A fully narrated hour-long sightseeing tour around the oldest above ground cemetery in New Orleans. If you are short on time or the Cemetery is really all you want to see, then this is the tour for you. The cemetery tour is a great introduction to the colorful history of the greatest city in the American South. From the colonial period through the civil war and into modern times, New Orleans continues to dazzle and entertain visitors. Our expert storytellers bring history alive as you walk through the oldest of our" Cities of the Dead". See the tomb of famous civil rights activist Homer Plessy, Society tombs, family tombs and where the famed Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau is laid to rest. Allow the spirits of the long dead residents of New Orleans whisper their secrets to you as you walk between the tombs. St. Louis #1 Cemetery was founded in 1789 by the Spanish and is only available to the public by taking a tour due to heavy vandalism and the delicate nature of the centuries old burial ground. Join us for a hour that will leave a lasting impression and give you plenty of beautiful images to take home with you.
Time & Location
The hour long cemetery tour begins at 1026 Conti Street in front of the Norma Wallace apartments. We will walk to St. Louis Cemetery #1 and around it for 45 minutes or so and then end at the visitor center on Basin street. The tour begins at 9:30 am daily every day except weekends. Call for a same day reservation ( 504)710-6205 or reserve in advance with the button below, reservations required. Private tours, group rates and special times available by calling or emailing Ms CIndy directly.