United States Louisiana New Orleans

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

A historic 18th-century graveyard in New Orleans known for above-ground vaults and the reputed resting place of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

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Located in the heart of the Treme neighborhood, just outside the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is New Orleans' oldest and most famous resting place, established in 1789. Visitors to this venerable city of the dead can explore tightly packed aisles of above-ground vaults and tombs, including the reputed final resting place of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. As part of a neighborhood guide, a visit to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is a captivating experience for those interested in the unique burial customs, history, and haunted lore of New Orleans.

seeker 5 months ago

If you’re looking for an iconic cemetery, you can miss the St. Louis cemeteries — book a tour to admire the amazing architecture and stained glass mausoleums.

theblondeabroad 4 years ago

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guides

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    seeker (Seeker Editors)
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