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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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  • This is a very interesting cemetery to visit. We did it on the city tour, our bus guide was very knowledgeable and witty. Be sure to go on a guided tour to get the best experience.  more »
  • I did a tour to the Metairie Cemetery while in New Orleans. This is a nice, historic site and the tour guide provided a lot of interesting facts and information.  more »
  • To see the Mausoleums was an inspiring experience. They seem to be timeless with all the ornate work that was put into them. In a good neighborhood. We spent hours here walking around admiring all the...  more »