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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) 596-3050
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"...for the newly renovated tomb of the most famous voodoo queen Marie Laveau."
"The couple tombs that have writing on with offerings is cool."
"...cemetary but *you cannot enter without a tour guide* as of March 1, 2015."
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Sarah Abendschein
3 weeks ago
Awesome cemetary but *you cannot enter without a tour guide* as of March 1, 2015. Nicholas Cage's future tomb is located inside as well as wealthy families and rich New Orleans historical residents. Also lookout for the newly renovated tomb of the most famous voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
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Madrina La Matriarch
2 months ago
We just visited this cemetary via our own self guided tour.* Great to finally get here to visit Marie Catherine Leveau only to learn there are 3 tombs where she is supposedly laid to rest. Oh, boy. Covered my bases - I visited all three to pay my respect to her. One tour guide said there was 6 feet of water during the flood. New tombs, old tombs, broken tombs, crumbling tombs - it was great to see them all. ** EFF 3/1/2015 ENTRY BY TOUR ONLY **
Wil Kenny
2 weeks ago
Be aware that you cannot enter without a tour guide due to vandalism starting March 1st 2015. I don't want anyone to be as disappointed as we were.
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Kris Rafferty
2 months ago
Cool. Depressing, but cool.
Regmar Hanemann
4 weeks 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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Scott Bernard
3 months ago
Well, it looks incredible. From the gate. Make sure to check the times though. Despite the website saying this was open 10-4 7 days a week it is not.
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bb Hurton
3 months ago
I would love to visot this one day, especially to see Marie Leveua
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Smokie Lee
2 years ago
There is no service, so that label is silly, but if you at all enjoy history and cemeteries, this is definitely a must see. Vandals have marked on some of the graves, and lots are in disrepair just due to lack of family to maintain and the city's lack of proper funds, but it's still gorgeous. Please think about donating to the Save Our Cemeteries organization so they can maintain these important pieces of cultural and personal history. And bring your camera.