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  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. French Quarter

New Orleans: St. Louis #1 Cemetery History 2-Hour Tour

Product ID: 16682
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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!
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 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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Meeting point

The tour starts at Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop, 723 St. Peter Street in the French Quarter. The shop is in the middle of the block on St. Peter, between Bourbon & Royal Streets, across from Pat O'Brien's Bar.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Umbrella
Know before you go
• Tours operate rain or shine, umbrellas or ponchos recommended
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 138 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Product ID: 16682