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Cypress Grove and Greenwood Cemeteries

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Cemeteries founded in the mid-1800s with some original tombs, including...

Cemeteries founded in the mid-1800s with some original tombs, including those made of iron.

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Just get the streetcar marked "cemeteries" and get off at the terminus. These places are really interesting and you can spend hours looking around. They are not creepy although... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just get the streetcar marked "cemeteries" and get off at the terminus. These places are really interesting and you can spend hours looking around. They are not creepy although I felt that taking photos was not quite the correct thing to do. Some real history here. Jus check on opening and closing times although, at a push, you can see... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Driving along the freeway, you can view the cemetery. We made plans to visit. The children were a bit apprehensive, but eventually got over it and began to listen to the rich history attached to the tombs and mausoleums. It was a good history lesson learning about the "Cities of the Dead" and why they have that name, but upon... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

We took a trolly car from downtown New Orleans to the end of the line, which was at Greenwood Cemetery. It looked interesting and we had nothing better to do, so we went in for a look. There were other tourists inside, but we didn't see any "tours of the cemetery" as such. We were content just to wander around... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

A small taste of a NOLA cemetery. You can drive slowly through the cemetery which was appealing. We had the place to ourselves on a Sunday morning so we could get out and check out the unique style of burial in the city. The tours you can take for the other cemeteries seemed like they were quite long and in... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Who puts cemeteries on their list of tourist stops? This girl! Typically they freak me out, but you can only go during the day in NOLA. It's definitely a site to see with the impressive mosoleums. We went to Greenwood first and it was nicer than the others that mainly looked less maintained. We chose not to do a cemetery... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

It was raining when we visited Cypress Grove, but it was still worth it. I think any of the cemeteries are going to offer an interesting experience.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

I've always wanted to see up close/in person how the city cemeteries are. There were headstones from the very early 1800s, and I wished I'd been on a walking tour so that I could have asked questions and learned more.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015

Took the red line trolley out here we ventured in to take a peek. Didn't see a lot of people here.... The structures not sure what they are called are really interesting. Some made of concrete and some of marble. Lots of really cool ones. Not sure how many people these hold but some had lots of names on them.... More 

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Kirkland, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a huge cemetery. We drove through to look at the history and mystique of the tombs and mausoleums. There were some that were in the 1800's.

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited both sides. While on Cypress Grove side noticed there was a Chinese Cemetery(if I am remembering correctly) inside,very interesting. A short walk away saw the Hurricane Katrina memorial, that was a highlight.

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