EVERY TOMB TELLS A STORY: ST. LOUIS CEMETERY #1 HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS
A Private Small Group Tour
10:30am and 2:30pm Daily
In The World Of Covid-19
To minimize risk and provide the safest and best possible tour experience, The Savvy Native has moved from individual tour bookings to Private Small Group Tours. Our tours are now available only to “familiar groups” of 1-4 guests or 5-8 guests. No mixed bookings. To keep our guides working we have priced our tours at cost. We greatly appreciate your patronage during this “new normal” and look forward to meeting you…
The same great guides. The same great tours.
👍👍👍👍👍 TripAdvisor Review“Danielle was our guide and she was fantastic! Knowledgeable & native to NOLA she taught us a lot about NOLA history. She’s also a GREAT storyteller! Highly recommend. (Note a tour guide is required for this cemetery. Costs $20 and aids in cemetery preservation.)”
LIVED LIVES LOCKED IN HISTORY ABOVE GROUND
Take a walk with us among the bones of the dead in St. Louis Cemetery #1. Discover the grave sites of New Orleans’ famous like Paul Morphy, the world’s greatest chess player, Marie Laveaux, The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, living Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage and many, many, others . . .
ABOVE GROUND TOMBS AND VAULTS
Find out why, as New Orleans grew, a way to bury large numbers of people had to be found. Learn about our unique burial customs and what led to the evolution of New Orleans’ Cities of the Dead?
Due to acts of vandalism and tomb desecration entrance to the St. Louis Cemetery #1 has been restricted by the Church. You can’t visit the Cemetery on your own, you must enter with a Licensed New Orleans Tour Guide authorized by the New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries. The Savvy Native is a Registered Tour Operator for the New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries.
Meet us at Backatown Coffee, 301 Basin Street – the starting point for your St. Louis Cemetery #1 Historical Tour. You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time and map. Thank You!
MEET ONE OF OUR GUIDES
(Pictured Above: Regine poses near Butcher’s Hall at the statue of Jacques the Butcher, a French Market merchant of the 19th century.)
As a German native and journalist by training, I covered New Orleans and the American South extensively for German Public Radio. My tours focus on what makes New Orleans so unique and so different from the rest of the world. I am a licensed City of New Orleans Tour Guide, a member of the Tour Guide Association of Greater New Orleans and a Friends of the Cabildo Certified Tour Guide.
The Savvy Native is a group of experienced local tour guides who were either born in New Orleans or wish they had been.