New Orleans is known for having a lot of spooky spots that are all reportedly haunted. You can find a ticket booth for ghost tours all across the city since there are so many creepy places to discover. Arguably the most haunted spot in New Orleans is this cemetery built in the 1700s that currently holds over 700 burial tombs. Enter if you dare, for this place may be crawling with spirits!

Created in 1789, the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest cemetery in the city and is a wildly popular tourist site for those who love ghost hunting or for those who just enjoy strolling through the long rows of preserved history.

The St. Louis Cemetery is visited by more than 100,000 guests every year. Of those guests, many stop by to try to find the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. 

Laveau lived in the early 1800s and worked as a voodoo practitioner in New Orleans. Many have claimed to have seen the Voodoo Queen in the cemetery and there are even reports of people being scratched, grabbed and pushed down by her spirit.

You can expect to find bobby pins and other small trinkets surrounding her gravesite that were left as kind offerings for the Voodoo Queen.

There are many other spooky stories that come from those who visit the 18th-century cemetery, like those who spot Henry Vignes, a sailor who was never peacefully laid to rest.  

The cemetery is still an active gravesite, so you may come across families stopping by to visit their loved ones. It's always good to practice proper etiquette and respect the grounds that house those who are no longer with us.

A less frightening but just as entertaining fact about this cemetery is that Nicolas Cage's tomb lies inside.

Though Cage is still very much alive, he had a burial site picked out and a 9-ft-tall white pyramid built so that he'd be ready once his time came.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Price: $20

Address: 425 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 

Why You Need To Go: This spot is one of the most haunted places in New Orleans, with thousands of deceased lying under incredible tombs from the 18th and 19th centuries. 


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