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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EvBeE
Denver, CO230 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 May 27, 2023
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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 April 11, 2020
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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 February 5, 2024
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Jerra Boatner R
Hattiesburg, MS11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I took a group of 12 friends to SL#3 with Sally Asher as our guide. Learned so much and really enjoyed the visit. Everyone was impressed by her knowledge and she was patient with our many questions (we are not Catholic nor from NOLA). The history, meanings of the tombs and symbols used, and various people interred there were most interesting. Highly recommend!!
Written July 2, 2024
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CACE232
Cranford, NJ107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
The Cemeteries in NOLA are amazing- Creepy and beautiful.
A lot of the cemeteries require tickets or tours but St. Louis #3 is FREE!
I would suggest doing a little research on the cemetery just so that you have a better understanding of the area and the history behind some of the sites
Written April 9, 2018
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Barbara J
Baton Rouge, LA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Solo
My parents are buried in St. Louis No. 3. It makes me sick to see tour buses and tourists with cameras laughing, talking on cell phones, etc. in this cemetery. This is not a tourist attraction, it is a cemetery that is a holy resting place for people who are missed and loved. Please do not come if you do not have reason to pay your respects to the deceased.
Written December 27, 2011
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Chrisinkingwood2
Houston, TX5,602 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
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 night unless on a tour and it's best if you go with someone as there is safety in numbers.
Written September 7, 2016
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Sailormouth83
Fort Walton Beach, FL57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
You have to make this location a stop on your New Orleans trip. You can pull right into the cemetery and park along the roads in the cemetery. There is no fee to enter. This cemetery is huge! You could easily spend hours here. My daughter was blown away and didn't want to leave!
Written July 1, 2019
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ChocolateCzar
Philadelphia, PA416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
. Here we wandered among stone mausoleums situated one next to the other. The driver explained that when the dead are entombed in the heat and humidity, the body quickly decomposes. To save space and cost, after one year, the crypt is reused by pushing the remains to the back where they fall through a chimney and collect in a space under the structure. Hence the phrase, “Getting the shaft”.
Written March 11, 2016
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williamNola
nola296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
no matter what city my wife and i are visiting we always to manage to squeeze in a cemetary. we learn so much about a place when we go to their resting places. cemetaries in new orleans are unique so they're VERY worth making time to go see them. st louis #3 is not the oldest of the three st louises or the most convenient but it is the safest.its fun to walk down the "streets" and read the markers. it might look like a place for maybe two coffins but you'll see 10-20 names. they just keep slididng more bodies in there. pretty cool.
Written July 8, 2014
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