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Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031
+1 504-486-6331
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This final resting place is home to some exotic tombs, such as a pyramid-and-Sphinx mausoleum.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“weeping angel” (71 reviews)
“above ground” (94 reviews)
“buried here” (31 reviews)
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5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, Open 8am-5pm, Onsite parking, Handicap Access, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I like visiting historic cemeteries. Not for the dead, but for the dates and architecture of that time. In New Orleans, all of the tombs are raised above ground because the city is below sea level. It really is a sight to...More

Thank erinnola
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came to see the grieving angel, which we did, but had not expected the sheer scale and number of marble mausoleums.

Thank Marius M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from the North, cemeteries are different here. This cemetery is of the traditional Louisiana variety. Very picturesque, expensive and newer. It even has a Millionaire Circle. If you take a bus tour, this is the cemetery you will visit. The tombs are astonishingly ornate....More

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Statuary in this cemetery is awesome. Many historic statues. It's a big walk. You should start at the funeral home/main office. They will give you a map and show you where the most popular graves are. We rode the street car stray down Canal street...More

Thank ZinaMarie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We don't usually visit cemeteries on vacation but on the way back from the Plantation Homes we saw this off the highway. It was closed - a bit after 5. We read on our phones that you can enter around on the right side -...More

1  Thank karigeo5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful city indeed! The cemetery is well kept and has named streets. Yes, it is huge! Beautiful statuary and huge monuments built for the dead 💀 Even in death they be living it up grand. Yes, it is the cemetery for the rich and...More

Thank Evangelio A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to see the opulence in which the dead sleep. Our tour guide indicated that some of these mausoleums were within the 1M dollar range. Wow. It was also interesting to hear some of the stories behind the names and the history...More

Thank Robert V. M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I was taken here on a city tour and was in awe of the above ground tombs. These are the tombs of the wealthy families in New Orleans. Stained glass, marble, statues, etc. Interesting to see the old versus the new. Both are beautiful in...More

1  Thank Debby S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

nick clark with nolacivilwartours is the way to go. the most ornate exquiste cemetery you will ever vist - remember this is still an active cemetery.

Thank 266jimmiet
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very swank cemetery which included folks like Copeland the owner of Popeye's Chicken. The cemetery was well kept with the most usual burials and grave site to view.

Thank pimptown
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LindaLosAngelesCA
19 March 2017|
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Response from Antonio R | Reviewed this property |
walk through...
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dradley
7 February 2017|
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Response from Jerry T | Reviewed this property |
It's open to the public. You can get a map at the office that shows important graves. It is something to see
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Amy M
4 January 2017|
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Response from skaszab2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. May I suggest you do a web search. I am sure your answers will be there.
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