Site Investigation Report

Names & Aliases
Saint Louis Cemetery #1 (Primary)
425 Basin St. New Orleans, LA Primary
Type: cemetery   Use: Current   Period: none defined   Style: none defined   Dates (from/to): 1789 - open   Related Features: Wall, Perimeter
Property Ownership
Filed Under
cultural groups

Investigator's Field Report

General Description
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest and most famous burial ground in New Orleans. It is located on the north side of Basin Street, one block beyond the inland border of the French Quarter.

The renowned Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is believed to be interred in the Glapion family crypt.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of New Orleans, which owns and manages this cemetery, closed it to the general public in 2015, because of the rise in vandalism. Access is now possible only through guided tour.

Case File Contents

Images, Books, Documents & Other Media
Podcast Episode 4: The Tomb of the Voodoo Queen (Sound, is referred to in / refers to)

Cross-References to Related Investigations

Related Sites
Marie Laveau's House (Site/Landscape, is related to)
The Glapion Family Tomb (Object, is contained within / contains)
Congo Square (Site/Landscape, is related to)
Related Historical Events
Related Persons of Interest
Marie Laveau (Individual, is related to)