- 207 Ratings
Walking Tour of St. Louis Cemetery in New Orleans
Travel the labyrinth of old and new tombs in New Orleans' most famous graveyard. Uncover the historical importance of the City of the Dead as you learn about the 50,000 former residents that rest there, focusing on the historical importance of the diverse culture and its unique history
What You Will Do
- Explore the above-ground tombs and crypts of the city's most famous cemetery, which is the final resting place of some of the city's high-profile historic figures
- Visit the tomb of Marie Laveau, the notorious Voodoo Queen of New Orleans as you uncover her interesting legacy in the city
- Learn how an above ground burial system works, then discover different styles of tombs and their purposes
- See the future final resting place of actor, Nicholas Cage and learn more about why he chose this location
- Guided walking tour
- Admittance to Saint Louis Cemetery #1
Please wear comfortable walking shoes. There is very little shade in the cemetery; wear wide-brimmed hats if you need shade. Please use the restroom before the tour. There is not a facility for this purpose where the tour meets. There is a public restroom available at the end of tour. Alcholic beverages are not allowed. Please no audio or video recording of the tour. Still photography is permitted. The St. Louis Cemeteries are owned and operated by the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. This is an active graveyard, therefore they have restricted smoking and alcoholic beverages on their sacred grounds. The marking on of tombs is considered vandalism and is prohibited. Dogs are also not allowed, licensed service animals being the exception.
This tour runs rain or shine. No refund for cancelations, but you can reschedule for a later date or comparable tour.
- 207 Ratings
Carlo was a great tourguide. He was very informative and respectful of the cemetary.
Carlo was an awesome tour guide. Very informative and great on time. Asked if we had any questions at very juncture of the tour. Highly recommend this tour!
Great tour, learned a lot! Very interesting
It was a really interesting tour, our guide Carlo did a fantastic job. He was very knowledgeable. We had a group of 10 plus 4 others. Everyone in our group really enjoyed it.
We had a great time on tour, guide was very informative.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and on time. Very nice guy.
Carlo was very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans and the history of the cemeteries. His tour was informative and his wonderful personality made us feel happy and appreciative of the effort it takes to obtain the history and share it with those who visit around the world. Thank you!!!!!
Carlo was awesome! We learned so much and he had great patience and understanding for my Grandmother who joined us in the heat.
Great tour. We loved that it was a small group rather than some groups we saw venturing around town. Our guide was great.
Our guide was awesome! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and he answered all of our questions and continued to talk to us after the tour was over.
The tour was very fun and informational, and the tour guide was awesome!
One of our favorite tours. My family and I have been on many tours. This one was great.
Our guide was well versed in several historical stories tied to the cemetery. It was off-season and slow, so my husband and I were the only 2 on the tour. He was professional and allowed time to take photos. Overall, the tour and tour company were very good. However, I would not really recommend taking the tour as it is not really that impressive for the money.
Very informative Casual Ideal location. Close to French Quarter Professional guide. Will definitely recommend to my friends.
- Jo Ann
Carlo was extremely knowledgeable about St. Louis Cemetery #1. He pointed out multiple interesting grave sites and knew all about the person. He gave us time to take pictures all over the cemetery. I have lived in Louisiana since 1962 but never took the time to tour any of the historic cemeterys in New Orleans. I really enjoyed this tour and learned a lot of history from it. I would definitely recommend this tour and make sure you ask for Carlo for your tour guide.
Great guide, very informative and passionate about the tour.