Famous Cemeteries in New Orleans - Atlas Obscura Lists

Famous Cemeteries in New Orleans

Unique tombs and graveyards to visit in the Big Easy.

The famous cemeteries and mausoleums of New Orleans are just more proof that this is a town like no other. These distinctive burial grounds are crammed with marble above-ground tombs, necessitated by the wet, swampy land. The graveyards resemble eerie villages of white, hence they’re known as “cities of the dead.”