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St. Augustine Church

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Address: Governor Nilchols, New Orleans, LA 70116-2324
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+1 504-525-5934
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Sun 10:00 - 11:30
Wed 17:30 - 18:30

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Beautiful church with the grave of the unknown slave

Lovely church which has the grave of the unknown slave. The grave consists of a cross with actual slave chains and handcuffs hanging from it. We wanted to pay our respects there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
Susi L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lovely church which has the grave of the unknown slave. The grave consists of a cross with actual slave chains and handcuffs hanging from it. We wanted to pay our respects there. Unfortunately we were not there on a Sunday to go to mass at this church which is reputedly a wonderful jazz mass. This was the first black church... More 

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Went here for a free Christmas gospel music concert. It was excellent. The streetcar will drop you off two blocks from the church. It is located just north of the French Quarter in the Treme neighborhood.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We did the walk tour with a tour guide, the history her shared with us was amazing. I would recommend seeing it,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The cathedral is superb, no doubt, but St Augustine tells the story of the city that you are visiting through the eyes of the people who live there. The 10 am Sunday mass is a thrilling experience no matter what your religion may or may not be.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The volume, tone and choice of songs are just right in this bright church just one block beyond Rampart St. near the French Quarter. The celebrant also delivered a good sermon, and it is not necessary to be Roman Catholic to enjoy and appreciate this service. Tourists are openly welcomed and seemed to account for most of those present. Parking... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Having a penchant for visiting churches, decided to visit the oldest black catholic church in New Orleans. However, it was closed due to renovations.

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for 11am mass. The adult choir sounded beautiful. The bishop said mass. A very nice experience.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great for Sunday morning gospel service - 10-11:30am on a Sunday. Amazing music. Expect the majority of the congregation. to be tourists though.

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Newburgh, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

14 choir voices backed up with drums, saxophone, and piano soothed and shook my senses. Talented artists all. Then their parish priest celebrated mass and gave the most fantastic sermon ever. If you see nothing else in New Orleans visit St Augustine's church

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Preferred last year's Fest. This time no shade trees nor tents. Hot. Plenty of vendors. Veggie options. Indoor bathrooms by the church.

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