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Organised tours only allowed into historic New Orleans cemetery

St Louis No.1 cemetary, New Orleans which will only open to organised tours.
St Louis No.1 cemetary, New Orleans which will only open to organised tours. Image by Tory / CC BY 2.0

One of New Orleans’ most historic cemeteries and a top sight on the city’s tourist trail, will close to tourists who are not on organised tours. Several acts of vandalism at the cemetery have led to the decision, including an incident last year when the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau was covered in pink latex paint. The new regulation will come into effect on the first of March 2015. Read more: nola.com