Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour
Free St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

St Louis Cemetery #1 and Lafayette Cemetery #1 are both closed indefinitely.

Free Cemetery Tours in New Orleans

Nola Tour Guy is proud to offer the only FREE! “pay what you feel” New Orleans cemetery tour. It is the best deal in the city!

Join us as we traverse Bayou St. John, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, as well as the mysterious city of the dead, St. Louis Cemetery #3. St Louis Cemetery #3 dates back to 1852 and is one of the best historic cemeteries that is still open to the public. This tour is riddled with unique architectures, histories and landscapes found nowhere else in the world.

We are excited to share this amazing part of New Orleans through our entertaining and comprehensive hour-long tour. Follow us back in history as we walk the city’s oldest road which houses the city’s most historic plantation house, as well as, the site of New Orleans’ largest Voodoo ritual conducted by Marie Laveau II.

We offer this New Orleans graveyard tour at 1pm, but we are also excited to share with you a FREE self-guided version of our NOLA cemetery tour if you can’t join us for our tour.

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This is still an active cemetery, please be respectful while visiting any cemetery.

St. Louis Cemetery #3 is three miles from The French Quarter

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What Cemeteries are open in 2021-2022

Two of the most famous Cemeteries in New Orleans, St Louis #1 and Lafayette #1 are closed to the general public. St Louis #1 is only open guided tours through one company ($25 a person last we checked) Lafayette #1 is for renovations. Want to find out what cemeteries are still open in 2021-2022 and are worth visiting? Check out our guide.

Why are New Orleans Cemeteries so famous to begin with? and why are people buried above ground in New Orleans?

Why are people buried above ground in New Orleans
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Guide to Bayou Saint John Neighborhood

Bayou Saint John is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, and there are so many things to do, including a historic St. Louis #3 cemetery, Water fun, historic mansions, outdoor art, celebrated southern food, and craft cocktails, to name a few. We think there’s lots of reasons to visit Bayou St. John but the main draw might be a visit to one of New Orleans’s famous cemeteries on the only free cemetery tour in the city.

Check out our guide on why you should check out this neighborhood

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St. Louis #3 Lacks shade, please plan accordingly.

Free Two Saints Cemetery Tour

Mark Twain famously referred to New Orleans cemeteries as “cities of the dead” and they are a must see for anyone visiting New Orleans. Nola Tour Guy offers Free Walking Tours of one of New Orleans oldest cemetery. St Louis #3 located in the beautiful Bayou St. John Neighborhood.

How can we offer this New Orleans graveyard tour for free? We are so sure you will love our NOLA cemetery tours you will gladly pay what you feel the tour is worth ($15-25 per person is suggested).Can’t make it to the 1pm tour? check out our: Free Self Guided Tour of St Louis #3 Free St Louis #3 Self Guided Cemetery Tour

Free Cemetery Tour Schedule
What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?
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Lucy Guilfoyle
Lucy Guilfoyle
22 November 2022
Very interesting tour
Aline Noizet
Aline Noizet
22 November 2022
I highly recommend taking this tour. Eric was great! Knowledgable, friendly and genuine, which is something I appreciated a lot, telling you things as they are. Not a commercial tour but a truly local one. And being part of a small group of 7 people is really enjoyable too. The tour took about 1h30 and it was full of insights. I took it towards the end of my trip so it helped me to fill the rest of my days with interesting activities, I wouldn't have known of otherwise.
Fred Marks
Fred Marks
19 November 2022
So thorough, excellent, educational, and, at appropriate times, quite humorous.
Anusha Chatterjee
Anusha Chatterjee
13 November 2022
We went on an excellent tour of the Garden District with David. David was knowledgeable, passionate, and very engaging. Loved learning about the interesting history of the district, architecture of the buildings, the veritable cast of rich eccentrics and how this all ties to New Orleans’ own unique history. I was hoping for a tour that was as entertaining as it was educational and this absolutely hit the mark! Would 100% recommend!
Ann Kastelen
Ann Kastelen
10 November 2022
Great tour! Very interesting and knowledgeable1
Anna Bordon
Anna Bordon
6 November 2022
We had a super time with David. Very knowledgeable and nice! He has an academic background in history and I liked how he told us the history, but also helped you think about different aspects of the same facts from diverse points of view. He also shared good tips for food and other places to visit. I would really recommend him for the French Quarter tour and also other ones.
Minna Wang
Minna Wang
5 November 2022
David was great! Very enthusiastic about New Orleans history and full of interesting facts. He also answered all of our questions and gave great recommendations on where to eat and other places to explore. Also love that you can pay him at the end based on how much you liked the tour. Highly recommend! New Orleans has so much interesting history.
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What is The Garden District Known For?
What is The Garden District Known For?
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Why book with Nola Tour Guy?

Nola Tour Guy focuses on the real history of our city and it’s cemeteries. We strive to demystify New Orleans. We don’t offer ghost or vampire tours because we believe the real story, the real history is far more fantasizing. Join us, You won’t be disappointed!.

About Nola Tour Guy

Nola Tour Guy is small tour company made up of guides who are passionate about sharing this history of New Orleans with visitors. We are proudly independent and locally owned.

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What is The Garden District Known For?
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Private Tours

Nola Tour Guy offers free Cemetery Tours in New Orleans, either alone or with a French Quarter or Garden District Tour, as Private Tours. Private tours are great for larger groups.

Are you planning an important corporate meeting, a family reunion, a wedding, or maybe just an intimate gathering of old friends? New Orleans is a great place to do that and a private historic walking tour can be a great way add to the trip: your guests will appreciate learning to the unique history, culture, architecture, and geography of New Orleans at your own pace.

Are you ready to explore some of the greatest stories that New Orleans has to offer? Book a New Orleans cemetery tour to explore the city with Nola Tour Guy. Visit us today to learn more about the city and make the most of your next visit to New Orleans.

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Our guide to Planning your Trip to New Orleans

Let us help you plan your trip to New Orleans. We are experts of all things New Orleans and we’ve been putting our knowledge together into a guide. This guide is a collection of articles that can act as a free trip planning guide giving you an idea of some of the best things to do, tours that are worth your time and money, places to see and where to eat. So check out our free trip planning guide.