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Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans
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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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  • Easy to navigate, Metairie Cemetery is filled with intricate tombs of New Orleans notables. The statues, stained glass and engravings are like no other. This was one of our favorite places we visited ...  more »
  • Graves dated in 1700s Parents children infants in same grave. Possibly a plague. Ground cover with seashells 
  • This tour is not worth paying for a tour, you can walk through it on your own. There are lots of people outside the entrance that say they will guide you for tips only, DO NOT do this, they are making...  more »