I've been here twice and always enjoy it. The grounds are kept nice and there are some of the most unique tombs here. You won't be disappointed.
New Orleans is a different animal and to fully appreciate how different you should see this cemetery. Taking a stroll through this city of the dead was amazingly soothing, it is simply beautiful. We originally went to see the Weeping Angel and were surprised to see sculptures that were even more interesting. I regret that we did not budget more... More
We had fun touring the cemetery and seeing all of the sights and learning about the above ground burials in N.O. It was very interesting.
A little further from the strip than some of the other cemeteries but worth a visit. Stands apart in terms of scale and maintenance- it seem the folks buried here had the cash! Quite hard to get to without a vehicle- I had to cut across the highway under a road junction from the end of the main streetcar up... More
Before I visited the cemetery I read up on the history and stories relating to it. The tombs are so varied and interesting, as are the designs and themes. I would recommend that you take your camera along because there are so many photo opportunities.
Have only been once and was pressed for time, so my tip is to take a good chunk of time out of your trip to visit. It could take upwards of several hours if you like to peruse cemeteries.
We had a wonderful time driving and walking through the cemetery. We received four maps from the office, each highlighting diff items. We really enjoyed all the types of monuments. Also enjoyed the Civil War history and the weeping angel.
We took a tour of the cemetery and heard some great stories like it was originally a racetrack. Some of the tombs are very pretty, and some of them are large enough that you could walk around inside (if you were allowed in).
This is the cemetery where you see the "grieving angel". Such a moving tribute--you can peek inside to see her through the glass. Also, this is where Louis Prima is--his site is adorned with another fantastic sculpture. Tough to find, but worth it. If you go to the main office they have a map that will help you locate both... More
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