First, don't believe all the stuff about it being too dangerous to visit. Yes it is surrounded by the Iberville Project, the site of the once notorious Storyville, which was the red light district. There is a NOLA police substation right across the street and the cemetery is locked up at 3:00pm. Bring your camera and stroll all the nooks and crannies. Who knew that the architect of the Nations Capital was interred there? Homer Plessy of Plessy vs Furgesson fame, the first unsuccessful challenge to segregation is interred there. Madam Laveau the Voodoo priestess is interred there. Marvel at the old crypts whose markers have long since vanished or have eroded into illegibility. There are several french soldiers who served in our war for independence interred there too. Lay an offering at Madam Laveau's crypt, but make sure you do everything it threes. Its hard to miss as is her daughter's tomb. Both are marked with a myriad of three XXXs. Make a wish and turn three times and maybe it will come true. Don't steal from her, like someone did. I left three strands fo beads and the next day two were gone. I hope they reap a world of evil mojo down on their heads! BTW, this cemetery or one of its sisters was the site of more than a few movies, Double Jepardy with the pretty Judd girl comes to mind. Not to be missed. On your way back to the Quarter, stop at the Chevron and get a ice cold 20 oz in a paper bag to allay your thirst on the walk back. Classic NOLA!
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