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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

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Address: 3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA
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This cemetery was built on a former graveyard for lepers.

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Classic New Orleans Cemetery

If you visit New Orleans, one of its unique features is the architecture of its cemeteries. This one, about a mile from the French Quarter and close to City Park and the Art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ElaineAndGreg
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Chesterland, Ohio

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Chesterland, Ohio
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474 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit New Orleans, one of its unique features is the architecture of its cemeteries. This one, about a mile from the French Quarter and close to City Park and the Art Museum, is considered one of the best examples. The competition of sorts are St. Louis No. 1 (practically next to the quarter, but has limited times and... More 

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Seminole, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This was a stop on our city tour. It was very interesting to learn how the people of New Orleans bury their dead. Lots of history here. I would recommend a cemetery tour to everyone who visits New Orleans.

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Thank Diane C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This isn't the most famous one in NOLA (St. Louis cemetery #1 is where you'll find voodoo queen Marie Laveau's crypt, and the pyramid tomb actor Nicholas Cage had built), but it's a good example of the typical crypt above-ground cemeteries there. You can also go in on your own (St. Lous cemetery #1 you need to be with a... More 

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Thank 3RedDoxies
Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Interesting to see how dead people must be kept in New Orleans. Good information from a good guide. Great monuments and crypts

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Thank PFadum
waterloo iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

It does get very hot during the tour so going early in the day or when it is overcast is recommended. There are almost to many tours going through at once and the few famous tombs can be hard to view with the crowds.

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Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Great visit and a tour guide is very helpful. Very interesting history of how a cemetery works in NOLA. Processing of the crypt to hold multiple family members is very cool. Must see! Do this as part of a guided city tour.

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Thank Treasure1969
Murphys, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a stunning and peaceful cemetery and the above-ground crypts and monuments are beautiful and very well maintained. I enjoy walking through this serene resting place during my annual visits to NO and have found that some of my most memorable photos have been taken here.

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Thank Christine Too
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If you want to see a New Orleans cemetery and you're in or near the French Quarter, this is the place I'd go. St Louis #1 is nice, but a lot smaller, very crowded, and restricted to being part of a tour. #3 is two blocks inland from #1, three times larger, just as interesting visually, and speaking as a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit away from the hustle & bustle of the French Quarter. We took a guided tour of the cemetery, which included stories about famous New Orleans families and the history of the graves and tombs.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great to walk around in the day,Very rare to find a Cemetery with such Beauty and history. Several movies filmed here

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