Lake Lawn Metairie, New Orleans

One of the largest and most historically significant graveyards in the city, Lake Lawn Metairie 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. Arrange your visit to Lake Lawn Metairie and discover more family-friendly attractions in New Orleans using our New Orleans sightseeing planner.
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  • This was my 2nd time visiting this cemetery in search for the Weeping Angel and I found it. A little hard to locate but it’s towards close to the Army of Tennessee Monument between lake and central av...  more »
  • For some reason...especially because there’s so many tours trying to charge you, I expected That going alone would be complicated. Once I found The entrance, which actually makes you drive/cross the s...  more »
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  • I could not say more about how easy and wonderful Gerald Bowen made that first meeting went. He took gave of following up with my sister and myself. Scott Leto has been so helpful walking me though the steps . He always gets back with me on a very timely matter. Thanks very much Jessica’s
  • Years ago my parents had the foresight to attempt proper planning for this unexpected life event. In the 70's my parents bought a crypt and then some 20 years later paid for the opening through Lake Lawn's monthly pay plan. The opening contract did indicate the crypt opening contract was for a Monday thru Friday service. They had it all figured out to properly prepare and remove this part of a loved one's loss well in advance. Failure to contact Lake Lawn for a price on opening the crypt on weekends seemed unnecessary. My mother secured the church first when my father passed and then the funeral home. On to Lake Lawn to arrange for a Saturday opening. One can only image what felt like a fallen bomb shell when Lake Lawn charged $800 for a Saturday opening. With arrangements already secured (I.E.- funeral home, obituaries, clergy men, etc), scheduled and New Year's Eve being on a Monday moving this emotional event would have been easier said then done. In my opinion a $800 charge for a Saturday opening is absurd and outrageous. My poor mother in her time of distress was shell shocked and blinded sided with the additional amount of money to be paid out. Buyer Beware!

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