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“History Visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of St Louis Cemetery No 2

St Louis Cemetery No 2
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New Orleans' City of the Dead No. 1 Cemetery Tour
Ranked #125 of 339 things to do in New Orleans
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 entombed here is Andre Cailloux (1825-1863), African-American Union hero and martyr of the American Civil War. The cemetery received minor flooding during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and its tombs seemed virtually untouched by the storm when the water went down, aside from the brownish waterline visible on all structures that were flooded. There are many notable citizens of 19th and 20th century New Orleans laid to rest here. These include the Venerable Mother Henriette DeLille, who is a candidate for sainthood by the Catholic Church.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“History Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

St Louis Cemetery 1 or 2 is a must stop on a trip to NOLA. So we stopped at No. 2 (remember to check the Cemetery hours before you go) Well the unique and OLD burial sights are a sight to see. I would like to have a tour guide next time, as we did this one on our own. So interesting!

Visited April 2014
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Tombstone, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“I thought it would have been bigger.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

I thought it would have been bigger..... Movies make these New Orleans cemeteries look gargantuan. when you get there it is just a collection of old half broken down crypts and people everywhere... So much for rest in piece I guess....

I'm not sure why people rave about this place so much....

Visited March 2014
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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

We visit the cemetery every time we go to NOLA and never feel like we are doing the same old thing. It is a very interesting journey through the crypts and years. Educate yourself about the cemetery beforehand.

Visited February 2014
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Lucerne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“my favorite thing about New Orleans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We are cemetery enthusiasts and this one - specifically St. Louis #2 - is on our favs list. The neighborhood is a little daunting but we've been three times and never had a problem - both times there were two or three other families having a look about. This time we saw quite a few crypts with busted walls and bones, false teeth, clothing visible. Kind of chilling. If you like Pere LaChaise or Recoleta and havent been here yet then it's a perfect fit. Maybe 5 minute walk from St. Louis #1.

Visited October 2013
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La Habra, CA,United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Amazing!! very hot so I would suggest to do the tourist thing during Oct-May. Its just really neat to see how the cemetery was made. would have loved to see how a funeral was.

Visited July 2013
Thank Heather R
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