St. Louis Cemetery #1

St. Louis Cemetery. Here lies Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, Paul Morphy, the great chess genius, and Homer Plessy.

New Orleans is known for its unique cemeteries and burial customs. Our oldest cemetery is St. Louis #1, opened in 1789. In a relatively small space, thousands of entombments have taken place over the centuries. This was accomplished through our unusual method of burial and re-use of tombs. Within the walls of this 200+ year-old cemetery rest some of New Orleans' most famous residents. Among them are the tombs of the famous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau; Paul Morphy, the great chess genius; and Homer Plessy (of Plessy vs. Ferguson fame).

Our cemetery tour guides will show you the former location of STORYVILLE, the site of the filming of EASY RIDER, and MORE!

Tours depart daily @ 10 a.m and 1 p.m. (10 a.m. only on Sunday) from  441 Royal Street (In front of The Royal House Oyster Bar, at the corner of Royal and St. Louis). See map on Contact Us page.

Tour length: Approximately 2 hours
Tour cost: $25 for adults; $20 for students, military and seniors (60+)


All tours are $15 when reserved online.  Click here to reserve your tour now! Online reservations must be made 24 hrs in advance of tour.


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