May 22, 2017

Visiting a New Orleans Cemetery

A Visit to St. Louis Cemetery #3 3421 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70112 Hours: Monday thru Saturday: 8am – 4:30pm; Sunday: 8am – 4pm Free street parking  New Orleans has many nicknames: Crescent City; the Big Easy; and America’s Most Interesting City. Perhaps so interesting that their cemeteries even have a nickname: Cities of the Dead. As most people know, cemeteries in New Orleans are built above ground, using vaults, walls, and mausoleums, because of the city’s tendency to flood. Centuries ago, residents learned the hard way that in-ground burial wouldn’t…