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St Louis Cemetery No 2: Tours & Tickets

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St. Louis No. 2 is located some three blocks back from St. Louis No. 1, bordering Claiborne Avenue. It was consecrated in 1823. A number of notable jazz and rhythm & blues musicians are buried here, including Danny Barker and Ernie K. Doe. Also...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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300 Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to this cemetery a few times. It's old, but the visits never get old. Very fascinating to look at the different tombs, the years of life and death on the tombs, and even looking around at the tombs that are partially sunk...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

We walked through this cemetery and found the grave sites very interesting. So many date back to the early 1800’s, very humbling. However it is sad to see so many crumbling and deteriorating. It seems mostly due to age and Mother Nature. Definitely a site...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

St Louis cemetery has been split up and all seem to be within walking distance of one another. Me and some friends were looking to pass some time and initially went to St Louis 1. We found you could only enter with a 20 dollar...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 April 2019

This cemetery is split into 3 parts. I didn't know much about it but was still nice to visit. Tombs are above ground and housed by more than one person. Nice to respect the one's who have moved on.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 17 March 2019

So much history here, and it is just around the corner from my aunts home. We visit often and many tours are offered here, but you can go on your own. But if you want to learn more on the history, take an organized tour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

If you enjoy visiting historic cemeteries, as my wife and I do, you can't help but be fascinated by the above-ground vaults and mausoleums in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in New Orleans. They are in sharp contrast to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 16 January 2019

St. Louis Cemetery #2 is one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans and is located adjacent to the French Quarter. It is typical of cemeteries in New Orleans, featuring ornate above ground burial vaults. This is an excellent place to take pictures and is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Worth the stop. It was cool to see the dates, or las thereof, on the stones. Some of them even include what they did in life.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rsilly11
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Make some time to visit one of the old cemeteries in the New Orleans area. This one is a great option to see all of the cool monuments that are great for photography. Please respect the monuments and graves and do not kiss or write...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DawgExplorer
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went around 12pm, plenty of free parking on the street. No charge to enter. Lots of very cool architecture. Revolutionary war veterans, ww1 and ww2 veterans. We only played our respects. Probably not the safest place, I surely wouldn't go after...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Caroleebo
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Yes. The cemetery is open to the public without a guide. But might want to consider hiring one to learn more about its history, architecture Nd residents.
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