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Metairie Cemetery

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Address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: +1 504-486-6331

This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a...

This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.

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Graves dated in 1700s Parents children infants in same grave. Possibly a plague. Ground cover with seashells

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Graves dated in 1700s Parents children infants in same grave. Possibly a plague. Ground cover with seashells

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is not worth paying for a tour, you can walk through it on your own. There are lots of people outside the entrance that say they will guide you for tips only, DO NOT do this, they are making up suff as they go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a visit as are the many in NOLA.. it's a bit out of the center of town but we enjoyed our tour whch was part of an organized tour.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can learn so much about the city by visiting its cemetery. This one is historic and full of nice surprises. The Angel in Grief is a wonderful sight - beware of the fact that it is in a locked tomb so you have to "peak in" to see it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent some time finding the graves of famous citizens of NOLA. A very pleasant visit enjoying the history and view.

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a little bit of trouble finding this place with GPS. We thought we were being directed to go in a circle because of a freeway entrance, but we did find this currently active cemetery . Well kept. New crypts currently being built. If we had seen it with a tour, we think we would have enjoyed it a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide gave us a lot of information about the tombs, including the names of notable interments and the fact that above-ground crypts originated as a way of circumventing the problems inherent with having a high water table, but it might have been nicer to wander around without someone there to hamper our exploring. However, it's a beautifully kept cemetery,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have an interest in history and mystery, this is definitely for you. All cemeteries in New Orleans are special but this one has very old monuments and the burials happen above ground only because the city is below sea level. You can walk around and see some pretty spectacular family burials and see a very unique tradition.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove though the Metairie Cemetery on Halloween before checking into our hotel. We did stop by and pick up a CD to listen to find different historic tombs to check out. I would recommend doing a little research before you arrive so you can see any specific tombs. The CD did hit some of the ones we wanted to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Metairie cemetery is probably the most beautiful of it's kind in the city. There are gorgeous statues and structures and the graves themselves are really works of art. A description just won't do it justice. You must see it for yourself. The cemetery is extremely well kempt and almost looks like a park with beautiful statues when you are visiting.... More 

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