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

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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

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.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Mar - 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov - 28 Feb: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Duration

2 hours

Start time

Start time: 9:00am
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

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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

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable walking shoes During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested

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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.

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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
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Cancellation policy

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