The Above Ground Cemetery In New Orleans That’s Equal Parts Creepy And Fascinating

There’s certainly something hauntingly beautiful about our above ground cemeteries. Since we bury our dead in above ground tombs, New Orleans cemeteries are often referred to as “Cities of the Dead”,” and once you step inside one, you’ll understand why. This particular above ground cemetery in New Orleans is equal parts creepy and fascinating, and you should check it out.

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 was added to the National Register of Historic Places and is located at 425 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112.


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