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  4. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

New Orleans: St. Louis Cemetery No.1 Walking Tour

Product ID: 271482
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Take a walk among the bones of the dead in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Discover the gravesites of New Orleans famous and learn about their unique burial customs on this 1-hour walking tour.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the gravesites of New Orleans' most famous residents
  • Find out what led to the evolution of New Orleans’ Cities of the Dead
  • Marvel at the peculiarness of the tomb purchased by Nicolas Cage in preparation for his death
Full description
Discover the gravesites of local New Orleans celebrities such as Paul Morphy, the world’s greatest chess player, Homer Plessy, Marie Laveaux, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, and living Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage, aka the weirdest grave in America.

Find out why, as New Orleans grew, a way to bury large numbers of people had to be found. Learn about the city's unique burial customs and what led to the evolution of New Orleans’ Cities of the Dead.
  • 1-hour guided walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

We will meet you at Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin Street the starting point for your tour

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Due to acts of vandalism and tomb desecration entrance to the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 has been restricted by the Church (you can’t visit the Cemetery on your own, you must enter with a licensed New Orleans tour guide authorized by the New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries)
• Remember to bring water, a hat, comfortable shoes, and waterproof clothing
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The Savvy Native Walking Tours

Product ID: 271482