New Orleans Haunted Cemeteries

There's nothing better than a road trip to explore new places to ghost hunt. We hit New Orleans like a storm one week and got more than we bargained for. . .

 

 

Cemetery
Two ghostly forms at St Patrick No 1

Ghosts in Cemetery

 

St Patrick's No 1 
143 City Park Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
GPS: 29.98062, -90.10979

Last posted Hours: Monday - Saturday Hours from 8 am to 4:30.
Sunday: 8:30 to 4:00

Established in 1841 by the Irish who built St Patrick's church on Camp Street during the yellow fever outbreaks. Many from the 1853 outbreak are buried here. St Patricks were used by the Irish community in the area. There are three St Patrick Cemeteries - No 1, No 2, and No 3. They run along the New Orleans Archdiocese. The ghostly spirit of a woman has been known to walk around the cemetery, following those who roam there. Apparitions of teens have been caught along the outer edges. Moans and wails are heard over the roar of traffic on the street.

 

St Patrick's No 2  
143 City Park Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
GPS: 29.981139,-90.109848
Neighborhood: Mid City
Last posted Hours: Monday - Saturday Hours from 8 am to 4:30.
Sunday: 8:30 to 4:00

Established in the early 1840s around the yellow fever outbreaks, St Patrick's was used by the Irish community in the area. It now extends across two roadways.
The ghostly spirit of a woman has been known to walk around the cemetery, following those who roam there. Apparitions of teens have been caught along the outer edges. Moans and wails are heard over the roar of traffic on the street.

 

St Patrick

 

St Patrick's No
143 City Park Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
GPS: 29.98264, -90.10973
Neighborhood: Mid City
Last posted Hours: Monday - Saturday Hours from 8 am to 4:30.
Sunday: 8:30 to 4:00

Extension of No 1 and No 2-Put into place in the early 1840s around the yellow fever outbreaks, St Patrick's were used by the Irish community in the area.
The ghostly spirit of a woman has been known to walk around the cemetery, following those who roam there. Apparitions of teens have been caught along the outer edges. Moans and wails are heard over the roar of traffic on the street.

 

 

St Joseph Cemetery No 2
200 Washington Ave,
New Orleans, LA
(504) 488-5200
Neighborhood:
GPS: 29.936295,-90.090049

Established in 1854, this cemetery was founded to bring in income for the orphanage run by the School Sisters of Notre Dame who ran the orphanage.

 

 

Odd Fellows 
5055 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
29.981981,-90.110875
Neighborhood: Mid City
Not Open to the public.


Established in 1849 by the

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

on land purchased by the benevolent societies so Protestant blacks could have a proper burial place. Although we did see some people ambling about within, we were told by the store next door it is not open to the public. This cemetery is managed by the little store next door where there is an entranceway.  It is locked and they do not allow entrance to just anyone. But you can peer through the gates. Little lights have been seen inside the walls.

 

 

Greenwood
5242 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
GPS: 29.985605,-90.110596
 (504) 482-0234
Neighborhood: Mid City

Hours: 8 am to 4 pm 7 days/week

Established in 1852 by the Firemen’s Charitable & Benevolent Association, this cemetery was initially developed to cover the victims of the yellow fever epidemics that filled Cyprus Grove Cemetery to capacity. It has over 150 acres and is still in use.

 

Holt Cemetery New Orleans

 

Holt Cemetery
635 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
GPS: 29.984546,-90.104824
Neighborhood: Mid-City
Parking within cemetery. 

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday closes at noon
Closed most major holidays

For more information, contact:
City of New Orleans
504-658-3781


In 1879, Locust Grove No 1 and Locust Grove No 2 were closed to new interments. It was then Holt Cemetery began being used as a cemetery for the indigent. There is only one tomb in the cemetery, the rest are above ground. When you walk into the cemetery, it looks cluttered compared to others. But don't be fooled by the disarray. The objects like teddy bears and beads are tokens of honor and affection from the families of those who have died.
Ghostly images have been in pictures taken at the cemetery and the sound of someone singing has been heard.

 

New Orleans Cemetery
Click below for my ghostly image from the Masonic Stairway Lodge -

Masonic Cemetery, New Orleans

Masonic Cemetery
400 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
GPS: 29.983208,-90.106562
(985) 285-3637
Neighborhood: Mid City
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm 7 days/week
Established in 1865, the Masonic Cemetery was set up for both family tomb usage and communal usage where Masonic brothers could chip in together for a large tomb to be used amongst themselves. Spirits have shown up in images taken here at the cemetery. At the stairway tomb, spirits have been seen walking the steps toward heaven.

 

 

Mortuary New Orleans

 

 

The Mortuary
4800 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
GPS: 29.979695,-90.108215

Built in 1872, the building was intended on being a family home of the Slattery family. It passed through several families until 1930 when it became a mortuary - the PJ McMahon and Sons Undertaking Company. It remained a mortuary until 2004. And then came the ghosts . . . two children have been seen on the property along with a former mortician. People have been poked, prodded and pushed within the building.

 

 

Gates of Prayer Cemetery No1.
4824 Canal St.,
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 885-2600
GPS: 29.979695,-90.108215
Neighborhood:
Mid-City

Chevra Thilim backs up to a large Mortuary. It was founded in 1858.

 

New Orleans Cemetery

 

Cypress Grove Cemetery

120 City Park Ave.,

New Orleans, LA 70124

(504) 482-0233

29.979539,-90.11106

Neighborhood: Mid-City

Hours: Hours: 8-4 7 days

 

Founded by the Fireman’s Charitable and Benevolent Association in 1840 to honor New Orleans firemen through a charitable donation. This was a cemetery where many Protestants and firemen were buried.

 

Charity Hospital Cemetery in New Orleans

 

Charity Hospital Cemetery
5050 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70124

29.980344,-90.110706

Neighborhood: Mid-City


It was established in 1847 as a mass cemetery for the poor and indigent. Wails have been heard within the chain link fence. People have felt a sadness while walking the cemetery. To get to the memorial for the graves, you have to walk behind the wall for the Katrina Memorial and through a row of trees.

 



Voice saying: 'who are you?'
Listen to an EVP

Voice saying: 'trufe'

Listen to an EVP

Pat was taking a picture near a grave and a voice said: 'photograph'

Listen to an EVP

Currently, visitors are charged a fee to enter the cemetery and must be accompanied by a "licensed tour guide." Fees are not regulated by any entity so charges vary. Anyone can register and pay the $450 monthly or $4,500 annually to the city of New Orleans to take money and become a "licensed tour guide." So . . . be prepared to feel hustled at the gates. Tour group guides (with hushed voices) told us we had to be a part of one of the main tour groups to go inside. However, for $40.00 per person, they could add us to their group that had already toured the town and/or cemeteries. The cost for visitors to enter the gates can range anywhere from $25.00/person to $50.00/person (or higher) for a short walk-through. Cash only.

 

St Louis No 1
1400 Basin St. and Conti St.
New Orleans, LA
29.95940, -90.07140
(504) 482-5065

Neighborhood: Treme

Hours: M-Sat. 9-3; Sun. 9-12

 

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Begun in 1789, St. Louis No. 1 is the oldest extant cemetery in the city of New Orleans. It was built to cover burial area during the yellow fever epidemic and flooding. The cemetery division here was between Protestant and Catholic - the area owned by the Archdiocese. Otherwise there is a mixture of ethnic groups and poor and rich.
Ghosts are said to abound here.

Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau is buried here, as is her daughter. Her spirit and also her daughter's spirit is said to reside near their graves.

 



We're not sure about this one. . .

Listen to an EVP

 

St. Louis Cemetery No. 2

720 St. Louis St.,

New Orleans, LA 70122

(504) 482-5065

Neighborhood: Treme

Hours: M-Sat. 9-3; Sun. 9-13

Established in 1823 and was the fourth cemetery in New Orleans as an extension to St. Louis No 1. During this time, New Orleans was struck by disease mostly caused by poor medical knowledge and lack of health regulations. Cholera, diphtheria, typhoid, smallpox, bubonic plague, yellow fever and malaria took a toll on the rich and poor.
But the dead don't rest here. Apparitions have been seen wandering the area. Moans and groans can be heard along with the chatter of long dead people.

 

New Orleans Cemetery

 

St Louis Cemetery No 3

3421 Esplanade Ave

New Orleans, LA

(504) 482-5065

29.983747, -90.087571

Neighborhood: Esplanade Ridge

 Established in 1854 after a yellow fever epidemic in 1853, it was an extension of St Louis No. 2. Voices have been heard throughout the cemetery and full body apparitions appear in camera shots.

 

Ghost in New Orleans Cemetery

 

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

1400 Washington Ave.,

New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]

(504) 896-4740

29.928665,-90.084276

 

lafayettecemetery.org

Neighborhood: Uptown/Garden District

Established in 1833 and dedicated on land that was the Livaudais plantation. By the 1850s, it was filled to capacity with those dying of yellow fever. The majority of the graves are above ground. It was featured in Anne Rice's Interview With A Vampire. Shadows move across the old graveyard and images show up in pictures.

 



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