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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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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... read more

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Surrey, Canada
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 car and spent about 15 minutes touring around ourselves. We didn't have any guide information... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 hours.

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New York City, New York
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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 were dated from mid 1800s to as recent as 2014.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 29 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.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 to visit as we did in fine weather.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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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.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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Reviewed 23 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 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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Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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