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French Quarter Cemetery Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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Take a trip back in time as you peer through the gates of the area's oldest above ground cemetery and the burial site of notorious voodoo queen Marie Laveau, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Founded on the outskirts of town in 1789, this 8 block area would become the future home to the tombs and vaults of plantation owners, architects, pirates and even a world chess champion. Catch a glimpse of Nicolas Cage's mysterious Pyramid Tomb and learn about the history of New Orleans and its voodoo roots. Book your spot today.

Activity Highlights
  • Narrated French Quarter Cemetery Tour outside the gates of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • Visit the final resting place of the notorious Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau & other historical notables in these 18th - 19th century vaults
  • Learn the history of Voodoo & other New Orleans folklore
  • Great walking tour for everyone ages 6+

Duration: 1.5 Hrs.

What's Included
  • 1.5 Hour Guided French Quarter Cemetery Tour
What to bring
  • Weather & activity appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • $1.00 Cemetery Rehab Fee (cash)
  • Bottle of water
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • ID
Restrictions
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please refer to the most up to date CDC guidelines prior to your activity/trip date.
  • Please be aware that some of the terrain around the cemetery can be challenging to navigate with a wheelchair or stroller.
  • Certified service animals only. No pets or comfort animals permitted.
  • You will not be going inside the cemetery.
  • This tour is not handicap accessible.
Additional information
  • This tour departs rain or shine. However, in the event of inclement weather, vendor reserves the right to alter, modify, or reschedule any tours due to weather or unsafe conditions. If you cannot reschedule, you will be fully refunded.
  • There is an additional $1.00 per person collected on-site at check-in. This is a fee charged by the Archdiocese for their cemetery rehabilitation fund to restore broken tombs.
  • This tour involved a moderate amount of walking, so comfortable flat shoes are encouraged.
  • 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.
  • Gratuities are not included. Please tip your guides.
  • Restrooms are available throughout the city.
Location

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

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French Quarter Cemetery Tour

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French Quarter Cemetery Tour

about 4 months ago
Our guide was awesome! Loved him. I learned so much.
Maggie Phillips

Drunken history tour and Cemetery tour

about 4 months ago
We had the pleasure of being on both tours with Raffel. He was so knowledgeable about the city and so inviting to ask all the questions we may have. He really gave us the best experience on our trip and we can't wait to come back.
Rhonda Branch

Extremely knowledgeable local host

about 10 months ago
I ended up being the only person that showed for my tour so I got it solo and I found it fascinating the level of local insight my guide had. We talked about the cemeteries of course but then we went into the local “politics” and changes about the city from the Yellow Fever outbreaks until Katrina and Ida. I would not have been able to understand the city and neighborhoods we went through on my own without the insights of my guide Raf. This was well worth the money and time.
Andrew Ramsaran

Awesome tour guide RAFFLE

about 1 year ago
Raffle was awesome. Full of information and was patient and let use ask anything we wanted to. I would highly recommend Raffle for this event. Great guide!!!!!
Joleena Harrod
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