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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

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Neighbourhood: Fairgrounds
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Address: 3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA

This cemetery was built on a former graveyard for lepers.

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This was one of the stops on our 3 hour guided tour of New Orleans. We have been to other New Orleans cemeteries on other trips but each one is different. It was interesting to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Levon M
Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the stops on our 3 hour guided tour of New Orleans. We have been to other New Orleans cemeteries on other trips but each one is different. It was interesting to hear our guide's discussion of how people are "buried" in New Orleans. He told a few good stories but mainly showed us the different types... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This cemetery is one of the few remaining in New Orleans that you can enter without being on a tour. A few years ago, due to vandalism, many such cemeteries were closed to tourists. This one offers a vast array of gravestones and mausoleums. The cemetery itself was established in 1854 and it is easy to see that many of... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My only previous experience was the movie Double Jeopardy on NOLA cemetery's. It really was neat to behold. You can almost feel the history within those walls.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wow! A fascinating place to visit and see the "City of the Dead". The history and process of taking care of their loved ones is evidenced by the ornate architecture and intriguing stories. A definite visit, especially if you like cemeteries.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I just love the old cemeteries of NOLA! I try to stop in at one every time I go and this was one I had not been to in yet. The cemetery is fairly easy to find, it is not far from the fair grounds and also the NOLA Museum of Arts A word of caution, avoid the cemeteries at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting Visit and time today. Perhaps as it is a graveyard not a place for children but beautiful in its own way.

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Sinclairville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stopped here as part of our city tour. Very interesting place to visit. Was interesting to see how the dead is laid to rest. I found the tombs in the walls of these "Cities of the Dead" interesting. Walk around and read the names and dates fir the family tombs. Many generations resting in the same place.

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St louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

One of the stops was this place. Learned a lot about how they bury dead people here in this part of the state. A nice part of the sightseeing tour. 👍😎

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I really wanted to see the St Louis Cemetery #1 but due to some vandalism it was closed to the public when we were there. This was a really good substitute. Our tour guide explained the purpose of the above-ground crypts and also told us about the smaller single crypts stacked 4 high along the edge of the cemetery. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

New Orleans has lots of historic cemeteries dotted all over the city, St Louis #3 is so well kept. Beautifully maintained and very popular with tour bus charters. The tombs are very beautiful, some are unique. Great start to your day before the heat sets in.

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