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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“above ground” (23 reviews)
“city tour” (16 reviews)
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3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2902
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"above ground"
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"city tour"
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"ornate architecture"
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"family tomb"
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"water table"
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"below sea level"
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"louis cemetery"
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"buried here"
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"self guided tour"
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"hurricane katrina"
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"burial"
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"vandalism"
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"bury"
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"nola"
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Cemeteries in NOLA are amazing- Creepy and beautiful. A lot of the cemeteries require tickets or tours but St. Louis #3 is FREE! I would suggest doing a little research on the cemetery just so that you have a better understanding of the area...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This was beautiful cemetery. It was a nice place to visit, beautiful monuments. A Very calm cemetery.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The old Cemeteries in New Orleans are interesting to see, but if you plan on visiting any one of them, visit with one of the many tours that are offered. It will be a guided tour and it will be safe. Cemeteries in the New...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have not done the other cemetery of the same name, but I was confirmed the St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 is one in the best shape. If you want to see the way the cemetry were built and have a feel of it; the...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The ARCS foundation Atlanta chapter toured this as part of a New Orleans immersion day. The cultural history and the art work of the tombs cannot be overstated. I recommend good walking shoes, respectful clothing, sunscreen and a good allocation of time. I was particularly...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Learned a lot about the history of New Orleans and why most burials are done above ground. We stopped here during our tour and the guide helped us with understanding laws which are different from New York and Miami.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Stopped by to see some relatives. They are still there. I’ve made the trip since the late 60’s growing up. The crypts and mausoleums are very well kept considering all the obstacles through the years. I remember a trip where my dad wrote on an...More

Thank Elizabeth E
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A must visit place whenever I visit New Orleans.There are tree large cemeteries, side by side I normally ride the cable car from downtown New Orleans and travel the short 3 or 4 mile to The City of the Dead. all the graves are above...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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
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