St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

The name of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is misleading, because the cemetery is in New Orleans and is one of three. Each section of the cemetery is divided by number; cemeteries one and two are on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. Cemetery number three sits on Esplanade Avenue near Bayou St. John. Its graves are more elaborate than the first two sections, and this area houses the remains of local celebrities like Paul Sarebresole. The historic burial spot is notable for its above-ground vaults and graves. While you might think this is because of the high water table, the practice actually began with French and Spanish burial traditions. Make St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 part of your personalized New Orleans itinerary using our New Orleans online trip builder .
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  • Absolutely fascinating. So many tombs to see and read. Different sizes and shapes and a very interesting say of burying families. Worth doing  more »
  • Took the tour on a suggestion and was so glad we did. The history and information just covers you like a blanket and gives one a sense of how impressive New Orleans really is.  more »
  • I took the Gray Line tour into this cemetery. You can only visit as an owner (yes, each of the tombs are privately owned) or with an official tour. There have been problems with vandalism in the past....  more »
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  • My sister and I loved our tour here today! The price is $20 per person for a 45-60 minute tour. Although a bit high, we felt it was worth it. Our tour guide, Naif, was very knowledgeable and friendly and we'd highly recommend him. He was very well aware of the cemetery's history and taught us quite a bit. Note: you cannot enter the cemetery without a tour guide, so you must pay for a tour. I believe kids under 12 are free.
  • Randomly found ourselves on this tour and have to say it was very interesting. Got to see some famous tombs, including Nic Cage's monstrosity of a pyramid tomb. The man is nuts and needs help. How he has an Oscar is beyond anyone, anyway stories of how the bodies incinerate due to the heat in the summer is a great teaching tool for any child under the age of 7. I find graphic details usually hold a place in their memory and this visit will not be forgotten quickly.
  • I loved our tour guide. She was super upbeat and knowledgeable. I’m giving it 3 stars because of how much it cost for the service. It was $40 for two people for a 45min tour that went by super fast. I wish I could have enjoyed it for what it was instead of feeling rushed. Definitely a tourist spot so you can take that for what it’s worth.
  • You're going to have to pay a tour guide either at a gate or through a company. If you walk up to the gate it is 20 bucks. It is not a bad tour. Couple rally well known plots here. Homer Plessy, Marie levaue, nick cage, and a few others. Easy rider also had a scene dummies here. Definitely worth a trip.
  • Not open to the general public. Must pay a tour guide $20 to enter. Small cemetery. Would be nice to walk through without the outrageous price for such a small cemetery. Parking nearby. $5 for 10 hours. Not bad at all
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