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  • I love to walk around them, (during the day of course), and look at the beautiful and ornate gravestones

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      Now you are probably thinking, who visits a cemetery on vacation? Well, I do and I find them to be a regular plethora of historical information. I love to walk around them, (during the day of course), and look at the beautiful and ornate gravestones.

      You can really learn a lot about a city by visiting

      a cemetery.


      Louis Cemetery #1, was opened in 1789 and is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans, by 1829 it was already filled, mostly with victims of the yellow fever epidemic.

      A lot of the tombs are very ornate mausoleums, which back in the day was an economical way to bury the dead since one mausoleum ...

      • could hold many bodies.

        A few famous of the famous dearly departed are: Homer Adolph Plessy, who challenged the segregation, laws in the 1890’s.

        Bernard de Marigny, who inherited $7 million at the age of 17 and blew it all playing craps.

        And the most famous of all is Marie Laveau known as the Voodoo Queen.

        Mant people still to this day visit her grave and leave strange voodoo gifts.


        Louis Cemetery #1 should not be visited alone or definitely after dark.

        There is a lot of robberies and muggings because of a lot of blind spots caused by the mausoleums.

        But don’t let that stop you from exploring-just bring a big burly friend with a good righthook.

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