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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
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425 Basin St New Orleans, LA 70112
425 Basin StreetUSLouisianaNew Orleans70112
(504) 596-3050saveourcemeteries.org
CemeteryToday 9AM–12PM
Sunday 9AM–12PMMonday 9AM–3PMTuesday 9AM–3PMWednesday 9AM–3PMThursday 9AM–3PMFriday 9AM–3PMSaturday 9AM–3PM
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Burial site of voodoo queen Marie Laveau & other historical notables in 18th- & 19th-century vaults.- Google
"This is one of the many old cemeteries in town."
"Tour guides have ruined this place."
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Friedrich Prinz
a month ago
I didnt liked it. It's very expensive, you can go in your own and it's is very crowded. The idea of making money out of a cemetery is just awfull. The other cemetery are free and as beautiful as this is. I give 2 stars because it is still a beautiful place.
Carter Madden
a month ago
Tour guide is needed to even get in. Period. Even with a guide you still have to pay to get in. Guard was rude as well. Plan ahead if you want to get in! Also any other cemetaries you go to are just as run down or vandalized, they just charge for this one because it has famous people and the Vodoo Witch.
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Mike Best
2 months ago
As of March, you are required to have a tour guide to enter. While this will cost you, the colorful stories about the cemetery make it worthwhile.
Regmar Hanemann
10 months ago
When you visit St. Louis No. 1 don't forget the equally interesting St. Louis No. 2, four blocks to the north. While Marie Leveau may appeal to those searching for the mystical, of far more importance historically is Dominique Youx, the famous pirate who is interred in St. Louis No. 2. My family has six generations of history in this city. In New Orleans our cemeteries are celebrations of the lives of people, not dour mystical resting places of the dead. We enjoy visiting our dead, and we enjoy knowing that we will remain in this wonderful city surrounded by our people after we die. The design and architecture of our cemeteries and our tombs reflect this as well as our strong Catholic tradition. You might also want to remember that immediately adjacent to this cemetery (on the left) is the 3 x 5 block area known as Storyville, the prostitution district that operated at the turn of the century in New Orleans. This is the area about which the film, "Pretty Baby" was made. After it was demolished during the first world war (The Secretary of War was concerned about the spread of venerael diseases among the troops.) a housing project was built upon the site and was used until Hurricane Katrina after which it was torn down. Please come visit us, enjoy our history, enjoy our monuments (like our cemeteries), but please be respectful, so that we and others after you may enjoy them as you have.
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Pyra-Danny V
8 months ago
By now the news has spread that you NEED to be part of a tour to enter this working cemetery—so be respectful of the deceased and find a respectful tour group. The contrast between the tombs is crazy. Some are dilapidated, vandalized, and falling apart while others are meticulously modern and clean (like Nicolas Cage’s future tomb). There’s something about the angles, modern meets history, and knowledge this is a burial place that makes almost everything here picturesque. Besides famous ‘residents’ there’s also lots of subtle art scattered around.
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Aaron Lifford
3 months ago
Must have a tour guide to enter, and they charge ridiculous prices. Go a couple blocks up the street to Saint Louis Cemetary Number 2 for free - it's equally as cool!
Marie Guzman
3 weeks ago
There will be a crowd. Interesting history. Beautiful. You cannot enter without a registered guide.
Sherri Grecco
4 months ago
Great experience, one of the best memories I will NEVER forget going to.