This is a 60-90 minute tour of the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. You will be guided through the labyrinth of above ground tombs that are more than two centuries old by an experienced and licensed tour guide. You will visit the graves of voodoo queen Marie Laveau, see where the 1969 movie Easy Rider was filmed, and the future final resting place of actor Nicholas Cage.
The tour meets and departs from the main entrance of Armstrong Park, 801 N. Rampart St. A licensed tour guide will lead you through the park and Congo Square to learn about local early burial practices and unique customs. It is here that you will hear how Jazz music would play a crucial role in these customs. Next, your guide will take you past the site of one of the original cemeteries of New Orleans, St. Peter Cemetery.' You will hear why it was located here and the reason why the city closed it. Then, it is off to the main attraction, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.' Along the way, you will pass through the former red light district of Storyville, birthplace of Jazz music. Once you reach the graveyard, you will be taken to visit the voodoo queen Marie Laveau's tomb as well as numerous other notables from the city's past. You will'end the tour outside the Basin Street Visitors Center. This tour requires about one and a quarter miles of walking.