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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

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

Walked through the St. Louis Cemetery No.3 while in NOLA. Took some great pictures of the landmarks and statues. It's full of history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Walked through the St. Louis Cemetery No.3 while in NOLA. Took some great pictures of the landmarks and statues. It's full of history.

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Winter Haven
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is not the oldest cemetery in New Orleans but it is clean and well maintained It is amazing seeing all the tall tombs with all the names of the people in them. I was curious how they all fitted, it turns out the top part is made of brick and reaches temperatures of 250 degrees which over a year... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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187 reviews 187 reviews
85 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

This was one of our stops on our city tour. Our tour guide explained the way the death ritual works. I never would have guessed. Interesting and disturbing at the same time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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154 reviews 154 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this cemetery with a tour guide who explained the history and how it works, even today. I would recommend reading about it before visiting. It's hard to imagine families today chipping in for a vault -- but they still do. Sad but most interesting were the stacked vaults used by those with less money. There are beautiful... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place was unbelievable! We walked all over the cemetary reading the tomb stones. it was very well kept and we ran into a ground keeper that was so nice and freindly even though it was close to closing he still offered assistance in finding a famil grave site.

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Tampa, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
62 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Just like all the other impressive cemeteries in NO, definitely stop and check this one out. The Hellenic Society Tomb is worth checking out.

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Springville, Utah
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132 reviews 132 reviews
38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This particular cemetery seems to be a favorite of the tour-bus drivers. The key here is to get the history before you visit - understand the why of above ground burial, the family burial concept, the rules and regulations, the reason for the temporary tombs, etc etc etc. With that, stop and take a walk. The cemetery(s) are one of... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Everything in NOLA costs big bucks, so check out this unique and interesting above-ground cemetery. Then, afterwards, there are some superb restaurants nearby, where you can go back to draining your pocketbook.

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Virginiaq
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Well maintained cemetery, nice neighborhood, visit via Grey Line tour so you get some explanation of how the burials are done and why.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My cousin and I were on a tour and this was our 2nd stop. We really enjoyed the history of the cemetery and the explanations about burials in New Orleans. The tombs were gorgeous. I would love to have had more time to spend here. Definitely worth the visit.

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