St Louis Cemetery #1 Tour

The Oldest Cemetery with the Best New Orleans Stories!

Quick Details

  • This is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans, established in 1789.
  • Explore this New Orleans treasure with someone who loves the cemetery and its stories.
  • We keep our groups small, so we are able to answer more questions and find more great pictures!
  • Learn also about the surrounding neighborhood, steeped in New Orleans history and culture.

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.