Saint Louis Cemetery #1 is the oldest in New Orleans having been established in 1789. Burials are above the ground here due to the high water table in a city built below sea level.
The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau, is one several historic figures buried there.
Despite the closure of this cemetery to the public without a guided tour, evidence of ongoing voodoo rituals and vandalism markings are ongoing.
In 1969 Catholic Church was so upset about the filming of “Easy Rider” in this graveyard that no filming has been allowed here since.