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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Cemetery, Spiritual Center, and Monument / Landmark · French Quarter
501 Basin St (btwn St. Louis & Conti), New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
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    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

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    Stephen L.
    "There are a number of other interesting tombs as well."(11 Tips)
    Manithda A.
    "Look for the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau!"(10 Tips)
    The Criterion Collection
    "also home to the bones of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau."(3 Tips)
    Michael Z.
    "... trip!!!! Check out Nicolas Cage's horrible addition to this beautiful..."(4 Tips)
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  • Anamaria H.

    You can't get in without a tour guide. Take a tour with Save Our Cemeteries - it's a nonprofit that works on restoring the cemetery!

    Anamaria Hernandez · 1 week ago
  • Courtney U.

    It's sad that you need a tour guide to get in now thanks to people desecrating the tombs. Still worth it but you do not get to see the full cemetery now. Glad I was there last October.

    Courtney Ulmer · 3 weeks ago
  • Marcin S.

    Disappointed. Cemetery was in bad condition. Nothing special.

    Marcin S · October 29
  • Alessandro F.

    Is not possible to visit it in a rush. I understand faster is the guide more he/she earns but not this way.

    Alessandro Fantato · October 8
  • Denette

    Nic Cage has a spot here. See the voo doo queen. Fascinating!

    Denette · September 28
  • Jessica d.

    You can only get in with a registered tour guide.

    Jessica de Martine · September 15
  • Priya T.

    We walk everywhere, walked here on a hot day only to be told that we had to be part of am organised Christian group only to go inside. We walked away :-(

    Priya Tungrus · August 28
  • Laura W.

    Take the tour!

    Laura Wilson · July 13
  • Tanya R.

    As of March 1 2015, you need a tour guide to enter.

    Tanya Roberts · March 2
  • Tina J.

    Starting March 2015, you'll have to get on a walking tour to get inside and see around.

    Tina Jain · February 28
  • Rory P.

    Make sure you check out the Nicholas Cage pyramid plot

    Rory Parness · February 20
  • Dom W.

    Nicolas Cage's tomb is here...look out for the white marble pyramid

    Dom Wong · January 5
  • Jill O.

    See where a voodoo preistess is buried. You can also see where Nicholas Cages future resting place

    Jill Ogletree · December 26, 2014
  • Kelsey A.

    Try and get a tour from Save Our Cemeteries at the Basin St. Station. Visit the REAL tomb of the voodo queen, not the one marked in x and see Nicolas Cage's giant pyramid.

    Kelsey Anderson · November 28, 2014
  • Nadezhda O.

    Take a walking tour from French quarter, not the ones offered at the entrance. You will get a lot more interesting info about the city

    Nadezhda Ovcharenko · November 13, 2014
  • Stephen L.

    Go pay homage to Homer Plessy, plaintiff in the US Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson. There are a number of other interesting tombs as well.

    Stephen Legault · November 2, 2014
  • Ali G.

    Spooky!! Don't have any idea why some of the tombs has X marks on them.

    Ali Gokce · September 23, 2014
  • Lindsey N.

    Closed today... :-(

    Lindsey Noble · September 14, 2014
  • Manithda A.

    Look for the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau! You have to!

    Manithda Anou · August 17, 2014
  • Becky C.

    Bought the 3-1 witches brew tour for $12 a person and was pleasantly surprised. Cindy was a great guide. Interesting history.

    Becky Cain · July 30, 2014
  • Wendy A.

    Jeffrey at Strange True Tours is a really interesting guide!!! Love his behind the scenes tour of the cemetery!

    Wendy Anderson · July 1, 2014
  • Bill S.

    View from within

    Bill Staney · May 24, 2014
  • Daniya T.

    Do the Save Our Cemeteries guided tour ($20) or buy their excellent guide ($5) and support preservation of this place. Marie Laveau is said to be buried here. A magnetic place. I felt safe.

    Daniya Tamendarova · March 8, 2014
  • Josh L.

    A famous NOLA oddity--the above ground burial plot. STL #1 is the oldest of the three here, and is rumoured to be where Nicholas Cage will be buried upon his demise.

    Josh Labove · January 23, 2014
  • Jody R.

    Apparently they shut it down at noon on Martin Luther King day. I found this out at about 11:55a when they said, 'Last call! Locking the gate!', with no prior warnings. Its a very interesting walk.

    Jody Rozas · January 20, 2014
  • Jeremy F.

    If you're going to visit, it's worth the $20 per person for a tour by the Save Our Cemeteries organization. You'll learn things you wouldn't otherwise and support the preservation of the cemeteries.

    Jeremy Fajman · December 27, 2013

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  • Debi C.

    Stop writing on the crypts with permanent markings

    Debi Curl · August 28, 2013
  • Sharky G.

    On Sunday you may get a personal your by the grace keeper. Please tip him well. He is very knowledgeable of the place

    Sharky Griffith · August 12, 2013
  • Rebecca Z.

    Feels like stepping into another world. Quiet and somber. Lovely.

    Rebecca Zickefoose · April 15, 2013
  • Michael Z.

    A must see on your trip!!!! Check out Nicolas Cage's horrible addition to this beautiful place.

    Michael Zickefoose · April 15, 2013
  • Gloria C.

    Founded in 1789, the cemetery is the oldest in the city; among those believed to be interred here is the Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.

    Gloria Chin · February 19, 2013
  • Cody Y.

    Oldest cemetery that is still in existence in the city. People buried their dead just outside of the Quarter for fear of Yellow Fever, which was rampant in the 18th century.

    Cody Yocom · February 17, 2013
  • Michelle P.

    Very cool, somewhat spooky cemetery. Be careful though, it's in a shady part of town and located right next to the projects.

    Michelle Pratt · February 7, 2013
  • Divine Prince T.

    No trip is complete without Congo Square Preservation Society and St. Louis Cemetery #1 with The Divine Prince, Congo Square Elegun and Guardian of the Flame Maroon Society Voodoo Chief

    Divine Prince Ty Emmecca · November 12, 2012
  • Alex M.

    Although a cemetery, this place is truly a unique site. Above ground mausoleums everywhere. It is gothic with a feeling of voodoo in the air.

    Alex Mizrahi · October 18, 2012
  • Stephen ..

    Persons marking on tombs, or any other edifice within the historic New Orleans cemeteries, may be subject to police action.

    Stephen . · June 28, 2012
  • Thomas W.

    French Quarter Phantoms offers a tour of the cemetery leaving from CC's on Decatur Street @ 11 am each day except 10 am on Sundays! A great value and a great time!

    Thomas Webb · March 22, 2012
  • Nancy T.

    You can mistake 3 different gravesites as Marie Laveau's, but there's only one with a "proper" plaque. Who knows which one is the right one.

    Nancy Tran · March 12, 2012
  • Nancy T.

    Is it disrespectful to bring drink to the cemetery?

    Nancy Tran · March 12, 2012
  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith

    Leaving offerings at voodoo queen Marie Laveau’s tomb, located in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (Basin St., between Conti and St. Louis streets).

  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith

    We love Paying respects at the city's aboveground cemeteries on All Saints Day (Nov. 1).

  • Dorian B.

    I believe that Ernie K Doe is buried near the left rear of the graveyard along with my friend and neighbor Lloyd Sensat in Anna Ross Twitchell's tomb of elegance. She shares with only the best!!!

    Dorian Bennett · January 13, 2012
  • Adam W.

    Bring a sharpie and an offering to Marie Laveau for 3 wishes

    Adam Wong · December 5, 2011
  • Ally M.

    Check out Nicolas Cage's giant, gaudy pyramid tomb. So outrageously out of place.

    Ally Millar · October 29, 2011
  • Dorian B.

    It is a must visit for history in New Orleans with Marie LeVeau and other notables filling these historic landmark vaults. Just cruise through the alley ways and picture the landed notables of city!

    Dorian Bennett · September 10, 2011
  • ルナ 山.

    I <3 this cemetery ^^ very nice. WATCH THIS!

    ルナ 山根 · August 22, 2011
  • E R.

    In the summer, go early and take sunscreen. The concrete makes it like an oven !

    E Rimland · June 27, 2011
  • The Criterion Collection

    The lost souls of Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider dropped some acid and encountered a few ghosts of their own in this New Orleans cemetery that's also home to the bones of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Read more

    The Criterion Collection · June 20, 2011
  • Natalie L.

    Find Dave the caretaker and take his tour. Tip him $5, totally worth it! He's funny, knows a lot, and very nice.

    Natalie La Mantia · April 25, 2011

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