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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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An interesting, peaceful walk

NOLA is know for their above the ground cemeteries. This cemetery is well kept with wide asphalt walkways. There are multiple people buried in each mausoleum, and the entire... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Wellington, Florida

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Wellington, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

NOLA is know for their above the ground cemeteries. This cemetery is well kept with wide asphalt walkways. There are multiple people buried in each mausoleum, and the entire procedure is extremely interesting. I preferred this cemetery over Lafayette.

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Enjoyed our quick walk through this cemetery on the grey line city tour. Very well kept up and interesting to see lots buried together in same tomb.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We enjoyed walking thru and reading the names and dates. My wife said at times it can feel creepy but I think all ages would enjoy.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I had really been looking forward to our guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, and I wasn’t disappointed. The ornate tombs lining the streets of this “City of the Dead” are even more impressive when seen up close and personal. It was even fascinating to see the humble, unadorned tombs along the wall that hold the remains of... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Love the dedication and devotion displayed on these mausoleums with many people buried together. Very interesting how the bodies deteriorate and must wait 1 year and 1 day for another burial due to decomposition and they don't want same anniversary date for each body. The wall of vaults where poor folks are buried was not as elegant as the tombs.... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 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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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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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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Address: 3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Fairgrounds

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