Baron Samedi's Cities of the Dead
St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour
Our journey begins at the esoteric St. Peter Cemetery, the city's hidden and oldest burial site. After learning about the St. Peter Cemetery, follow one of our expert historians through one of the most visited cemeteries in the country. At nearly 230 years old, St Louis Cemetery #1 is still actively in use. On this walk, we discover how the city's early settlers managed to fit tens of thousands of bodies in one city block.
Guest get a chance to visit the famous tomb of Marie Laveau, the city's most adored Voodoo Priestess, and the final resting places of New Orleans' most important historical figures. Although you can visit most cemeteries in the city for free, St Louis #1 must be visited with a guide and is a truly one of a kind experience.