St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

Tomb of Marie Laveau

Tomb of Marie Laveau

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Established in 1789, it is located 8 blocks from the Mississippi River just outside of the French Quarter. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent Creole families and it is divided up into sections for Catholics, non-Catholics and Negros.

Back of a colourful tomb

Back of a colourful tomb

Over the years, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 became a very popular tourist attraction. Daily guided tours are available daily. The renowned Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is believed to be interred in the Glapion family crypt.

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