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Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great history, and wonderful tombs. If visiting cemeteries is in your plans, this is one of the top cemeteries to visit. Very unique tombs and they just keep coming after every corner you make. I drov...  read more »
  • The red Street car goes here but we didn't make it on Sunday. Didn't want to get locked inside at 5:00 so we drove there today. Wanted to find PGT Beauregard's burial place after reading about him at ...  read more »
  • I'm stumped on practice, so prevalent in New Orleans, to include in the various tourist locations cemeteries. We adapted to this fashion by visiting other Metairie but didn't find it particularly interesting. I don't recommend wasting time around cemeteries.
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