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During our City Tour we stopped at St Louis Cemetery #3. It was newer and easier to see things. St Louis #1 is very crowded and in really bad shape. If you go, do it during the early morning because it gets really hot there.
What a lesson in culture to learn how death is handled, historically and today, in a place where in-ground burial is not possible. We recommend Tours by Steven. Our guide, Lauren, as an actual teacher, was knowledgeable and a great story-teller while maintaining the appropriate...More
A 1 hour guided tour of the cemetery. Saw Marie laveaus vault , the vault Nicholas Cage had built. Amazing architecture ,The guide was informative. We lucked out and it was a cool day. If very hot could be challenging.
We went to the cemetery 10/16/19, we didn’t realize it is a $20 fee and a forced guided tour, honestly if the guided tour had been informative it would have been great, however; it was terrible!! Our guide Carlo Gambino was awful!! He didn’t seem...More
No visit to New Orleans would be complete without a cemetery tour, and this is a solid choice. You can only visit with a guide, but you'll want one anyway to explain the uniquely New Orleans practice of burial. Make this part of your cultural...More
We did this walking tour and the group was about 12 of us, which was a great size. Big enough to have questions but not too many that we couldn't take pictures or find a place to stand without being able to hear the guide,...More
We walked to this area from our French Quarter hotel. There is so much history and worth taking the tour. It was quaint and so very interesting. The crypts and statues were fantastic. A must go when you visit the city, but be careful of...More
At the time we went (Oct 2017), you could go into the cemetery without a guide after paying an admission fee. The more recent answers indicate that policy has changed. Too bad, but when unsupervised people take advantage of... More
At the time we went (Oct 2017), you could go into the cemetery without a guide after paying an admission fee. The more recent answers indicate that policy has changed. Too bad, but when unsupervised people take advantage of a historic site and active cemetery to vandalize graves, that's the consequence.
We booked a carriage tour of historic New Orleans that had the option of visiting the St Louis No 1 as well, without paying an extra fee. That worked out great, and our carriage driver was extremely well versed in the cemetery. Because of our interest and questions, he spent more time with us in the cemetery than was usual. We gave him a generous tip.
I do recommend visiting the cemetery with a good guide. It will make for a rich and rewarding visit, and surprise you with what you will learn.
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There are several different companies that offers tours here. You would need to check with the tour operator that you were considering. There are some areas of the cemetery that are narrow and some places are uneven... More
There are several different companies that offers tours here. You would need to check with the tour operator that you were considering. There are some areas of the cemetery that are narrow and some places are uneven. However, I imagine the more experienced companies have been asked this before and they would know the best route through. You need to make reservations in advance (access is only granted as part of a tour due to vandalism), so ask this question before you book.