- 1 hour (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This one hour walking tour is offered for those short on time or do not wish to walk long distances (tour is approximately one mile), but wish to see St. Louis #1 Cemetery, the oldest operating cemetery in New Orleans.
- Led by a local guide
- Excellent value for money
- Small-group tour
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Family friendly
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
- Food and drinks
710 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
400 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Daily except Sundays (Excludes Holidays)
PLEASE NOTE: This tour does NOT meet at the cemetery! Your tour begins at 710 St. Louis St. in the French Quarter, with history of the first burial grounds in New Orleans. A short walk to St. Louis #1 Cemetery, with your licensed tour guide, who will explain the details of our above ground burial practices, as well as how the oven vaults work as family or temporary burials. Included is the history of notables buried in a cemetery, made famous by the movie Easy Rider, the Protestant section, the Society tombs & the tomb of the Voodoo Priestess, Marie Laveau! You will spend approximately 45 minutes in the cemetery.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT MEET AT THE CEMETERY! YOU MUST CHECK IN 15 MIN. PRIOR TO TOUR TIME AT 710 ST. LOUIS ST.
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers except children 5 and under, who are free.
- A moderate amount of walking is involved (approximately one mile).
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities.
- Please be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes & drink plenty of water, regardless of the temperature.
- Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with your guide. If you are late, you may join only in the first 10 minutes of the tour, during the walk down St. Louis St. You may reschedule up to 12 hours in advance of departure time with no rebooking fee.
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This was a very interesting tour. So many questions that you may not have even known you had were answered. Our guide shared fascinating histories/back stories of many who were resting there eternally. The artwork and archetecture of some of these crypts was really quite lovely. I’m definitely glad that I booked this tour.
It was o.k. the meeting place should be changed, must have been garbage day. Guide had some interesting stories. It was a bit fast. May consider taking combo tour.
Angel was very enjoyable and informative. Tour was entertaining and easy to enjoy experience of new Orleans!
Our tour guide Angel was okay. I heard other tour guides giving more historic information about the cemetery...made me wish we had another guide.
This was one of the best tours we did whilst visiting NOLA.
Our tour guide Kim was fantastic, albeit a little quirky, which after reading earlier reviews I guess wasn't to everyone's taste. We found Kim knowledgable, entertaining and willing to answer any questions thrown at her.
Don't let the few negative reviews below put you off this tour.
Our guide had obviously been drinking before we met her for the tour. She was knowledgeable about the city and the cemetery but her inebriation caused her to keep repeating herself and was a distraction. She might be a really good guide if she addresses what is obviously a problem. But, hey, it was a 10 tour so we got what we paid for. I might have been upset if we'd paid 20 a piece like some people we met had done.
WOW...So we were looking to see the graveyards and not spend a lot of money, so this one was cheap...you get what you pay for...first of all, they have you meet at a building that is for sale, Kim, the guide, just clips her sign to the door, then folds it back up into her purse...Kim looked like a drunk homeless person, it took us a minute to realize that she was part of the tour. She approached us yelling a name that was not ours and finally I said That's not my name, why are you continuing to yell it at me like I don't speak English?. SHe then verified our names and gave us a sticker to get in...Mind you she has muttered obscenities to people walking by more than one and seriously, we are still pretty sure she was drunk...Her tour was filled with inaccurate historical data and many personal stories that didn't make any sense...She also kept answering her phone yelling I'm on a tour right now, then would say That's the boss lady calling...We have affectionately called this the trailer park graveyard tour, it is fitting, trust me...so, if you just want to pay 10 bucks to get into the graveyard and look up the walking tour that is online, the numbers to the tour are still on the ground little metal disks next to each description, then this is your tour...If you want an actual tour, then spend the money for a professional...I have been to NOLA many times and visited the graveyards on a quality tour in the past...this was a joke...I went with people who had never been and filled them in on the real history along the way...
Guide seemed to know subject but was not good at communicating. Could have visited other cemeteries on our own and got as much out of it.
After reading reviews, I saw that we had a very similar if not exact experience as a previous reviewer. Kim never introduced herself to us, just simply shoved her stickers at us. We thought she was just some crazy person off the street until she asked us if we were there for the cemetery tour. We heard several stories numerous times, including something about some guy having her guitar? Also, I see now that the original description mentions something about the movie Easy Rider. We have never seen Easy Rider, but Kim repeated the same things over and over, about how the actors were taking drugs, and something about a rape scene? We had no idea what she was talking about. We had genuine interest in learning about the cemetery and the inhabitants and the whole process, really. It seemed like she really didn't know as much as she acted like she did, and would just repeat the same things over and over when we asked questions. She also seemed to be heckling other tour guides as we walked through the cemetery, which we found very strange and unnecessary. This tour probably would have been really good if we'd had a different tour guide.
Kim asked us to be 15 minutes early. She arrived late. She failed to introduce herself. She arrived and started asking who wanted her stickers. We didn't know who she was and why she wanted to give us stickers. We walked to the cemetery. Kim repeated several stories a few times. Couldn't tell if she was making it up. She picked on the archdiocese multiple times. Unfortunately, this was a waste of good vacation time.
Knowledgeable and colourful tour guide. Only regret we got rain, but can't control that.
Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the cemetery. She also had great fun facts about the old and new. I highly recommend this!
Wonderful, detailed tour. Really enjoyed the tour guide. Some political comments made in the beginning were a bit odd to hear, but overall she was pleasant and passionate.
Everywhere you look there is another tour. Ghost tours, cemetery tours, carriage tours...etc. I thought this was one of the best. Very reliable tour guide. Seems like everywhere we turned someone knew her. Very experienced company. I highly recommend them.
The group was small and the guide dressed the part. Lots of great information was given.