St. Louis #1 Cemetery

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This one square block is home to over 700 tombs and more than 100,000 dead! Visit the tomb of the Weeping Woman, the New Orleans Musicians Tomb and, its most notorious resident, Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau!
Times: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Duration : 2 hours


Quick Info

  • Adult: $20
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Departs: 11AM &1PM Mon-Sat. • 10AM Sundays


  • Informative stroll with a licensed historian in the city's oldest cemetery
  • Visit the Voodoo Queen and other famous tombs!


St. Louis #1 opened in 1789, the same year the US Constitution was adopted. This one square block is home to over 700 tombs and more than 100,000 dead! Visit the tomb of the Weeping Woman, the New Orleans Musicians Tomb and, its most notorious resident, Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau!

Walk through St. Louis Cemetery #1, the site of the classic movie "Easy Rider," as your professional licensed guide recounts the background of the famous and infamous people who are buried there.

Make a wish or cast a spell at the tomb of Marie Laveau - the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans - and discover how she was able to be in two places at once.

Listen to the evolution of Voodoo - which is still practiced today - and learn how it became such a factor in the Crescent City.

Learn about our unique above ground burial customs and the tombs of various "societies."

Note: This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes! During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.

What’s Included

  • Local, knowledgable and licensed guide!

What’s not Included

  • Gratuities (Customary)
  • Food or Drinks

Know Before You Go

  • Detailed check-in info, including google map link, address, etc. is included on your e-mailed e-ticket.
  • Wear comfortable shoes

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Big Ol’ Smile
  • Sense of Adventure
  • Cash (for gratuities)

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Tour Duration 2 hours
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Do any tours include snacks, meals or drinks?

No tours provide any snacks, drinks or meals. However, guests are always welcome to bring drinks and snacks on the coaches (please don't make a mess and dispose of your trash!) and for longer combo tours, guests are also welcome to bring their own lunches and if you advise us in the "comment" section of your order checkout, please mention that you'd like a cooler available.

During City Tours, there will be a short (approx. 20 minutes) break for guests to use the restroom or purchase snacks or drinks. At the airboat and swamp tour dock locations, there are also snacks and drinks available for purchase. On the Plantation Tours, Oak Alley has a full-restaurant as well as snack bar and several areas on the grounds for guests to purchase drinks in the warmer months. Laura Plantation offers light snacks (think chips, cookies, crackers) and drinks (water, sodas).

  1. Review by Dana E. Meintzer

    The tour was a success in large part to the guide. She was very knowledgeable and used her drama major adequately. The dry humor was well done also. My wife and I were amazed at the complexity of the use of the cemetery.

    I would highly recommend the tour to visitors! (Posted on 11/13/2015)

  2. Review by Jay & Kathie Bishop

    This tour to Cemetery #1 is a must if you visit New Orleans. Robert, our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the burials there. He also had a great sense of humor. The Voodoo Lounge was a great experience also. Cap the bartender was very friendly and makes a great Irish Coffee! Well his version, Coffee, Jameson, and Baileys. We had a great time!! (Posted on 3/22/2015)

  3. Review by Lippy

    Another Great tour! Facts & history were presented in a fun way that kept everyone waiting for the next bit of info. (Posted on 11/26/2014)

  4. Review by Jessica

    I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys learning about the history or New Orleans. This was actually the 2nd time my family and I have done this tour and were NOT dissapointed. Each tour guide offers there own flair to the tour and teaches you alot about not only ST. Louis cemetary but also the history and architecture of the city. I would gladly go on this tour again and plan to my next visit to the Big Easy!! If you are even considering this tour-- go for it!! You wont be dissapointed. As they say in New Orleans laissez les bon ton rouler! (Posted on 3/26/2014)

  5. Review by Audie S Adkins

    Fun and informative Cemetery Tour of St Louis Cemetery with Walter this afternoon. Lots of facts also about the NO architecture. (Posted on 12/2/2013)

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