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Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans

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Cemetery
One of the largest and most historically significant graveyards in the city, Metairie Cemetery 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. To visit Metairie Cemetery and get the most from your holiday in New Orleans, create itinerary details personal to you using our New Orleans trip builder.
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  • We Ubered out to the Lake Lawn section and walked around the older section of it. The burial sites are totally amazing and fascinating. The office provided us with excellent maps and other tips about ...  more »
  • The Metairie Cemetery is truly a great site for people visiting from out of town. It is filled with history and great architecture. I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bring some bottled w...  more »
  • I went here on a city tour. I wish we could have stayed longer because it's beautiful! Wow! Only rich people can be buried here!  more »
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  • Beware of this company. I was greeted with 2 salesmen trying to sell me a plot instead of focusing on my mother's death. They charged me $1600 to open the mausoleum on a Saturday. However, it was opened on a Wednesday even before I arrived and closed on a Monday. My parents had a pre-arranged funeral that was worthless. Why? Because they continued to JACK UP the price on everything to drain the living. They are greedy, money hungry cruel people. My mother paid for an inexpensive coffin with a rose on it. They put her in an expensive coffin while she was holding a dead rose. Their motto should be- We rip off the dead and extort money from the living. BEWARE.
  • Beautiful, large grounds.
  • Lake Lawn is known across the state for being horrible to work with and their terrible ethics.