Just a short walk from City Park is St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, on stately Esplanade Avenue. This beautiful Catholic cemetery near tranquil Bayou St. John was initially a cemetery for victims of leprosy. Today it is an ideal place to stroll among the tombs as you learn about the burial customs of New Orleans and hear the real stories of the famous and infamous that fascinate the world and locals alike. St. Louis No. 3 is the final resting place of notable architect James Gallier, Storyville photographer E.J. Bellocq, and New Orleans chefs Leah Chase and Paul Prudhomme.
This is an easy walk. Wheelchair accessible. Tips for the Guide are appreciated.