St Louis Cemetery #1 Tour

The Oldest Cemetery with the Best New Orleans Stories!

  • Beverages can be purchased at the meeting spot.
  • It is also wise to carry an umbrella for protection from rain or sun!
  • Wear sensible shoes! The paths between the tombs are uneven and unpaved in places and there are puddles after a rain.

The Oldest Cemetery in New Orleans!

Established in 1789 in what was then the swampy outskirts of the city, St. Louis Cemetery #1 is the oldest extant cemetery in New Orleans. In a city known for beautiful above-ground cemeteries, this is where it all started. Centuries-old neglected tombs crumble beside beautifully restored ones, and saints and angels are revered alongside voodoo queens, politicians, fallen soldiers, eccentric millionaires, civil rights pioneers, and the enslaved.

Follow your Lucky Bean tour guide from the bustling Rampart Street corridor into the maze of tombs, and hear the stories of the fascinating characters who sleep permanently in this treasured site. Be sure to bring your camera, as unparalleled photo opportunities abound.