St Louis Cemetery Number One Tour in New Orleans

St Louis Cemetery Number One Tour in New Orleans
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$13.75
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

St. Louis Number 1 cemetery is a must see for anyone planning on a having a great New Orleans sight seeing experience. Visitors who take our tour have the opportunity to walk it's centuries old paths and visit the legendary men and women interred within its walls and tombs, including many of the characters who made our magnificent city what it is today. The Big Easy's oldest city of the dead is the perfect place to learn about the unique burial practices of a people who had no choice but to bury their dead above ground.

As anyone who’s ever seen a jazz funeral knows, in New Orleans we understand that death should be a celebration of life. That’s part of the reason no other city in the United States is renowned for it’s cemeteries the way we are. So while you’re here, why not stop in for a visit to New Orleans’ oldest above ground cemetery?

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 was founded in 1789. Due to unique environmental circumstance and centuries old Catholic tradition, standard below ground burials could no longer take place and the people of New Orleans had to devise some creative solutions, and so the first St. Louis cemetery was born. 

An 8 block area in what used to be the uninhabitable outskirts of town, home to the tombs of plantation owners, architects, pirates, a chess champion, a voodoo queen and Nicolas Cage. 

Our tour provides a full hour exploring the cemetery with a licensed local guide. Access to the cemetery is restricted to guided tours and space is limited, so make your reservations today! 

Special Offer - Book and save 45% compared to the local supplier's prices! - Book Now!

Special Offer - Book and save 45% compared to the local supplier's prices! - Book Now!

St. Louis Number 1 cemetery is a must see for anyone planning on a having a great New Orleans sight seeing experience. Visitors who take our tour have the opportunity to walk it's centuries old paths and visit the legendary men and women interred within its walls and tombs, including many of the characters who made our magnificent city what it is today. The Big Easy's oldest city of the dead is the perfect place to learn about the unique burial practices of a people who had no choice but to bury their dead above ground.

Special Offer - Book and save 45% compared to the local supplier's prices! - Book Now!