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St Louis Cemetery No 2: Tours & Tickets

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St. Louis No. 2 is located some three blocks back from St. Louis No. 1, bordering Claiborne Avenue. It was consecrated in 1823. A number of notable jazz and rhythm & blues musicians are buried here, including Danny Barker and Ernie K. Doe. Also...more
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300 Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112
+1 504-482-5065
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I have been to this cemetery a few times. It's old, but the visits never get old. Very fascinating to look at the different tombs, the years of life and death on the tombs, and even looking around at the tombs that are partially sunk into the earth. This one has no tour
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We walked through this cemetery and found the grave sites very interesting. So many date back to the early 1800’s, very humbling. However it is sad to see so many crumbling and deteriorating. It seems mostly due to age and Mother Nature. Definitely a site to see but please don’t
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St Louis cemetery has been split up and all seem to be within walking distance of one another. Me and some friends were looking to pass some time and initially went to St Louis 1. We found you could only enter with a 20 dollar guided tour. As we just wanted a quick stroll around
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This cemetery is split into 3 parts. I didn't know much about it but was still nice to visit. Tombs are above ground and housed by more than one person. Nice to respect the one's who have moved on.
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So much history here, and it is just around the corner from my aunts home. We visit often and many tours are offered here, but you can go on your own. But if you want to learn more on the history, take an organized tour from one of the companies.
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