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Legends and Superstitions

Legends and Superstitions

The greatest mystery has always been what happens when we die. Early misconceptions regarding illness and death led to numerous superstitions regarding death and what lies beyond the veil.

Unlike our daily cemetery tour which is focused on the historical and practical reasons for New Orleans unique cemeteries, the Legends and Superstitions Tour will take guests through the cemetery to dig deep into local legends regarding the cemetery’s most famous inhabitants.


Legends and Superstitions

Explore the St. Louis Cemetery #1 at dusk to hear local legends of its famous residents. This tour is only offered once a month! The cemetery’s most notable residents include:

Cassandra Van Pradles, a victim of the infamous pirate, Jean Lafitte
Marie Laveau, Infamous/Legendary Queen of Voodoo
Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, Statesman, gambler, duelist and an all around colorful Creole.
Nicholas Cage, Yes, the actor. He has a grave here.

Saint Louis Cemetery is owned and managed by the New Orleans Catholic Archdiocese.

Tour Details
The tour will meet and depart from the main gates to Armstrong Park: 801 North Rampart Street.
2 Hour Walking Tour
3/4 of a Mile Walking Distance
$40 & $50 Per Person
Private Tour Buyout: $480 ($600) for up to 15 People (A 20% Discount)
Reservations are required

Tour Time:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Subjects will include:

  • Voodoo Rituals
  • Funeral Customs & Burial Practices
  • Yellow Fever and Disease
  • The Legend of Marie Laveau

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