Established in 1789 just outside of the French Quarter, the city’s oldest cemetery has more than 50,000 residents in this ‘city of the dead’.
The tour will meet at Armstrong Park and walk through Congo Square on the way to the cemetery. Along the way, your guide will give enlightening background on our city’s early burials and unique funeral customs. At the Graveyard you will travel the labyrinth of old and new tombs in the Crescent City’s most famous cemetery!
St. Louis Cemetery #1
The St. Louis Cemetery Number One includes a tomb featured in the movie Easy Rider and is the future resting place of Nicholas Cage. The cemetery’s most notable residents include:
Homer Plessy, one of the nation’s earliest Civil Rights Leader
Marie Laveau, Infamous/Legendary Queen of Voodoo
Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, Statesman, gambler, duelist and an all around colorful Creole.
Saint Louis Cemetery is owned and managed by the New Orleans Catholic Archdiocese.
The tour will meet and depart from the main gates to Armstrong Park: 801 North Rampart Street.
1.5 Hour Walking Tour
3/4 of a Mile Walking Distance
Adults: $18; Military: $14; Child: $10
Private Tour Buyout: $120 for up to 10 People (Call to Book private groups of more than 10)
Reservations are required
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Subjects will include:
- Code Noir
- Yellow Fever
- Jazz Funerals
- Tomb Architecture/Styles/Types
Summer Heat Advisory
Temperatures in the cemetery during the summer can be extremely brutal. If it is 90° outside, it is likely over 100° inside. By noon, there will be no shade available, except what you bring with you. Please consider your physical limitations when choosing a time.
We strongly recommend choosing one of our morning tours.