This 2 hour New Orleans movie and cemetery tour will meet-up at the corner of St Louis and Basin Streets, on the side of the visitor center. Your tour guide will provide compelling information regarding the filming of movies such as shows NCIS New Orleans, The Originals, American Horror Story, JFK, Pelican Brief, Runaway Jury and Double Jeopardy on this tour.
After an introduction from your knowledgeable movie tour guide, the group will head over to the St Louis Cemetery # 1 which has many pop-culture referenced and historic tombs that have been featured in movies, TV and music videos.
You will see the tombs of voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, serial murderer Madam LaLaurie, Easy Rider tomb and the unoccupied pyramid tomb that actor Nick Cage has waiting for himself. Your guide will give you an overview of New Orleans burial practices and folklore as you visit each tomb and/or film site.
Although the Archdiocese forbid filming in St. Louis Cemetery #1 since 1969/1970, after the Easy Rider embarrassment, the New Kids on the Block managed to film the hide and seek tag scenes for their music video, You Got the Right Stuff, inside the cemetery in 1988. You will see locations where The Right Stuff as well as where the opening scene for The Cincinnati Kid were filmed.
Start Location and Time
Start Time: 10am and 1pm
St Louis Cemetery Tour Meet-Up Location
Rear - Basin Street Visitor Center
1201 St Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(at the Corner of Basin Street and St Louis Street
Meet-up is BEHIND the Basin Street Visitor Center on the sidewalk. Please do not enter the building. Wait for the tour guide to meet you in the shaded area AWAY from the back door entrance.
Please arrive 15 minutes early,
9:45am, for check-in.
This is directly across the street from St Louis Cemetery 1.
End-Up Location and Time
End Time: Appx 11:30am
Louis Armstrong Park aka Congo Square
701 N Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Corner of St Peter and N Rampart St
Featured Locations on Tour
- Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau tomb
- Nicolas Cage's pyramid mausoleum
- Madame LaLaurie's tomb
- Congo Square
- Easy Rider tomb
On March 1, 2015, the New Orleans Archdiocese enacted a new policy for all tourists and visitors to enter St. Louis Cemetery #1. You may only enter the St. Louis Cemetery #1 with a licensed tour guide registered with the New Orleans Archdiocese office.
New Orleans Film Tours LLC is registered with the New Orleans Archdiocese.
Advance Reservation Required
Our tour prices are based on per person. In other words, we charge for every applicable traveler.
We try to keep our tour to 15 people.
Tours walk Monday- Saturday. There are no tours on Sundays
$25 Adult (Ages17-64)
$15 Young Adult (Age 6-12)
Free Infants and Children (0-5)
Payment Types Accepted
Cash - MasterCard - Visa - American Express
This is a walking tour.
Bring water for tours on hot days.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
You may want to bring an umbrella on hot days for shade.
Arrive at least 15-20 minutes before tour starts for check-in.
Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
No animals, except for service animals only based on the ADA guidelines.
Dress in weather appropriate clothing . Dress code is pretty much casual.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. A moderate amount of walking is involved.
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour may not be suitable for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
If your you or you are with someone in a wheelchair, our guide will do their best to direct the tour through an area that is easy to navigate.