Witness how history and culture are reflected in the use of architectural styles including Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic, Georgian, Swiss Chalet, and Queen Anne. View celebrity homes and experience the amazing above ground Lafayette Cemetery…
ST. LOUIS #1 CEMETERY / VOODOO TOUR
Stroll through the past and present of this fascinating city in St. Louis Cemetery #1 (established 1789) with Robert Florence, author of “New Orleans Cemeteries” and “City of the Dead” and New Orleans’ top-rated guides. This burial ground vividly reveals every aspect of New Orleans history. Aboveground burial and remarkable architectural features create an unforgettable experience.
From chess champion Paul Morphy to civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy, hear the humorous, tragic and inspiring stories of several legendary New Orleanians. Learn what this legendary burial ground means to the living, such as actor Nicolas Cage and his pyramid, along with the New Orleans Musicians Tomb, administered by Historic New Orleans Tours’ Robert Florence, who provides free burial for musicians. See many compelling grave sites, including the notorious “Easy Rider” film location and the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau.
Using Marie Laveau’s tomb as a point of departure, venture into the mysteries of Voodoo, exploring its realities and myths. Learn about the ancient West African religious basis and the crossovers with Roman Catholicism in slave-holding colonies.
Walking tour sites include Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the former site of Storyville, Congo Square / Louis Armstrong park, the site of Marie Laveau’s home, and more. Part of the tour proceeds go to St. Louis Cemetery #1 maintenance.
Ready to experience this world renowned cemetery? Reserve your spot on our Cemetery / Voodoo tour today.
WHAT TO BRING
- Please remember to wear comfortable shoes
- Umbrella for the sun or rain
ROYAL STREET CAFE BEIGNET
334 Royal Street between Bienville & Conti
Next to the Police Station