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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA (Fairgrounds)
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Ranked #42 of 178 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: This cemetery was built on a former graveyard for lepers.

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Springville, Utah
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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nola
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

no matter what city my wife and i are visiting we always to manage to squeeze in a cemetary. we learn so much about a place when we go to their resting places. cemetaries in new orleans are unique so they're VERY worth making time to go see them. st louis #3 is not the oldest of the three st... More

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Charlottetown, PEI
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237 reviews 237 reviews
121 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Take time to visit the various types of plots at this cemetery. Statuary also lovely (see Mother Teresa statue near the entrance. Unfortunately we were on a city tour and our stop was too short.

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New York City, New York
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189 reviews 189 reviews
165 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I stopped at this cemetery while on a bus tour of the city for about fifteen minutes. Its not a huge place but you definitely need more than fifteen minutes to look around at all the impressive tombs and statues, some of which are much bigger than I would have expected. If going with kids, just remember it is a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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257 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is THE cemetery you want to see while in New Orleans. Of course, everyone only talks about Lafayette Cemetery as it is THE main cemetery in New Orleans, but in my opinion, this one is even better. The graves are all above ground like all of the other cemeteries in New Orleans due to the very high water table.... More

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Long Beach, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We ventured on this cemetery from a city tour. I think St. Louis Cemetery #1 was a little more exciting, but this one is beautiful too. A tour guide is a must because there is so much to learn about New Orleans cemeteries.

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Los Angeles
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Streetcar will drop you just a block away - it drops you right in front of CityPark (another great place to visit) then just walk to this cemetery. It's across the street from an elementary school so it's very safe. I went alone once and once with a girlfriend. Much larger than the Lafayette cemetery with some HUGE tombs... More

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