St. Louis Cemetery #1 - Graveyard Shift
Marie Laveau spends her
afterlife at St. Louis Cemetery
#1 at St. Louis & Basin, just
outside the French Quarter.
Well over a century after
her death, people still believe
in the Voodoo queen's power.
Laveau's grave in the city's
oldest cemetery is regularly
marked with fresh gris-gris, a
charm or spell indicated by Xs.
If you want to test Marie's
power, visit her at St. Louis No. 1 on
Basin Street, just outside the
Quarter. Mark the tomb with XXX
in chalk or brick, rub the ground
three times with your foot, knock
three times (to wake the dead) and
make a wish.
Let us know how it
Anne Rice once staged her own
funeral at Lafayette Cemetery,
where her vampire, Lestat,
broods through his unlife in the
Garden District at Prytania &
Cemetery # 1