A Visitor’s Guide to Cemeteries in New Orleans

VISIT SOME OF NEW ORLEANS MOST FAMOUS RESIDENTS IN THE CITIES OF THE DEAD

New Orleans has a storied history, and its cemeteries are an important part of that history. The city’s cemeteries, often referred to as “cities of the dead,” are unique because they are built above ground due to the high water table instead of traditional graves.

Some of the most famous cemeteries in New Orleans include St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, and Metairie Cemetery.

Visiting a cemetery in New Orleans can be a somber but fascinating experience. Many of the cemeteries offer guided tours, which provide insight into the city’s history and the stories of the buried individuals. If you’re visiting New Orleans, take some time to explore one of the city’s many cemeteries and learn about the city’s rich history.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the city’s oldest cemetery and is located in the French Quarter. It is the final resting place of many notable figures, including the voodoo queen Marie Laveau and several prominent New Orleans families.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is located in the Garden District and is known for its many oak trees that provide shade for visitors. The cemetery is the final resting place of many significant figures, including some of the city’s earliest settlers and several Civil War generals.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 2

St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 is located near the French Quarter and is the final resting place of some of the city’s most influential musicians, including Edgar “Dooky” Chase Jr., Paul Barbarin, Danny Barker, and Ernie K-Doe.

The Metairie Cemetery

The Metairie Cemetery is located in the suburb of Metairie and is the final resting place of many of the city’s wealthy residents, including several governors and senators. The cemetery is also the site of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard’s tomb.

In addition to these well-known cemeteries, New Orleans is home to several other interesting burial grounds, including the Holt Cemetery and the Cypress Grove Cemetery. Each New Orleans cemetery has its unique history and features; visiting them can be a fascinating way to learn more about the city’s past.

Stay at the Hotel Mazarin

One of the best ways to visit the cemeteries of New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Hotel Mazarin is ideally situated in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at Hotel Mazarin today.

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The Hotel Mazarin has all the accommodations business travelers need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of New Orleans, the Hotel Mazarin is a hub for business travelers wishing to experience Mardi Gras or the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays just close enough to the excitement of New Orleans’ French Quarter.

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