Due to COVID-19 temporarily closing the cemetery, we’re not offering this tour these next two weeks.
For a historic New Orleans experience, you can choose the Glamorous Garden District tour:


Visit our Oldest and Most Famous Cemetery!

Monique Giving Cemetery Tour

St. Louis Cemetery #1 Traditions Tour

St Louis #1 Cemetery Tour

Tours Daily: 10:00am

Ages 13–64: $30.00 each
Ages 65+: $25.00 each
Kids 6-12: $15.00
5 and under: Free

New Orleans’ Cemeteries offer more than beautifully ornate tombs- they are steeped in history. Created in 1789, St. Louis Cemetery #1 has stood for more than two hundred years, and within its maze lies the monuments of stories of New Orleans most famous- and infamous- residents.

At St. Louis Cemetery #1 you will see the tombs of New Orleans notables Marie Laveau, Homer Plessy, and even the empty tomb of Nick Cage. No one should leave New Orleans without visiting one of our “cities of the dead.” 

But it’s more than just the dead- on this tour you will learn the about the burial customs, traditions, and people that made New Orleans what it is today. Take a walk with us through New Orleans history seen through the eyes of those that have left us.

NOTE: You can not enter St Louis number one without a guided tour. The cemetery is closed to the public.

  • Tour is designed to be 1.5 hours, but can run up to 2 hours.
  • Check in is 15 minutes prior to start.
  • For everyone’s courtesy, tours leave on time.
  • Your tour guide will contact via text before tour to help you locate them.

Extra Information

  • Tour ends outside the cemetery gate and your guide will help with directions to your next destination.
  • No restrooms are located in the cemetery. 
  • New Orleans weather changes drastically. Umbrellas are good for rain and shade on hot days.
  • Comfy shoes should be worn will be standing and walking for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • Water is great to bring, but you definitely want water on warmer days. The cemetery is warmer inside.

Ages 13–64: $30.00 each
Ages 65+: $25.00 each
Kids 6-12: $15.00
5 and under: Free


St Louis #1 Cemetery Tour

Starting Location

On Corner of Rampart St and Toulouse St

Meet up location St Louis Cemetery Tour

Picture of Starting Location

600 Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112