St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Explore New Orleans’ oldest burial ground and hear tales of the famous – and infamous residents – at rest in this ancient maze of above-ground tombs.

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: Our most recommended tours and activities

Voodoo Queen Tour of New Orleans

1. Voodoo Queen Tour of New Orleans

Marie Laveau is arguably one of the most famous people that lived in New Orleans. This tour is all about her life and what made her so fascinating. While walking with your tour guide through the French Quarter you will get to see where her childhood home was, visit the birthplace of Jazz, and get an understanding of the Code Noir. There will be an opportunity to go into an authentic voodoo store, see a voodoo temple, and dispel popular myths about the religion of Voodoo. Many people don't understand that Voodoo is still practiced today and Marie Laveau started it all. If you want to learn the truth about Voodoo this is the tour for you.

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What people are saying about St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,462 reviews

Thorn was a great guide and super entertaining and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the history. I wish we could have seen some of the famous graves, but apparently tour guides can no longer talk about certain famous graves because of an ongoing lawsuit. That needs to be in the description of the tour.

Drew was an awesome tour guide and person. Lots of knowledge and personality he definitely made the tour unique. He was easy to talk to and more than happy to answer any questions the group had. You could tell he was passionate because he'd be able to answer the questions well and fully.

It was amazing and filled with so much history. The cemeteries were beautiful even in distress.

The tour was great! Drew was a fantastic guide and I learned so much from him. Highly recommend

My wife and I were fortunate to have a tour to ourselves. Our guide Thorn was excellent.