This cemetery received the remains of most early Creoles. The shallow water table necessitated above-ground burials, with bodies placed in the family tombs you see to this day. The supposed grave of voodoo queen Marie Laveau is here, scratched with 'XXX's from spellbound devotees. By request of the family that owns the tomb, do not add to this graffiti; to do so is also technically illegal. In 2015, in response to ongoing vandalism, cemetery visitation was limited to relatives of the interred and approved guided tours.