St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

The name of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is misleading, because the cemetery is in New Orleans and is one of three. Each section of the cemetery is divided by number; cemeteries one and two are on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. Cemetery number three sits on Esplanade Avenue near Bayou St. John. Its graves are more elaborate than the first two sections, and this area houses the remains of local celebrities like Paul Sarebresole. The historic burial spot is notable for its above-ground vaults and graves. While you might think this is because of the high water table, the practice actually began with French and Spanish burial traditions. Make St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 part of your personalized New Orleans itinerary using our New Orleans online trip builder .
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  • this cemetary is pure New Orleans history. Good location and can be completed in 1 hour.....easy enough to walk to from the French Quarter.  more »
  • First off, it costs money to enter, but worth it with a tour. I learned so much about the history of the cemetery, the different sections, structures and kinds of tombs. You get to see Marie Laveau's ...  more »
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  • Great place to visit. You need a tour guide, you can't just walk in. Not particularly accessible for those with mobility issues; my mom had to leave the tour about halfway through since she can't stand long. Something to think about if you travel with older or disabled people. We toured the cemetery with Luke from French Quarter Phantoms and had a great time!
  • So they do charge $20 for a tour of the place that was a bit disappointing but after taking the tour was glad I shelled out my hard earned cash. Denise was a great tour guide and I’m sure that has a lot to do with your experience. Ask questions and enjoy the history lesson!

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