St. Louis Cemetery #1
St. Louis Cemetery #1 is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Here you will learn how disease and sanitation (and not water) dictated burial customs; Randy will take you through time as you learn the hows and whys of entombment, wall (a.k.a. "oven") vaults, visit above-ground tombs & below-ground graves, hear stories of yellow fever, supreme court cases, music - jazz AND classical, chess champions and voodoo queens.
Every Thursday, 10 am & 1 pm
Every Friday, 10 am & 1 pm
Every Saturday, 10 am & 1 pm
NOTE: AS OF MARCH 1, 2015 TOURISTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE CEMETERY UNACCOMPANIED BY A LICENSED TOUR GUIDE WHO IS CERTIFIED WITH THE ARCHDIOCESE. RANDY IS PROUD TO HAVE HIS ARCHDIOCESAN CERTIFICATION.
- It is advised that you wear a hat and have a bottle of water.
- The cemetery can be extremely hot and shade is at a premium. Bring comfortable walking shoes and be sure to watch your step.
- Due to the unsteady nature of our ground, our streets and sidewalks are extremely uneven.
25USD request this tour
This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.
- Thursday 08:00
- Friday 13:00
- Saturday 13:00
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