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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 turns out.

Anne Rice once staged her own funeral at Lafayette Cemetery, where her vampire, Lestat, broods through his unlife in the Garden District at Prytania & Washington.

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