St louis cemetery 1 tour

On the national register of historic places, the roman catholic cemetery was established in 1789, and most of the graves and vaults are above ground. On march 1, 2015, a new policy was enacted for all tourists and visitors to enter saint louis cemetery no. This escorted tour takes visitors through one of the great cities of. Venture into new orleans past with a walking tour of the citys oldest cemetery saint louis no. The 10 best new orleans cemetery tours travel us news. Louis cemetary but also the history and architecture of the city. Saint louis cemetery number 1 in new orleans, louisiana. One hour saint louis cemetery number one walking tour 2020. Closed on mardi gras, thanksgiving and christmas day. Louis street in the heart of the french quarter at 710 st. Established by spanish royal decree on august 14th, 1789, st.

Here is a list of companies that offer cemetery tours. If you book with tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. Dont miss out on great deals for things to do on your trip to new orleans. New orleans isnt quite like any other american city, and a step into one of our aboveground cities of the dead provides an instant reminder. Fun french quarter walking tours led by master storytellers.

On march 1, 2015, a new policy was enacted for all tourists and visitors to enter st. Louis cemeteries in new orleans, but the oldest extant cemetery in the city is st. On our new orleans cemetery tours youll learn more than just the myths and ghostly accounts of historical figures like the voodoo queen, youll learn the truth behind the cemetery s most famous residents. Explore the elegant decay of an above ground cemetery as the focus of this tour is the sacred space of st. Photo courtesy of cemetery tour new orleans at basin st. Tour companies will show you whos who and explain the history and traditions. Take a walk with us among the bones of the dead in st. Louis cemetery consists of three cemeteries, and st. The storied site can only be visited with a licensed guide, so dont miss the chance to stroll down avenues lined with crumbling vaults and ornate statues that mark the remains of famous former residents like voodoo queen marie laveau. This one hour walking tour is offered for those short on time or do not wish to walk long distances tour is approximately one mile, but wish to see st. According to tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience st. The storied graveyardwhich can only be visited with a guideis the final.

Learn about the unique customs behind aboveground burials, absorb the eerie beauty of the grounds, and. In all, the new orleans catholic cemeteries total some 107 acres of sacred ground, much of it studded with morethanacenturyold, aboveground vaults and tombs that are counted among new orleans. New orleans cemetery tour explore the elegant decay of an aboveground cemetery on this new orleans walking tour. One hour saint louis cemetery number one walking tour. Unlock the secrets of new orleans oldest and most famous graveyard in a short amount of time on this tour of st.

Founded in 1789, this spanish era cemetery was the first of its kind in the city and used above ground. You can not enter st louis number one without a guided tour. Please note that under the new rules set by the archdiocese of new orleans, all visitors to st. Tours begin at 11am and 1pm monday through saturday and at 10am and 1pm. A guided tour is a must as its the only way to enter due to archdiocese rules. On our new orleans cemetery tours youll learn more than just the myths and ghostly accounts of historical figures like the voodoo queen, youll learn the truth behind the cemetery. Discover the grave sites of new orleans famous like paul morphy, the worlds. Tour the new orleans historic voodoo museum and st. Walk through the city of the dead and view the mausoleums and the tomb of voodoo queen marie laveau. Immerse yourself in history on our onehour experience of st. Dont wander and wonder, join us on our walking tour of st. Walk among elaborate family vaults and the tomb of voodoo priestess marie laveau, and learn about the citys aboveground. Step inside the walls of the oldest and most legendary burial ground in new orleans on a guided tour of st. Bring a raincoat for the rain bring an umbrella for the sun or rain.

We now visit this cemetery twice a day on our two cemeteries tour, but if you cant tour with us, please use this guide to explore this special, sacred place note. The cemetery contains a labyrinth of tombs, unique to most in the u. The focus of this cemetery tour is the sacred space of st. Each tour guide offers there own flair to the tour and teaches you alot about not only st. Most of the graves are aboveground vaults constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries. The storied site can only be visited with a licensed guide, so dont miss the chance to. Cemetery tours new orleans night tours french quarter phantoms. Louis cemetery number one includes a tomb featured in the movie easy rider and is the future resting place of nicholas cage. Our history cemeteries, new orleans catholic cemeteries.

Uncover the secrets of new orleans oldest and most famous graveyard on an official tour of st. Check out the best tours and activities to experience st. On the national register of historic places, the roman catholic cemetery. Enjoy this very special piece in new orleans history as you learn about our citys very unique burial process, see the famous oven vaults and family and society tombs, we also discuss the famous people buried in the cemetery. There are many notorious legends that will forever remain linked to the infamy of st. French quarter phantoms haunted cemetery tours new. I would gladly go on this tour again and plan to my next visit to the big easy if you are even considering this tour. The storied graveyardwhich can only be visited with a guideis the final resting place of many illustrious louisiana families and has been featured in hollywood films like easy rider. Louis cemetery number 1, new orleans oldest cemetery and site of the famous tomb of voodoo priestess marie laveau. During this walking tour, save time with a guide who knows the quickest routes around the big easy and brings the folklore and history of the city to life, all during. New orleans cemetery tours two chicks walking tours. Our newest tour is an hour long excursion into new orleans oldest cemetery st. Initial burials in the catholic section at the front of the cemetery appear to have taken place.

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