St. Louis Cemetery No.1: Official Walking Tour
4.6
1,909 Ratings
New Orleans

The Authorized exploration of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 guides you through the entrance to stroll amidst the mausoleums where New Orleans’ renowned historical personalities are interred. Encounter the final resting places of the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, Homer Plessy, among others.

Duration: 55 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Basin St. Station - Tour gathers and departs from inside of Basin St. Station. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to tour time to collect your tickets and tour stickers and to be prepared for a timely tour departure.

Basin St. Station is a lovely visitors center where you will find a wide array of exhibits about New Orleans, an interactive map about Hurricane Katrina floodwaters, a Cafe, pristine restrooms, a gift shop, and more.

  • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 - At the time of your tour departure, your tour guide will greet you at the Cemetery Tour Desk inside of Basin St. Station. Your tour will begin promptly with a short walk across the street, up to the front gates of the Cemetery. Step inside the gates for your in-depth tour of historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
What's Included
  • Guided tour through St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
What's Not Included
  • Gratuity for tour guide is not included
Location
Basin St. Station
Basin Street
Enter Basin St. Station Visitor Information Center to find our Cemetery Tours Desk & Team! Walking distance from the French Quarter, hop off City Sightseeing Double-Decker at stop 5, or drive and park in the adjacent parking lot, available to the public for hourly, daily, and overnight rates.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Katie_m
Apr 8, 2024
Great time - The tour guid was very informative and entertaining. I was very impressed the amount of information and facts we learned. Definitely recommend for a great time
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William_m
Apr 8, 2024
Todd did a great job! - Todd did a great job! It was very interesting to learn the background on how plots are owned by families, some maintained into perpetuity, some “orphan” tombs are sold by descendants, etc.. Amazing insights into the yellow fever epidemic, the role of culture and religion in early days of the city, as well as population and demographics. Our group of 8 thoroughly enjoyed the tour!
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Zhengyan_w
Apr 8, 2024
Old and fun - Very historical cemetery. The guide told us stories and anecdotes which were really interesting and exciting.
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Asia_h
Apr 7, 2024
Must do in Nola - I was expecting to be bored but luckily our guide was funny and very informative. I enjoyed the experience highly recommend.
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Jacob_n
Apr 7, 2024
Great experience - Brought a group of 10 for a bachelor party. Zelda was an amazing tour guide who educated us about this fascinating local custom.
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Greta_g
Apr 7, 2024
Historical Cemetery Tour - Zelda was a great guide. She personalized the experience and made it interesting and informative. We learned so much about the cemetery and New Orleans.
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Barb
Apr 7, 2024
Wonderful knowledgeable tour from Zelda!!! - Zelda gave us a wonderful tour, even sharing her family stories with us:) It was the second time for me on this tour and I learned even more than my tour years ago. THANK YOU ZELDA!!!!
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Erika_z
Apr 6, 2024
Very informative - Very informative tour of the New Orleans burial process.. Buddy was a great guide and would I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting for the first time.
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830deang830
Apr 8, 2024
Be ready for the restrictions... - So, first things first - this cemetery is a must see while in New Orleans if for no other reason than its historical value. However, we (my wife and I) only gave a 4-star for a couple of reasons. Our guide (I'm sorry I don't remember his name) seemed like he was rushing us. And secondly, we really disliked the fact that we were not allowed to do any self-exploration of the cemetery. We were limited to the few stops along the path that the guide showed us and nothing beyond. Plus after leaving a stopping point we had to move along leaving little time for photos without others being in the way. Now, we certainly understand the reasons for this (I've visited the cemetery prior to the 'guided tour only' restrictions) as vandalism and poor maintenance were an issue, but for 50 bucks it sure seems like we'd be given a little more leeway for our explorations. My wife and I are mature adults and would like to think we could get some sort of solution in between 'free reign' and 'you have to stay within 10 feet of your guide at all times'. I don't know what that solution looks like but it's a shame it doesn't exist.
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Michelleef5894ft
Apr 8, 2024
Cool place but tour just ok. - It was just ok. Tour guide Bill was nice but forgetful and rambled a lot. It was hard to understand the key points he was trying to make about certain tombs.
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