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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2902
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3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2902
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Went here for a cemetery tour! Got such great knowledge about the burial procedures, celebrities that were buried there, and a bunch of cool other things about the city. Definitely a must see it you are there for a bit.

Thank patrickjosephk2016
Reviewed 21 March 2017

You can get the feel of St L#1 without having to be tethered to a tour guide. Quite a number of interesting tombs.

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

To wander around the tombstones. What an experience to read the inscriptions of Infants to adults. Doing family history made it even more special to look for names though none of mine were buried there. A lovely well keep cemetery .of course it's much better...More

Thank Supergran66
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It reminds a bit of Recoleta in Buenos Aires with the number of mausoleums but these have a very different purpose. The number of people "buried" in each tomb is staggering. Rene Lacoste is buried here.

Thank cjdotheworld
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Tours of New Orleans are not that expensive and there is nothing like the information you can gain from a good guide. This was certainly the case with this site. Our guide led us to several locations in the cemetery where he related information you...More

Thank Randy L
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