St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is at Basin and St. Louis sts., just n. of the French Quarter. Save Our Cemeteries tours depart from the front entrance of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 411 N. Rampart St., across from the cemetery. The oldest and best known of the city's above-ground cemeteries opened in 1789. New Orleans' first African-American mayor, Ernest “Dutch” Morial, is interred here; the remains of voodoo queen Marie Laveau are said to rest in the Glapion family tomb.
Save Our Cemeteries' 1-hour day tours delve into the site's history and also provide insights about New Orleans settlers and city culture. A Tombs by Twilight tour also is offered the fourth Saturday of the month by advance reservation for adults ages 21+; phone ahead for details.
Note: The cemetery is not open to the general public; all visitors must be accompanied by a registered tour guide.
Guided tours are available.