St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Established in 1788, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 has become a must-see destination for hordes of visitors. But you can't go on your own; a licensed, professional guide is required. So Ask Arthur to take you through on a small group tour or private tour. You'll learn the real story of this world-famous city of the dead, nothing made up. 

  • Small group tours daily at 9, 10, 11AM, and 1PM

  • Private tours to your schedule.

  • Meet: Backatown Coffee House, 301 Basin Street (one block from cemetery)

  • Highlights: Unique architecture, fascinating burial customs and Afro-Catholic spiritual practices, famous and infamous residents -- Voudou priestess Marie Laveau, civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy, chess wizard Paul Morphy, and actor Nicholas Cage...well not yet, anyway.

  • $40 adults; $30 seniors, students, active military; kids under 12, free

Special Offer: Ask Arthur about extending your St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 tour to include St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, the city's second oldest graveyard. It's a short walk away and just as fascinating, especially for hardcore cemetery buffs. E-mail