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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2902
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This cemetery was built on a former graveyard for lepers.
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3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2902
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this cemetery on a Cajun encounters bus tour today and found it fascinating. Our tour guide told us about the tombs and the reason they are necessary. The fact that families have used them for hundreds of years was so interesting. She...More

Thank NFGal
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I visited this cemetery as part of a bus tour. It was pretty boring. It was hot too. Not much to see. Skip it!!

Thank rgeulen
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I recommend that you take a guided tour otherwise you will need to do a fair bit of background reading to be able to see how a New Orleans Cemetery works. Some people might be spooked out by a place like this but I found...More

1  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great example of a more modern cemetery to see. You can get a glimpse of Saint Mother Theresa too!

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 7 July 2017

New Orleans is below sea level so underground cemeteries cannot be managed successfully - hence the above ground vaults and tombs. We had a guide who explained the mechanics of the system , pointed out the ornate architecture and shared a little of the history....More

Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 27 May 2017

As a part of our city bus tour, we made a stop at the cemetery for about 20 minutes. Beautiful. Interesting. And we learned a LOT about the technical aspect of the engineering of the mausoleums. Not only about WHY the vaults are above ground,...More

Thank BradandStacy41
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We wanted to see a historic cemetery while visiting NOLA but we didn't want to spend the time and money on a guided tour. We picked this cemetery because, unlike some others in NOLA, you don't have to have a guide. We arrived by rental...More

Thank TheHappyCanadian
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is one of the lesser visited cemeteries. Some aren't open to the public. This one was part of a Grayline tour and it was interesting to learn about how one gets buried in New Orleans.

Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This cemetery is very large. We did a short 10-minute walk through this place (only scratched the surface). The mausoleums were really gorgeous. They were all decorated with sculpted angels. It's worth a stop for some photos, but this place probably wouldn't occupy you for...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

What a neat experience. We heard some cemeteries you had a to pay a tour guide to see. We just pulled up in front of the cemetery on a Monday afternoon and the gates were open and we took a self paced walk around. Graves...More

Thank bschneider394
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