Saint Louis Cemetery 1



NileGuide Expert Says:

If you go on the Le Monde Creole tour, they will take you to St. Louis Cemetery Number One, but if you want to spend more time there, or learn about the famous people who are buried in St. Louis Cemetery, take a tour of the cemetery itself.

Address:

3421 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

Neighborhood:

Outside the city

Contact:

tel: 504 482 5065
visit website

Hours:

Daily 9a-3p

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

Established in 1789 on the outer edge of the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery Number One is the most famous of all the "Cities of the Dead" in New Orleans. Take a tour or explore on your own the rows of sarcophagi and large society tombs. Marie Louveu, the famous Voodoo Queen, is buried there, and many visitors leave toys, flowers, and coins around her tomb. It is said that if you want to ask her for a favor, just knock on her tomb three times! St. Louis Cemetery is within walking distance of the French Quarter, but you can also take a carriage ride there from Jackson Square, and learn more history along the way.

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