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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
300 Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We visit every trip to NOLA, and we come a lot. Go on your own so you wont be hurried. Spooky. Treme is attached to the cemetary so you can catch glympse of the hood, too. Do not take anything with you. only leave a...More

5  Thank pmuscarello
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Interesting, but disturbing. Full of trash....cans, food, human feces and toilet paper. I am guessing homeless people sleep in here at night even though it closes at 3? Lots of damage to tombs. As interesting as it was, it was disturbing. We weren't on a...More

5  Thank maggiesimmons1423
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an overcast day and the weather was great for a stroll through the cemetery. It is amazing to see all the tombs and gravesites. I always look for last names of people i know and I found a few this time. Im not...More

1  Thank nicehrladee
Reviewed 1 week ago

All reviews say to go to St Louis #1 but now it is $20 apiece to tour! Dont waste your money, this one is just a couple of blocks from #1 and is free and just as impressive! It is well looked after and in...More

Thank RaoulL904
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We chose this cemetery of the many available and was not disappointed. Very interesting for a couple of hours.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Me and my mom went to St. Louis Cemetery and there was a man at the gate with a sign that you had to pay $20 to go in. i was under the impression that i could go into the cemetery on a self-guided tour...More

Thank Jeanie L
Reviewed 1 May 2018

You don't need to pay for a tour to see this cemetery which is nice. But you walk near a not great of town to get there so go during the day. It was a interesting place to go but not as kept up as...More

2  Thank Christine R
Reviewed 1 March 2018

New Orleans is well-known for above-ground cemeteries because below-ground burials are not feasible due to the high groundwater level. St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 is still open to the public at no charge and during specific daily hours, whereas you have to book a tour...More

1  Thank wcs222
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This allowed for an amazing self guided tour of the above ground tombs. Truly historic and rich experience for our family. Unlike cemetery number one this is no charge to enter. The only difference is that it is self guided and less famous people are...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This is one of the smaller cemeteries. But worth the visit. Take a tour so they can explain everything to you. Interesting history. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

It is curious to see how the tombs are elevated due to the high water level but it is not very well preserved.

Thank luaester
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted somewhere to explore that was interesting, and ecomical and easy. The history of the St. Louis cemeteries is online and is very interesting. We spent about an hour just looking and photographing interesting architectural details. There are many graves that are in terrible...More

2  Thank Capt_Chris_Outside
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14 May 2016|
Response from Arthur S |
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.