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St. John's Historic Cemetery

718 Jackson St, Thibodaux, LA 70301-2732
+1 985-447-2910
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Right by the park!

The graves go back to the 1760's. This is beautiful, historic, and peaceful. There is a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Orlando, Florida
via mobile
It's a sculpture garden, not a cemetery

On our travels, my wife and I always are fascinated by historic cemeteries, from Arlington to... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and created in 1843, many historically significant figures are buried here. A peaceful oasis, this Cemetery is more along the lines of a sculpture garden than a cemetery. Guided Tours are available through the NPS via the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve. Contact the Acadian Cultural Center at 314 St. Mary St. Thibodaux 985-448-1375.
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718 Jackson St, Thibodaux, LA 70301-2732
+1 985-447-2910
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The graves go back to the 1760's. This is beautiful, historic, and peaceful. There is a fantastic beaver sculpture and a great photo op. Nice to stroll through. This is directly across from the park area where you can have a picnic lunch.

Thank ggerskine
Reviewed 16 March 2017

On our travels, my wife and I always are fascinated by historic cemeteries, from Arlington to Hollywood to Boot Hill. St. John's Historic Cemetery is described as "a peaceful oasis more along the lines of a sculpture garden than a cemetery." Located at 718 Jackson...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Made me come home and research some history! That was fun! Lots of historical names. Easy to get to as well.

Thank youngaprillady
Reviewed 3 October 2016

If your into history and cemetery walking, this is a must add to your list. Not too small, not too big. Good mixture of large old tombs mixed with new.

Thank P G
Reviewed 24 July 2016

St. John's Episcopal Church and Cemetery in Thibodaux date to ante-bellum times. If you enter the church, you will notice that the kneelers were made for ladies with hoop shirts. The building was made of brick fired on the land. The church is much as...More

Thank jtinsley
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This Cemetery now has many informative signs depicting the Cemetery history, a Cemetery map, and the lives of numerous people interred here. The Cemetery is open dawn to dusk, free of charge to visitors, who will not fail to be enthralled.

Thank 42,527
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Staff was very helpful very well kept. Full of history easy to find. Closes at five. Was helpful in our search

Thank NewyorkUpstate
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

I had my husband stop here. It was a great step back in time. You really get a sense of how long LA has been here. The graves are timeless. I enjoyed reading about the lives burried here. They have put plaques at key graves...More

Thank diana w
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I have to visit cemeteries because my wife likes to visit every cemetery to read headstones. There is history here for those like my wife who look for dead relatives.

3  Thank HENRY T
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Be sure to spend some time at this historic site. The church members will happily give you a tour, or you can browse around yourself. In October they have an event where you pay for a tour and there are actors portraying some of the...More

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