Metairie Cemetery

Metairie Cemetery information

Location
New Orleans , USA
Address
5100 Pontchartrain Blvd
Telephone
+1 504 486 6331
Opening hours
until dark
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Established in 1872 on a former race track (the grounds, you’ll notice, still follow the oval layout), this is the most American of New Orleans’ cities of the dead. Highlights include the Brunswig mausoleum, a pyramid guarded by a sphinx statue; the Moriarty monument, reputedly the ‘tallest privately owned monument’ in the country; and the Estelle Theleman Hyams monument, its stained-glass fixture casting a somber blue light over a slumped, despondent angel. Seeing everything on the 150-acre grounds is most easily accomplished by car.