St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
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This cemetery was built on a former graveyard for lepers.
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,620 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We stopped here on a tour. If it wasn't for the commentary of the guide, I wouldn't have appreciated it as much.
There are tombs for mostly families, but some for occupation, priests, homeless, etc.
Written 15 March 2024
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Youssef B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We were fortunate to have the incredibly well-informed and fun guide Sally Asher. Clearly very passionate about the history surrounding New Orleans cemeteries and the history of those buried there. Would really recommend asking for her if possible!
Written 5 February 2024
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EvBeE
Denver, CO218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
If you visit New Orleans you must visit one of the Cemeteries that are above ground. I would highly recommend a tour. Very informative. The cemetery with its beautiful white marble tombs are very impressive. Very walkable area. Very respectful and peaceful place. Impressive marble work! The tombs are owned either by families or groups - such as Little Sisters of the Poor. On the outside of the tombs are the names of the many people who are buried in that tomb. Yet there is only enough space for maybe 2-3 coffins. According to our guide a deceased person's coffin can only be guaranteed a spot in the tomb for a year and l day. If someone dies after that time period the deceased person's bones are respectfully removed and put in a special bag and the bones/bag are then placed in a compartment under the tomb. That is how so many people can be buried in one tomb. I thought that was amazing. Well worth the visit.
Written 27 May 2023
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Tansy2015
Michigan336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
At the end of the line for the red trolly. Get off to the right, cross the bridge and it’s on the right side of the street. Paul Prudhomme is buried here.
Written 21 March 2023
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Jen Travels
Detroit, MI5,726 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Large cemetery full of various characters important to New Orleans and the world as well.

It is fully gated, with only one set of gates to access the cemetery.

There is a huge multi-level water fountain on the inside that has a cute row of plants on the inner ring.

Right inside the main gates, you'll see Mother Theresa and Padre Pio's statues.

Continue on and you will see various crypts in all materials, sizes and level of decay.

Lots of various mausoleums, including Lady Skelly.
There are also rows along the sides of the cemetery that I believe are of the people affected by plagues and such.

Some relatives have paid to keep maintenance up of headstones and crypts, so you'll see markers at the front of them in the sidewalk. They'll say "Perpetual Care" I believe, or something similar.

Fully paved although many parts aren't even so be careful.
Lots of shady and full sun areas.

We looked up a couple people, which came up fairly easy on Google.
Written 4 January 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,708 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It may seem unusual to review a cemetery as an "attraction" but St Louis Cemetery No 3 is certainly worth including on any tour you may be making of the city of New Orleans. Although, the cemetery can date its origins back to 1848, work did not actually start on converting the ground into a cemetery until 1854. Today, the result is a feast of closely built marble and stone above-ground tombs which are really works of art themselves. Among the larger, unusual, tombs are the tombs of Servants of The Holy Eucharist, the Little Sisters of the Poor the the Skeloly "Castle" Tomb. There are, also, some interesting statues including Padre Pio and Saint Teresa.
Written 26 November 2022
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John Speller
Dagenham, UK678 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We visited here as part of an excellent tour of the city. It is fascinating that all of the tombs are above ground, because of the risk of flooding. Some tombs are very elaborate. Unfortunately, some have been neglected. The talk was very informative.
Written 17 October 2022
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egland95
Peoria, IL113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Unique above ground tombs. Pay attention and be respectful as burials are on-going here. Free cemetery near City Park. Free parking in City Park. Worth a stop if you are interested in graveyards. Walking tour makes it more enjoyable with background stories and details of the tomb's symbols. We did a free walking tour with NOLA guy which we found worthwhile. Cemetery opened in the 1850s on a leprosy colony during a yellow fever outbreak. Older, more well known cemeteries are currently closed due to vandalism experienced during covid.
Written 3 June 2022
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missy
Seneca, SC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
We had a great time and learned so much! She is very knowledgeable and very easy to listen too . She had a book with pictures to go with her stories which was a nice added touch. Would 100% recommend .
Written 12 April 2022
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Michael
Woking, UK255 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Per the title, we visited without a guide and just wondered up and down the paths of the cemetery. We had already visited Greenwood Cemetery prior and found that location to be more impressive, but that's not to say that St. Louis Cemetery No.3 isn't still quite spectacular. I think having a guide to inform one in more detail of the history etc. of the Cemetery, its residents, and NO in general would've made the experience better. Still, it was a nice walk and it was fairly easy to get to using public transport.
Written 11 April 2020
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