We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Metairie Cemetery

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number:
+1 504-486-6331

This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a...

This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 757 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 486
  • 203
    Very good
  • 29
  • 0
  • 2
Beautiful place

May not seem a holiday visit place, but gives a good taste of the locality. It is a very large cemetery, there is also another two adjacent cemeteries. Some of the graves, or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

757 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 720: English reviews
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
265 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

May not seem a holiday visit place, but gives a good taste of the locality. It is a very large cemetery, there is also another two adjacent cemeteries. Some of the graves, or should they be called structures, are quite spectacular and generally the whole place is well tended. As to be expected, it is a very quiet, peaceful place... More 

Thank Annechad
Level Contributor
257 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Metairie Cemetery is a beautiful cemetery to walk or drive through. It is located right off the highway exit, but you do have to make a quick loop to get back to the entrance. If it's raining, then just stay in your car and drive through it. some of the cemetery lanes are paved and some are dirt.There are numerous... More 

2 Thank lithlith
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Easy to navigate, Metairie Cemetery is filled with intricate tombs of New Orleans notables. The statues, stained glass and engravings are like no other. This was one of our favorite places we visited when in New Orleans!

2 Thank RoadtriptheWorld
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Graves dated in 1700s Parents children infants in same grave. Possibly a plague. Ground cover with seashells

Thank lpierce5242
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

This tour is not worth paying for a tour, you can walk through it on your own. There are lots of people outside the entrance that say they will guide you for tips only, DO NOT do this, they are making up suff as they go.

3 Thank cambeth01
Level Contributor
200 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is worth a visit as are the many in NOLA.. it's a bit out of the center of town but we enjoyed our tour whch was part of an organized tour.

Thank rbwriter
Boulder, CO
Level Contributor
329 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

You can learn so much about the city by visiting its cemetery. This one is historic and full of nice surprises. The Angel in Grief is a wonderful sight - beware of the fact that it is in a locked tomb so you have to "peak in" to see it.

Thank elkabelka
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
201 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We spent some time finding the graves of famous citizens of NOLA. A very pleasant visit enjoying the history and view.

Thank skaszab2016
Woodinville, Washington
Level Contributor
346 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a little bit of trouble finding this place with GPS. We thought we were being directed to go in a circle because of a freeway entrance, but we did find this currently active cemetery . Well kept. New crypts currently being built. If we had seen it with a tour, we think we would have enjoyed it a... More 

Thank akittynamedtabitha
Level Contributor
142 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Our guide gave us a lot of information about the tombs, including the names of notable interments and the fact that above-ground crypts originated as a way of circumventing the problems inherent with having a high water table, but it might have been nicer to wander around without someone there to hamper our exploring. However, it's a beautifully kept cemetery,... More 

Thank ThePathLessTravelled

Travelers who viewed Metairie Cemetery also viewed


Been to Metairie Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Metairie Cemetery and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Metairie Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Lakeview

Neighborhood Profile
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
Explore this neighborhood