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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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  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“above ground” (21 reviews)
“city tour” (16 reviews)
3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2902
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is one of the things you need to do when visiting New Orleans, we chose to visit this cemetery as it was near other places we wanted to visit. We came on our own, its strange to see all the Tomb's raised...More

Thank sally j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 as part of a tour. Out tour guide explained why in New Orleans they bury the dead above ground. He also explained the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the cemeteries. Its an intriguing cemetery to visit.

Thank mini
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Stopped at St. Louis cemetery #3 for a closer look at some of the magnificent tombs and burial plots. Of course burials here are unlike other cities i.e. below ground, due to the water table. Hence huge and more elaborate graves are created above ground....More

Thank Tosca1962
Reviewed 20 August 2017 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
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