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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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  • We drove though the Metairie Cemetery on Halloween before checking into our hotel. We did stop by and pick up a CD to listen to find different historic tombs to check out. I would recommend doing a li...  more »
  • Metairie cemetery is probably the most beautiful of it's kind in the city. There are gorgeous statues and structures and the graves themselves are really works of art. A description just won't do it j...  more »
  • Very interesting sites and history. At one time this was a horse rase track with up scale exclusive club houes. There is a self directed driving tour that show the resting place of historical people t...  more »