Lake Lawn Metairie, New Orleans

One of the largest and most historically significant graveyards in the city, Lake Lawn Metairie is the final resting place for more than 9,000 people, including Louisiana governors and notable Civil War leaders. Originally a race track, the site was turned into a cemetery in 1872, but the oval layout remains. The cemetery is known for its impressive collection of elaborate marble tombs and funeral statuary, including works from renowned sculptors, such as Albert Weiblen and Alexander Doyle. The cemetery offers little shade, so make sure you have sun protection if you visit during the warmer months. Arrange your visit to Lake Lawn Metairie and discover more family-friendly attractions in New Orleans using our New Orleans sightseeing planner.
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  • We toured this cemetery while with our city cemetery tour. It rained most of the tour so our video and photos weren’t good. Luckily when we arrived here the rain took a break and we were able to get o...  more »
  • We were absolutely blown away at this cemetery! The mausoleums are absolutely beautiful. We spent about a half hour driving around and looking at them. We would have easily spent all day driving aroun...  more »
  • You just have to see one of the many above ground cementaries in New Orleans. This one is free (a bit of the beaten track) away from French Quarter, so you have more privacy (need a car to get there)....  more »
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  • They are awesome and sympathetic. I love the poems, lock of fur, and ink prints from my baby. I highly recommended them.
  • Thank you, Michael Schumann, and all of Lake Lawn for the way you managed care of our mother. Michael, you listened to our every wish and surprised and pleased us with extra touches. Thank you Lake Lawn and thank you, Michael. We're so pleased we chose Lake Lawn.
  • Very sincere and accommodating staff members along with a wonderful facility. Very highly recommended.
  • The staff was very friendly and professional throughout the experience of laying a loved one to rest.
  • These people have helped me during my most time of grief. From the death of my dog. They were so good with the service I chose to put my pet to rest. Till the death of my partner of nine years. I highly recommend lake lawn for any time during the loss of someone you love. Even our precious pets.

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