People tend to check in during these times:
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!
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.
Disappointed. Cemetery was in bad condition. Nothing special.
Is not possible to visit it in a rush. I understand faster is the guide more he/she earns but not this way.
Nic Cage has a spot here. See the voo doo queen. Fascinating!
You can only get in with a registered tour guide.
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 :-(
Take the tour!
As of March 1 2015, you need a tour guide to enter.
Starting March 2015, you'll have to get on a walking tour to get inside and see around.
Make sure you check out the Nicholas Cage pyramid plot
Nicolas Cage's tomb is here...look out for the white marble pyramid
See where a voodoo preistess is buried. You can also see where Nicholas Cages future resting place
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.
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
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.
Spooky!! Don't have any idea why some of the tombs has X marks on them.
Closed today... :-(
Look for the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau! You have to!
Bought the 3-1 witches brew tour for $12 a person and was pleasantly surprised. Cindy was a great guide. Interesting history.
Jeffrey at Strange True Tours is a really interesting guide!!! Love his behind the scenes tour of the cemetery!
View from within
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.
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.
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.
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.
Haunted New Orleans Cemeteries "Cities Of The Dead" Tour by DJ Sugar Daddy http://youtu.be/hwkCPIvatPc
Stop writing on the crypts with permanent markings
On Sunday you may get a personal your by the grace keeper. Please tip him well. He is very knowledgeable of the place
Feels like stepping into another world. Quiet and somber. Lovely.
A must see on your trip!!!! Check out Nicolas Cage's horrible addition to this beautiful place.
Founded in 1789, the cemetery is the oldest in the city; among those believed to be interred here is the Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.
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.
Very cool, somewhat spooky cemetery. Be careful though, it's in a shady part of town and located right next to the projects.
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
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.
Persons marking on tombs, or any other edifice within the historic New Orleans cemeteries, may be subject to police action.
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!
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.
Is it disrespectful to bring drink to the cemetery?
Leaving offerings at voodoo queen Marie Laveau’s tomb, located in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (Basin St., between Conti and St. Louis streets).
We love Paying respects at the city's aboveground cemeteries on All Saints Day (Nov. 1).
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!!!
Bring a sharpie and an offering to Marie Laveau for 3 wishes
Check out Nicolas Cage's giant, gaudy pyramid tomb. So outrageously out of place.
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!
I <3 this cemetery ^^ very nice. WATCH THIS!
In the summer, go early and take sunscreen. The concrete makes it like an oven !
Find Dave the caretaker and take his tour. Tip him $5, totally worth it! He's funny, knows a lot, and very nice.