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Saint Louis Cemetery and Gris-Gris Walking Tour, New Orleans

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Key Highlights

  • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is one of the oldest surviving cemeteries in the city
  • See the tomb of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Mar - 30 Nov: Daily
    01 Dec - 28 Feb: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

    Duration

    2 hours

    Start time

    09:00am
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time..

    Ending Point

    The tour returns to the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Walk through St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, one of the oldest surviving cemeteries in the city and the burial ground of the Creoles. Explore the site of the classic movie ‘Easy Rider,’ and learn about the background of the famous and infamous people who are buried there. Bodies were placed in aboveground burials because of the shallow water table, in family tombs or long rows.

    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. Find out what ‘Gris-Gris’ means and discover the mysterious ingredients in your souvenir Gris-Gris bag.

    Take a tour of the Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 and discover the fascinating cultural practices of this city.

    Itinerary

    The tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

    From here you will board a climate-controlled coach and set out on towards the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

    On arrival at the oldest surviving cemeteries in New Orleans, get down from your coach and set out on a 1-hour walking tour of the Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 in the southern state of Louisiana. Saint Louis Cemetery was built in 1789 and was said to be the burial place for the Creoles.

    Walk through St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the site of the classic movie ‘Easy Rider,’ and listen to your professional English-speaking guide recount the background of the famous and infamous people who are buried there. He will also tell you all about the evolution of Voodoo - which is still practiced today – and about the unique above ground burial customs and the tombs of various "societies here.

    You will also see the tomb of High Priestess Marie Laveau, the ‘Voodoo Queen of New Orleans’. Make a wish or cast a spell at the tomb and discover how she was able to be in two places at once.

    You will also receive a souvenir "Gris-Gris" bag.

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in a climate-controlled coach
    • 1 hour guided walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Souvenir Gris-Gris bag

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals and refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Schedule and availability are subject to change. Please call the local operator on arrival in New Orleans to confirm the schedule.

    Children under 6 are free of charge.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have