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St Louis No 1 Cemetery & History Tour

St Louis No 1 Cemetery & History Tour
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$25
Duration: 2 hours
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Explore some of New Orleans' fascinating history with this 2-hour cemetery walking tour. Visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 & discover the final resting place of Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau.

During this tour, you will make your way through the historic French Quarter to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the final resting place of history’s most revered Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Guests will have the added bonus of visiting a Voodoo museum and will have the opportunity to purchase Voodoo 'magic' potions at Marie Laveau’s Voodoo Shop before heading into the cemetery.

There are three St. Louis Cemeteries in New Orleans, but the oldest extant cemetery in the city is St. Louis Cemetery Number 1. It is still the site of several burials a year . Here you will notice that the cemetery's graves are above ground tombs, referred to as 'Cities of the Dead' because they resembled small houses and make the cemetery look like a city in itself.

To ensure the historic preservation of this local landmark, recent rules set by the Catholic Archdioesces of New Orleans require all visitors to this cemetery to be accompanied by a licensed tour guide.

Explore some of New Orleans' fascinating history with this 2-hour cemetery walking tour. Visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 & discover the final resting place of Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau.