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Saint Louis Cemetery Number One, New Orleans

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Contact: +1 504 482 5065
Open Hours: M-Sa 9a-3p, Su 9a-noon
Located on the boundary of the French Quarter, Saint Louis Cemetery Number One is the oldest cemetery in the city. The above ground burial practices are typical of swampy New Orleans, where early settlers soon discovered that coffins buried in the ground would float to the surface after a hard rain. There are many ornate family tombs and vaults, but for safety reasons you are encouraged to visit these attractions with a tour group.