Creep around one of New Orleans’ most haunted sites on a New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour!
New Orleans’ most famous cemetery is only accessible by guided tour, making the St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour one of the most exclusive things to do in New Orleans! Cling to your professional tour guide as you slink from one tomb to another. See the tomb of Marie LaVeau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Locals say that if you mark her tomb with “X”, turn around three times, knock on her vault, and say out a wish, she will grant it. The Voodoo Queen wields immense power, drawing more viewers to her tomb than Elvis Presley.
Then, see the tomb of Homer Plessy, plaintiff in the famous U.S. Supreme Court Case Plessy v. Ferguson. This case led to the infamous “separate but equal” laws that continually propped up racial segregation in the country. You’ll also get a chance to see the planned final resting place of actor Nicolas Cage. This empty, pyramid-shaped tomb already has a superstition associated with it. On most days, you’ll find lipstick from fans and admirers on this nameless tomb.
You’ll also get to learn about the particular burial practices and customs of New Orleans that arose out of its unique climate. If you have an interest in voodoo, burial rites, or just the macabre in general, then the New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery Tour is what to do in New Orleans!
1.5 – 2 hours.
9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
The New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour starts at the corner of Rampart St. and Toulouse St., 600 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, 70112
New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour Your New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour kicks off at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Rampart Street and Toulouse Street, 600 N. Rampart St., New Orleans 70112. Here, you will meet your friendly and knowledgable tour guide. Then, take a brief walk across the street and enter the St. Louis Cemetery #1. You’ll make stops at the tombs of Marie LaVeau (The Voodoo Queen), Homer Plessy, Nick Cage, and more. Learn about traditional New Orleans’ burial practices and customs along the way. Listen to stories about the history of New Orleans and its oldest cemetery. Around 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., you will arrive at the gate of the St Louis Cemetery #1, completing your tour.
Immediately upon booking you will be emailed a receipt for your tickets. Your barcoded e-ticket will be sent by email within 24 hours of booking.
You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
As a courtesy to everyone, tours leave on time.
For the safety of other guests and for their enjoyment of our tours, we reserve the right to remove any guests that are unruly or appear to be overly intoxicated. In these cases, no refunds will be issued to said guests.
Timings & itinerary are subject to change.
The New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour is wheelchair accessible.
Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to your departure.
You can not enter St. Louis Cemetery #1 without a guided tour. The cemetery is closed to the public.
Tours continue rain or shine. In the case of extreme weather (i.e. hurricanes or tornadoes) you will be notified as soon as the office is made aware and will be issued a refund or an offer to take the tour at another time, if possible.
No restrooms are located in the cemetery.
There must be a minimum of 2 people signed up before a tour will commence. If you are the only person signed up for a tour, the tour will be cancelled and you will receive a refund. Or, if you wish to still take the tour, contact us and we can find one that is booked beyond this minimum.
You will be contacted via text before tour to help you locate your tour guide.
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