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
St Louis Cemetery Tour Meet-Up Location
Rear - 1201 St Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
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.
End-Up Location and Time
Louis Armstrong Park aka Congo Square
701 N Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Please arrive 15 minutes early,
8:45am, for check-in.
End Location and Time
End Time: Appx 11:30am
1140 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(In between Ursulines Ave and Governor Nicholls St)
Featured Locations on Tour
- Location they dug up Madam LaLaurie's body
- Site where the witches, dressed in black, walk across the street and down the sidewalk. (You will get a chance to re-create this scene.)
- Historic home where interior, including bedroom, and exterior scenes were filmed.
- Entry St. Louis Cemetery 1 to see three (3) tombs, Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, pyramid mausoleum owned by Nicolas Cage, and Madame LaLaurie's tombs.
- Congo Square
- Site of Marie Laveau's former home.
- Historic home they filmed exterior scenes, Madam LaLaurie's parties and her sitting on bench, for American Horror Story.
- LaLaurie Mansion.
This tour only go inside the St. Louis Cemetery 1 to see three (3) tombs, Marie Laveau, Madame LaLaurie and pyramid mausoleum owned by Nicolas Cage. Cage once owned the LaLaurie mansion.
If you find a spot you want to go back to, you can always retrace your steps after the tour (and of course we can help you find it again!).
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
$35 Adult (Ages17-64)
$25 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.
Make sure you also visit the toilet before joining us as there are no free bathroom breaks on the tour. Most places will only let customers use the bathroom.
Children aren’t allowed into pubs and bars. Not even to use the bathroom.
This tour is not sponsored, affiliated or associated with the series, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation or FX. This is an independent, unofficial tour of public locations. This tour is not sponsored, affiliated, associated nor connected with, licensed or endorsed by, these shows or authors in any way, and does not include access to any official locations.