- 80 Ratings
Guided Cemetery History Tour in New Orleans
Explore Saint Louis Cemetery No.1 on a guided walking tour full of history and mystery. Check out centuries-old tombs as you learn about the residents who are buried here.
What You Will Do
- Wander through the historic Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 on a two-hour guided tour back in time
- Discover the hype behind this popular New Orleans' attraction, seeing ancient vaults that date back to the 18th century
- Head to plenty of well-known spots, including the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau
- Listen to stories of the residents buried here and of their haunting history from someone with inside knowledge
- Two-hour guided walking tour
- 80 Ratings
Ernie is both entertaining and very knowledgeable. Clearly, he hasn't a memorized patter to deliver. He's able to field questions and work the answers into his delivery. Next time I'm in Nola, I'll be booking another tour with him.
Ernie is an absolute wealth of knowledge Make sure that you have him as your guide
Ernie is well versed in the history of New Orleans and he has a great sense of humor which made the tour more enjoyable. If your'e considering a cemetery tour, choose Ernie!
Ernie was very knowledgeable, and very entertaining. We had a great time on the tour. And Rebecca is really sorry that she made it rain. 😁
Ernie was very knowledgeable and personable. He provided a great tour and even walked us to a restaurant to eat at when the tour was over. Extremely friendly and helpful.
Ernie was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area. He also made it fun. It was an accident that we found him (there was a Groupon) but now I would recommend him highly to anyone wanting an interesting, informative tour as well as a few laughs along the way.
We had a great time on our tour with Ernie! He is energetic, knowledgeable about the city’s history, not just the cemetery. I’d definitely recommend him for a cemetery tour or any other walking tour he provides!
Ernie was fantastic! He was knowledgeable and very funny. He taught me a lot about New Orleans and made me want to continue to learn even more!
Ernie's tour is the very best in New Orleans. His knowledge and sense of humor makes this memorable and entertaining. This is the 4th time I have taken friends and family. You will not be disappointed!!
Ernie is a professional. I’m a history buff and he is way beyond me. Knowledgeable, entertaining and helpful.
We really enjoyed Ernie's tour of the St Louis #1 Cemetery. We could easily tell that Ernie really knows and loves the history of the Cemetery and of the French Quarter. We love hearing the stories behind the facts, and Ernie gave us exactly that with much enthusiasm and humor. We highly recommend you go on his tour.
ernie was very knowledgeable about the city and it's great history. He is very entertaining and enthusiastic on his tour. ernie is the only tour to take in my opinion
Friendly guide with some good stories about NOLA history. Not just the tour guide speech.
Ernie was very knowledgeable and informative about the history of the city. His great since of humor made the tour really fun and interesting. I highly recommend booking a Cemetery Tour with him.
Very organized, professional, knowledgable and entertaining without being cheesy and dramatic.
Ernie was extremely knowledgeable. Learned a lot and great entertainer.
Ernie brought the tour to life. The history of New Orleans is even more thrilling and intriguing because of Ernie.
Fun and informative. There is a lot of history in this area and Ernie fits in a lot of it with style.
Ernie shared a lot of interesting history with the group and had a lot of enthusiasm about it. He was also great about keeping us as cool as possible since we took the tour on a very hot day.
Ernie was great, entertaining, and told animated stories. Definitely recommend him for this and other tours.
Ernie is by far the best tour guide I’ve ever had! So fun and interesting and lively! He goes beyond just the graveyard but gives you details about the city’s history and learning about how it became what it is today. Very entertaining and he has great knowledge and education to back up his speaking points. Great tour!
Very informative tour. Ernie was very engaging and kept the group lively.
Very informative tour and dum at the samw time
Great tour! Ernie was knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was a great mix of city history along with the cemetery itself. Would highly recommend Ernie to anyone looking for a fun and educational tour!
Ernie was wonderful!! He is extremely knowledgeable about New Orleans and it's history. He was also very entertaining in sharing his knowledge. I highly recommend him and will definitely book another tour the next time I vacation there.
Was recomended to take the Cemetery tour with Ernie and I am glad I did. Fun, educational and just the right amount of time spent on it. Thanks for tips on good readings.
I visited NOLA for an academic conference in 2009 and Ernie's cemetery tour was the highlight of my trip. When I planned my honeymoon in NOLA, Ernie's tour was the first thing I booked. Very informative tour and Ernie is one of the most humorous, knowledgeable, and passionate people out there! Definitely recommend!
Ernie brings to his tours a combination of humor and detail knowledge. He mixes general knowledge of New Orleans with specific knowledge of the history of New Orleans's cemeteries. He is fun, warm, and inviting. After your tour with Ernie you will feel like you have known him as a friend for years!
Super informative, fun, and entertaining. I would highly recommend!
Ernie was great. He was knowledgeable, funny and really helpful during my technology difficulties. I highly recommend this tour.
Great tour, lots of information! Ernie kept things interesting and fun. I highly recommend
Ernie was very educational on the History of NOLA. He came across as professional, presentable and knowledgeable. I will highly recommend to others
I wife and I very much enjoyed Ernie’s presentation on the history of the New Orleans cemeteries, and not only that, but some general history of the background of New Orleans as well. However, the overwhelming knowledge and ability of Ernie to convey the information in a informative and pleasant manner is very enjoyable. If anyone is reading this, take the tour because Ernie will not let you down. He was just the best – and a very clever sense of humor also…
Ernie was knowledgeable and made the tour as entertaining and it was informative. I highly recommend Ernie!
Ernie is AWESOME!! We had a great time. Love his stories.
We were looking for a cemetery tour for our 17-year-old son and his friend. Weren’t sure a 2-hour tour could hold their attention, but they loved it. They said that Ernie really knew his stuff, was funny and entertaining, and made everything fun. Next time, the parents will take the tour!
We had a fantastic walking tour with Ernie. Although It was a cold dreary day, Ernie’s walking tour was a fun and entertaining way to spend a few hours taking in New Orleans history. He definitely held the crowd’s attention, and better than Any history professor I every had in college. Take the tour and enjoy!
We thoroughly enjoyed the Cemetery Tour we took with Ernie! His enthusiasm and knowledge is very impressive. We loved the whole flow of the tour and learned so much during our tour! Thank you Ernie!!!
Ernie is the best! I've done other cemetery tours and Ernie gives much more historical information than some, he took us to the Visitor's Center to show us maps of the city which made the information much more understandable. I would highly recommend this tour.
Ernie was so much fun as a guide. Very knowledgeable and kept a good pace. I will definitely visit again!