St Roch Cemeteries, New Orleans

Perhaps the most famous historic site in the area, although comparatively little known to visitors.

Perhaps the most famous historic site in the area, although comparatively little known to visitors. This cemetery is a fascinating visit. It has above-ground crypts that rival many of New Orleans' more famous cemeteries, along with artistic stations of the cross. The old cemetery chapel and shrine of cures, however, are what makes the cemetery a must-see for lovers of the off-beat and quirky side of New Orleans. The central chapel was founded by one Father Thevis in 1876, following a yellow fever epidemic in the city. As history has it, his congregants prayed to Saint Roch starting in 1868, who famously aided the sick during the Black Plague, and none of them fell ill. The chapel and surrounding cemetery were built to honor the saint, as a means of thanks. Look inside the chapel (which houses Father Thevis' remains under the altar) for 'cures' left by New Orleanians '” charms left here to ward off various ailments or bring luck. Rumors of voodoo ceremonies within the chapel persist! As it is a New Orleans cemetery, safety is a concern, and you should come only in a group.





















About St Roch Cemeteries

 1725 Saint Roch Avenue, New Orleans, LA, United States

 +1 504-304-0576

St Roch Cemeteries and Nearby Sights on Map

L'Art Noir New Orleans

L'Art Noir is an art gallery dedicated to underground and offbeat art

St Roch Market

The St Roch Market at St

Shadowbox Theatre

A small theater on the bohemian side of town, and it's arguably one of the city's best performance venues both for its fringey style points and for its regularly high quality of local and touring performances

Cafe Istanbul

Named after a legendary Frenchmen Street venue of a generation ago, the new Cafe Istanbul is theater space with a bar in the New Orleans Healing Center, a renovated old warehouse building now a community center

Royal Street

Strolling Royal Street by day is as essential a New Orleans experience as Bourbon Street by night

Alombrados Oasis

This Alombrados Oasis is the temple of the Ordo Templi Orientis, a Thelemic initiatory fraternity

Chartres Street

Parallels Bourbon and Royal Streets, one block closer to the river than Royal

St Claude Arts District/SCAD

New Orleans newest & hottest arts district thats not your usual tourist-centric arts destination

Faubourg Marigny

Architecturally, the Marigny is known for its many styles of Creole cottages, most of which date to the 19th century

William Franz Elementary School Building

One of the iconic images of the American Civil Rights Movement era is of the brave little Black girl Ruby Bridges walking into school while crowds of furious White segregations yelled bile, some of them prevented from physically grabbing her only by the presence of Federal marshals