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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

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

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Amazing--But Have the Experience as Part of a Tour

Tours of New Orleans are not that expensive and there is nothing like the information you can gain from a good guide. This was certainly the case with this site. Our guide led us... read more

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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tours of New Orleans are not that expensive and there is nothing like the information you can gain from a good guide. This was certainly the case with this site. Our guide led us to several locations in the cemetery where he related information you probably would not have found in any tour brochure--including the manner by which one burial... More 

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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting this cemetery was part of a city tour. I was intrigued by how many family members were buried in the same crypt. Some were very old and others were very beautiful and definitely modern in the embellishments. I could have spent a lot more time here just wandering around.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

This was one of the stops on our 3 hour guided tour of New Orleans. We have been to other New Orleans cemeteries on other trips but each one is different. It was interesting to hear our guide's discussion of how people are "buried" in New Orleans. He told a few good stories but mainly showed us the different types... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This cemetery is one of the few remaining in New Orleans that you can enter without being on a tour. A few years ago, due to vandalism, many such cemeteries were closed to tourists. This one offers a vast array of gravestones and mausoleums. The cemetery itself was established in 1854 and it is easy to see that many of... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

My only previous experience was the movie Double Jeopardy on NOLA cemetery's. It really was neat to behold. You can almost feel the history within those walls.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Wow! A fascinating place to visit and see the "City of the Dead". The history and process of taking care of their loved ones is evidenced by the ornate architecture and intriguing stories. A definite visit, especially if you like cemeteries.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I just love the old cemeteries of NOLA! I try to stop in at one every time I go and this was one I had not been to in yet. The cemetery is fairly easy to find, it is not far from the fair grounds and also the NOLA Museum of Arts A word of caution, avoid the cemeteries at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Interesting Visit and time today. Perhaps as it is a graveyard not a place for children but beautiful in its own way.

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Sinclairville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Stopped here as part of our city tour. Very interesting place to visit. Was interesting to see how the dead is laid to rest. I found the tombs in the walls of these "Cities of the Dead" interesting. Walk around and read the names and dates fir the family tombs. Many generations resting in the same place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

One of the stops was this place. Learned a lot about how they bury dead people here in this part of the state. A nice part of the sightseeing tour. 👍😎

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