New Orleans, LA > Cemetery Tours
06/03/2020 ~ 06/09/2020

Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour by NOLA Ghost Riders

 New Orleans, LA
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Take a trip back in time and visit New Orleans' oldest above ground cemetery. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 was founded in 1789. Due to unique environmental circumstances and century-old Catholic tradition, standard below ground burials could no longer take place, and the first St. Louis Cemetery was born. An 8 block area in what used to be the uninhabitable outskirts of town, is now home to the tombs of plantation owners, architects, pirates, a chess champion, a voodoo queen, and Nicolas Cage.

Activity Highlights
  • Narrated walking tour
  • Learn about New Orleans voodoo history and folklore
  • Access to the restricted St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • See the tombs of New Orleans' legends and the tomb owned by actor Nicolas Cage

Duration: 1.5 hr

What's Included
  • Expert guide
  • Access to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate clothes
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • $1.00 Cemetery Rehab Fee
  • Bottle of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • This tour is not handicap accessible.
Additional information
  • This tour involved a moderate amount of walking, so comfortable flat shoes are highly encouraged.
  • Please be aware that some of the terrains in the cemetery can be challenging to navigate with a wheelchair or stroller.
  • This tour departs rain or shine.
  • Only licensed service dogs are allowed on this tour, per the Archdiocese.
  • This tour is appropriate for people of all ages.
  • Children are allowed on this tour with a paid ticket.
  • There is an additional $1.00 per person due at check-in. This is a fee charged by the Archdiocese for their cemetery rehabilitation fund to restore broken tombs.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • The starting location is within walking distance to most major hotels in downtown New Orleans.
  • This location does not offer free parking. There are various paid parking lots within 2-blocks of the starting location.
Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the guide calls off the tour due to weather, the tour may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.


940 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour by NOLA Ghost Riders

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Trish was awesome

about 7 months ago
We were lucky that our group was only four people so we felt very catered to, and Trish was a wealth of information and explained to us the history of New Orleans and much much more. I was skeptical at first picking this your, but I was very pleased with it.
Steven R

Great tour

about 10 months ago
The tour was awesome, our guide was great and very knowledgeable, she made sure we got to see everything and showed us a great time.
Eric M


about 11 months ago
Our guide was amazing. Even though it was very hot. She made it fun and very educational. I will be back and I would recommend this to anyone.
Chauntia H

Great tour

about 1 year ago
Had a wonderful tour. Trisha was fun and knowledgable. We were very pleased. Thank you.
Michele F