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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

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Address: 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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One of my favorites in the city

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 to visit as we did in fine weather.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 probably would not have found in any tour brochure--including the manner by which one burial... More 

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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting this cemetery was part of a city tour. I was intrigued by how many family members were buried in the same crypt. Some were very old and others were very beautiful and definitely modern in the embellishments. I could have spent a lot more time here just wandering around.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was one of the stops on our 3 hour guided tour of New Orleans. We have been to other New Orleans cemeteries on other trips but each one is different. It was interesting to hear our guide's discussion of how people are "buried" in New Orleans. He told a few good stories but mainly showed us the different types... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This cemetery is one of the few remaining in New Orleans that you can enter without being on a tour. A few years ago, due to vandalism, many such cemeteries were closed to tourists. This one offers a vast array of gravestones and mausoleums. The cemetery itself was established in 1854 and it is easy to see that many of... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My only previous experience was the movie Double Jeopardy on NOLA cemetery's. It really was neat to behold. You can almost feel the history within those walls.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Wow! A fascinating place to visit and see the "City of the Dead". The history and process of taking care of their loved ones is evidenced by the ornate architecture and intriguing stories. A definite visit, especially if you like cemeteries.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I just love the old cemeteries of NOLA! I try to stop in at one every time I go and this was one I had not been to in yet. The cemetery is fairly easy to find, it is not far from the fair grounds and also the NOLA Museum of Arts A word of caution, avoid the cemeteries at... More 

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