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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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Walking Dead

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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 77 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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Tampa, Florida
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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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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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Address: Address: 3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Fairgrounds

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