviewed by Byron from N. Las Vegas, United States on November 2, 2012 It was an amazing experience. Ernie was very informative and entertaining. I Would definitely do this again.

  • Rating: 5 “guide was excellent & tour was very informative”

    Reviewed by Ethan from New Hope, United States on November 1, 2012 Good

  • Rating: 5 “Fantasic!”

    Reviewed by Jaime from st pete, United States on October 26, 2012 My wife and I loved this! It was interesting and informative!

  • Rating: 5 “highly recommend”

    Reviewed by A from GAinesville, United States on October 8, 2012 The guide was entertaining and very informative. He even explained why the New Orleans "heat" was of benefit. I never would have dreamed of the answer he gave.

  • Rating: 5 “Interesting and Entertaining”

    Reviewed by Crystal from Ridgeland, United States on September 27, 2012 Ernest was an awesome tour guide. He gave a great deal of history but did so in a way that made it extremely fun and interesting. I will definitely go again as I have thought of questions since the tour!!! I would definitely recommend going to anyone!

  • Rating: 5 “Very interesting!!!”

    Reviewed by Kyle from Northport, United States on September 12, 2012 Went on the tour with 6 friends and had a great time. I would definately reccommend this tour.

  • Rating: 5 “Great!!!”

    Reviewed by Sandra from Littleton, United States on September 11, 2012 We had a great time on the tour through St. Louis Cemetary -- the tour guide (Charles) was very good and really knew his info. We also did the Haunted Tour one evening with Andrew and really enjoyed it as well.

  • Rating: 5 “We had a terific time”

    Reviewed by Jennifer from Hernando, United States on August 12, 2012 The tour was informitive and very interesting, I took my 10 year old daughter. The whole weekend she was repeating all the interesting facts that she had learned.

  • Rating: 4 “Knowledgeable and entertaining guide made this tour very pleasureable.”

    Reviewed by Thomas from Woodstock, United States on July 19, 2012 Very good tour. I would suggest it to others who widh to be entertained, but not necessarily to those who are looking for a totally educational experience.

  • Rating: 5 “It was awesome !”

    Reviewed by Noelia from Harlingen, United States on July 17, 2012 The tour guides were very knowledgeable the tour itself was interesting. I would use this company again the next time I travel.

  • Rating: 4 “Highly recommend taking the cemetery #1 tour.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Huntsville, United States on July 6, 2012 Our tour guide (Ernie) was had plethora of knowledge on the intricate details of New Orleans's history. Excellent tour even if we did get a little wet from a rain shower.

  • Rating: 5 “Ernie is awesome! Highly Recommended!”

    Reviewed by Ingrid from Roslyn Heights, United States on June 6, 2012 Excellent tour. A fount of knowledge and fun to listen to. He knew Everything and added in all sorts of juicy tidbits about New Orleans, including great sources to get other information (books etc.). TAKE THIS TOUR!

  • Rating: 5 “Very interesting, informative and entertaining.”

    Reviewed by Charles from Long Beach, United States on June 4, 2012 Our tour guide, Jennifer, knew her stuff and presented all the historical facts in a very entertaining manner. In addition, she was very personable and had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed the tour immensely!

  • Rating: 5 “Great tour!!!”

    Reviewed by Amanda from Gonzales, United States on May 29, 2012 Great tour with a great tour guide!!!

  • Rating: 5 “Great tour!”

    Reviewed by Courtney from San Antonio, United States on May 24, 2012 Our tour guide Ernie was very knowledgeable, funny and made the tour entertaining and worth the money. I highly recommend this tour (and Ernie) if you choose to go on a guided tour of the cemetery.

  • Rating: 5 “Great Tour”

    Reviewed by Matt from Hutto, United States on May 21, 2012 The tour was wonderful and very informative. The tour guide had a great sense of humor which made it fun. Although the tour company can not control the weather it was very warm since its completely outside. Highly recommend bringing water and an umbrella to help with the shade. I would recommend it!

  • Rating: 5 “It's a must to take this tour with Ernie !!!”

    Reviewed by Becky from Delta, United States on May 16, 2012 Far beyond anything we ever imagined. We wanted something to do for the morning hours and so we decided this would be fun. If you have never liked history before, Ernie will change your mind, and if you did enjoy history he will fill you head with as much knowledge as you want. He was knowledgeable and made the whole experience entertaining as well. If your going to do a cemetery tour please book this one and ask for Ernie, it's a memory made to last a lifetime....

  • Rating: 5 “It was the best tour I have ever been on. Fun and informative!”

    Reviewed by Nadira from sacramento, United States on May 8, 2012 Our tour guide made the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and made us laugh at every turn.

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