St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour
St. Louis #1, ‘The City of the Dead’, is just blocks away form the French Quarter, whose raucous streets are filled with life all hours of the day. Made famous worldwide in the 1969 movie Easy Rider, it is the oldest active cemetery in New Orleans – founded in the late 18th century. The cemetery contains a labyrinth of tombs, unique to most in the U.S., which hold the remains of some of the city’s important historical figures, including, as legend would have it, Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau.
Join Free Tours by Foot on our St. Louis Cemetery #1 tour, as we enter the world beyond and gain a true New Orleans experience. Get ready to be wowed by the resting places of New Orleans’ dead, and living (Nicolas Cage already has a tomb) and uncover a unique side of Creole Culture.
Sights, people and topics we cover on the tour:
* Homer Plessy’s tomb
* Mayor Dutch Morial tomb
* Marie Laveau and Voodoo
* Iconic “Oven” Wall Vaults
* Civil Rights in New Orleans
* Learn about jazz funerals
* The Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb (Easy Rider Tomb)
* Bernard de Mandeville de Marigny
* Benjamin Latrobe Marker
* Musson Family Tomb
* Daniel Clark/Myra Clark Gaines tomb
* The Musicians Tomb