St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery
Detail Tour is approximately 1 hour.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Cameras are Permitted
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery Schedule Schedule
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery Photos (22)
A group of tourists is attentively listening to a guide who is gesturing as he speaks amidst the historical setting of an old cemetery on a sunny dayA group of tourists is attentively listening to a guide who is gesturing as he speaks amidst the historical setting of an old cemetery on a sunny dayA group of tourists is attentively listening to a guide who is gesturing as he speaks amidst the historical setting of an old cemetery on a sunny dayA group of tourists is attentively listening to a guide who is gesturing as he speaks amidst the historical setting of an old cemetery on a sunny day

If you're looking to delve into the rich history of New Orleans, a visit to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is a must. You'll enjoy an official walking tour of one of the most famous cemeteries in the city with a knowledgeable guide on hand to provide commentary and answer your questions. This cemetery is located in the heart of the French Quarter and is the final resting place of many notable New Orleanians, including voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

As you walk through St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, your guide will highlight the unique above-ground tombs, as well as the various architectural styles they represent. The cemetery is also home to numerous sculptures and other forms of artwork, adding to its visual appeal. The tour is approximately one hour long, providing ample time to explore the cemetery and learn about its fascinating history.

One of the highlights of the tour is undoubtedly the opportunity to visit the tomb of Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen of New Orleans. This is the most visited tomb in the cemetery and is adorned with offerings from those who believe Laveau has the power to grant wishes. Employees of the cemetery are on hand to make sure visitors treat the tomb and the cemetery with respect.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 has a storied history, with its origins dating back to the late 1700s. As your guide walks you through the cemetery, you'll learn about the various religions and cultures represented, and how they have influenced the city over time. From Spanish colonialists to African slaves, the cemetery is a microcosm of New Orleans' diverse past.

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 Stop at  St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Experience the haunting beauty of New Orleans' St. Louis Cemetery No.1, the city's oldest active burial site. Discover the fascinating history of this bustling city of the departed, with iconic "cities of the dead" structure and the final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

In conclusion, a visit to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is a unique and educational experience, offering a glimpse into the fascinating history and culture of New Orleans. With a knowledgeable guide to lead the way, you'll leave with a deeper appreciation for the city and its heritage. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore one of the most important cemeteries in the country.

Frequently Asked Questions for St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery:
  • What methods of transportation does the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery use?
    This is a walking tour.
  • Approximately how long does the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery last?
    It lasts approximately 1 hour.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery?
    Yes.
  • Is the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Official Walking Tour - Enters the Cemetery handicap accessible?
    Yes.

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