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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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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."
"...for the newly renovated tomb of the most famous voodoo queen Marie Laveau."
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Pyra-Danny V
a month 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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Sarah Abendschein
3 months 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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Wil Kenny
2 months 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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bb Hurton
5 months ago
I would love to visot this one day, especially to see Marie Leveua
Regmar Hanemann
3 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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Brad L
a month ago
Have visited this place in the past and it was a great experience then, but the new tour-guide policy has ruined it. Plenty of guides hanging around the entrance ready to charge you an insane amount of money. Seems really shady now.
Scott Bernard
6 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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Kris Rafferty
5 months ago
Cool. Depressing, but cool.