St. John's Historical Cemetery

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St. John's Historical Cemetery

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, St. Johns Cemetery was created in 1843 and features uniquely built tombs and monuments representing past craftsmanship and cultural traditions. It has often been referred to as a "sculpture garden" because of the beautifully built sculptures and granite carvings that make the cemetery feel more like a work of art. Prominent founders of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish and the region are buried here, along with former Louisiana statesman and officials. The former childhood sweetheart of U.S. Grant is even resting here. 

Take a self-guided tour of the historic cemetery anytime from dawn till dusk. Group tours are welcomed and guided tours are available upon request. For more information please visit the St. John's Historic Cemetery website.

You can download a copy of the cemetery map here.


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