St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Marie Laveau the Voodoo queen is buried here! Oldest surviving cemetery in New Orleans. Tour guide required by law.
St. Louis #1 is the oldest & most historic cemeteries in New Orleans. Many visitors seek out the tomb of Marie Laveau, NOLA's most famous Voodoo priestess. Keep in mind that visitors cannot access this cemetery without an official tour guide!
Founded in 1789, this cemetery is the oldest in New Orleans and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
“Grand, spired circa-1700s church with stained glass, a painted ceiling & an active congregation.”
““New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), the city’s oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911 with only nine works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the South.” -NOMA.org *While you are here, you can’t forget to visit the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.”
“Everything you want to see they have at City Park. You can see the wildlife on the Bayou, walk through the beautiful historic oak trees or enjoy a picnic. ”
“Go see all the history and enjoy all the local artists and performers that populate this age-old city square where New Orleans meets the river!”
“The Aquarium has a wonderful selection of activites and wonders for children and adults alike. My son took part in the penguin experience and the snorkeling experience. Both were incredibly special and unusual! See their website for pricing and sign up availability you will want to do that in advance. ”