Cemeteries in New Orleans

Cemeteries in New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Cemeteries

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  • W D
    Boston, MA21 contributions
    My wife and I visited St. Louis Cemetery No 1 during a recent stay in the city. Earlier, we had learned that Lafayette Cemetery No 1 is temporarily closed for repairs so decided to visit the oldest cemetery in the city. You cannot walk through unguided so we paid the fee and joined a small tour group of about a dozen people. The most important aspect of a successful tour is a great tour guide, and our guide, Denise, was a good storyteller, and she was knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. We had a wonderful tour, and our guide had everything to do with it.
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • dragonflyfrisbee
    Duluth, MN320 contributions
    Great cemetery lots of history. Peaceful lots of old plots wish it was better taken care of in places. We were here March 2018 but the review never posted
    Written October 17, 2021
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  • pboogie2001
    Moreno Valley, CA4 contributions
    I know you’re thinking, visiting a cemetery but the history and the thought of family history is beautiful. Interesting reading about how they worded the headstones unlike today. Take a walk I think you’d find it very gratifying.
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • Dewayne P
    Elizabethtown, KY1,585 contributions
    There really is not much here, but it is a fitting tribute to those whose lives were impacted or lost from the tragic event. Parking is available a short walk and there is an old cemetery next door that you can take in when you visit.
    Written November 16, 2021
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  • missy
    Seneca, SC1 contribution
    We had a great time and learned so much! She is very knowledgeable and very easy to listen too . She had a book with pictures to go with her stories which was a nice added touch. Would 100% recommend .
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,898 contributions
    We visited the cemetery and found it a bit depressing and overall sad. It feels like most people have been forgotten about, which is sad.
    Written February 15, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,898 contributions
    This cemetery is off Route 10 and truly runes for miles. It is simply huge. It’s about 3 miles from downtown New Orleans and on the way to the airport.
    Written February 11, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,898 contributions
    Interesting cemetery and not like most others in New Orleans as the bodies here are buried underground. There are a lot of war vets buried here.
    Written February 13, 2022
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  • Sharon_zz
    Spain5,326 contributions
    Our friends started their own "Cemetery Tour", and we joined them in the "Garden District" cemetery. I had an Idea, to try and find the Jewish cemetery. With a little help from "Google" and "Waze" navigator, we arrived at the most beautiful cemetery. Usually there is nothing to see at a Jewish cemetery, only a simple grave stone. That's because the 2nd commandment from the "10 Commands" of the bible: "Do not make any Idol". As the famous phrase say :"when in Rome act like the Romans",same is also said for New Orleans. Here in 1860, when they founded this cemetery, the Jewish started to make some beautiful grave stones. Nowadays the cemetery has 3 lots. The first one was in use till 1896, and you can see in it the influence of New Orleans's grave stone ornaments. From the stones we saw that a lot of Jews were born in France, The Netherlands and Germany. The grave stone that I liked best was the one of Harriette Levi, who died at the age of 44. Her image is engraved on the column gravestone.
    Written October 9, 2013
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,898 contributions
    New Orleans has many cemeteries and most including this one are above ground due to the flooding. This particular cemetery is where many of the Irish are buried. Its worth a visit.
    Written February 20, 2022
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