This post provides details for our St. Louis Cemetery #1 walking tours, including where and when they start, sites that we visit or see, and other related content.
NOTE: St. Louis Cemetery #1 is currently closed to all tour companies indefinitely. We have set up a new tour at the equally wonderful St. Louis Cemetery #3. Learn more about this tour here.
- Tour Description
- Meeting Point + Schedule
- Guide to the Cemetery
- More Tour Options
- Our Other City Tours
- Things to Do in NOLA
St. Louis #1, 'The City of the Dead', is located just blocks away from the French Quarter, whose raucous streets are filled with life all hours of the day.
Made famous worldwide in the 1969 movie Easy Rider, it is the oldest active cemetery in New Orleans - founded in the late 18th century.
The cemetery contains a labyrinth of tombs, unique to most in the U.S., which hold the remains of some of the city's important historical figures, including, as legend would have it, Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau.
Join us, Free Tours by Foot, on our St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour, as we enter the world beyond and gain a true New Orleans experience.
Get ready to be wowed by the resting places of New Orleans' dead, and living (Nicolas Cage already has a tomb) and uncover a unique side of Creole Culture.
Be sure to check out our guide to New Orleans cemeteries.
Sights, people, and topics we cover on the tour:
- Homer Plessy's tomb
- Mayor Dutch Morial tomb
- Marie Laveau and Voodoo
- Iconic "Oven" Wall Vaults
- Civil Rights in New Orleans
- Learn about jazz funerals
- The Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb (Easy Rider Tomb)
- Bernard de Mandeville de Marigny
- Benjamin Latrobe Marker
- Musson Family Tomb
- Daniel Clark/Myra Clark Gaines tomb
- The Musicians Tomb
Check out our post on things to See in St. Louis Cemetery #1 to learn more.
When: View our full tour calendar.
Where: The tour starts and ends at DejaVu Restaurant at 400 Dauphine Street.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: Pay-what-you-wish. $2 cemetery preservation fee required (see above). Groups of 6-9 must prepay $12/person.