New Orleans Cemeteries

Cemeteries in New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Cemeteries

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  • Travelling Pixie
    Adelaide, Australia940 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ritchie our tour guide was fantastic, very friendly, informative and his personal family connection to the cemetery was very special.
    You need to go to the yellow building next door to check in and meet your guide.
    I got a bit lost on the way and walking around the surrounding area was a little uncomfortable.
    Written July 13, 2024
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  • Michael O
    Lichfield, UK803 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The outside wall is intimidating enough but an almost mystical air haunts this place which has overtones of the great Parisian cemeteries like Pere Lachaise.. But there are more European overtones with German, Italian, French names as a result of the Yellow Fever epidemics. The marble family mausoleums are amazing! There are tours.
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • Depplep
    Florida1,778 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm a big fan of Anne Rice so I wanted to visit her grave while in town. The cemetery is surprisingly close to the French Quarter. It was just a 10 min ride by Uber. We found out later that you could also take the Canal St. cable car. You pass the cemetery on the way from the airport on your right. It's full of old oak trees and mausoleums, some very decorated with statues and angels. Anne is right by the canal straight up the path from the entrance at Avenue Bell and O. I give it a 4 as it's not a very restful place since I-10 runs right along side and it is very noisy. But it's a very nice afternoon to wander among the dead.
    Written March 21, 2024
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  • Jerra Boatner R
    Hattiesburg, MS11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took a group of 12 friends to SL#3 with Sally Asher as our guide. Learned so much and really enjoyed the visit. Everyone was impressed by her knowledge and she was patient with our many questions (we are not Catholic nor from NOLA). The history, meanings of the tombs and symbols used, and various people interred there were most interesting. Highly recommend!!
    Written July 2, 2024
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  • Ellen
    Medfield, MA97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Agree with all the reviews. It’s a must see memorial to Katrina victims, but it only takes a few minutes to take it in. The benches are black and burning hot so there is no where to sit and reflect. Combine it with a street car trip to city park or the museum. It’s worth visiting once.
    Written June 17, 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland30,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Ireland30,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Ireland30,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Spain5,103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Ireland30,084 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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