New Orleans: St. Louis Cemetery #3 Guided Walking Tour

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Discover the secrets of one of the most famous cemeteries in New Orleans. Explore the vast site as you learn the history behind the final resting place of many notable people.

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  • Immerse yourself in the world of New Orleans's massive St Louis Cemetery #3
  • Hear stories about New Orleans notables as you see their final resting places
  • Learn about the different types of tombs and burial practices from your guide
  • Encounter vaults, mausoleums and many different styles of architecture
  • Take a guided walking tour of an active and still-functioning burial site


Take a guided walking tour around New Orleans's immense St. Louis Cemetery #3. Stroll through the site's main aisles, learn about the space's unique history, and visit the graves of some of New Orleans's icons. Uncover the story of St. Louis Cemetery #3, established in 1854, and the “younger sister” to St. Louis #1 and #2 despite being twice their combined size. Get the inside track on the workings of an active cemetery, one which still averages one burial a day. Walk the main aisles of the cemetery, named after saints and various clerics of the church. Find out about a variety of tombs — wall vaults, columbariums, public mausoleums, family tombs, society tombs — and see architectural styles including classic Greek and Roman, Gothic, Egyptian, Baroque, and Byzantine. Visit the graves and hear stories about some of New Orleans' most notable - and notorious - citizens. See the resting places of chefs and architects, and civil rights leaders of the Reconstruction Era. Hear stories about unusual society tombs, the hunchbacked photographer who secretly photographed prostitutes, and much more.


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