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Address: 1725 St. Roch Ave, At N. Derbigny, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504/945-5961
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Theres a small room just off the altar at St. Roch (who was the patron...

Theres a small room just off the altar at St. Roch (who was the patron saint of plague victims) where supplicants leave their part or piece thats been healed, supposedly by the saint. Theres a bizarre collection of such items as eyeballs, crutches, false limbs and organs.

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This cemetery holds a lot of fascinating story and relics

I come to New Orleans often and I come here every time. I love this small cemetery. The room full of notes and replicas of the body parts needed healing is sad really. Who knew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TheaTravelJourneys
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to New Orleans often and I come here every time. I love this small cemetery. The room full of notes and replicas of the body parts needed healing is sad really. Who knew that one day I would leave something for someone here. I've also met one of the guardians of this place during one of the most... More 

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Thank TheaTravelJourneys
Kansas City MO
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

While the larger cemeteries in New Orleans are certainly interesting and beautiful, this smaller site is easily accessible and charming in a very different way. The highlight is the small chapel and its collection of ex votos: polio braces, glass eyes, dental plates, handwritten notes and other meaningful objects left by the faithful. Some may find this display a bit... More 

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Thank Brian G
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Visited this place the day before Halloween. It is off the wall and absurd! Quite macabre in it's presentation. Dedicated to St. Roch, patron saint of healing against the plague and in this case during the Louisiana yellow fever epidemic. Located off the beaten path in a quiet little area about 10 minutes outside of the French Quarter, yet close... More 

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Thank VAMPLIFIED
Brockton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very well kept, despite recent vandalism. The Chapel and room full of "gigts" and notes to Saint Roch is heartwrenching and a little creepy. The Station of the Cross were interesting as well as all of the individual graves. Great for photographer.

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Thank 60Gene
Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went to this cemetery on a cool, rainy day. We took the Riverfront trolley from near the convention center to the French Market stop to shorten our hike, but it was still a decent walk, probably another 20 minutes from the French Market. If you walk, just be aware that the neighborhood is very different from the French Quarter.... More 

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Thank Elizabeth R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I have lived in NOLA for 30 years and this is my favorite cemetary---many tombs, stations of the cross, and two chapels. I have never had any trouble in this neighborhood but one must be alert to the surroundings.

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Thank Lagniappe4
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

This was the cemetery we stopped out while on our city tour. It isn't well known like some of the other cemeteries, but it was still amazing to see! The above ground tombs/cemetery was something I was very much looking forward to see while in New Orleans.

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1 Thank HeidiPK
Cape May, New Jersey
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146 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

If you like strolling through scenic interesting cemeteries, add this to your list. A great way to spend a few hours relaxing!

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Indianapolis
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773 reviews
331 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

This is a small cemetary with a great history. A quick view of New Orleans cemetaries. The older crypts are particularly interesting.

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Thank TransplantedBuckeye
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

This is a wonderful cematary - I have visited many times. It is a located eleven blocks from Esplanade Avenue, which divides the French Quarter and the Faubourg Marigny. The grounds and chapel are open every day from 7am - 3pm. St Roch - has a collection of interesting curios left by supplicants. St Roch Avenue itself is a shady... More 

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