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St. John's Historic Cemetery

718 Jackson St, Thibodaux, LA 70301-2732
+1 985-447-2910
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Warning! Be very cautious visiting here!

We had a very unnerving experience visiting this cemetery that had nothing to do with the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Gothiclion
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Fort Pierce, FL
Right by the park!

The graves go back to the 1760's. This is beautiful, historic, and peaceful. There is a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
ggerskine
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Orlando, Florida
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and created in 1843, many historically significant figures are buried here. A peaceful oasis, this Cemetery is more along the lines of a sculpture garden than a cemetery. Guided Tours are available through the NPS via the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve. Contact the Acadian Cultural Center at 314 St. Mary St. Thibodaux 985-448-1375.
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718 Jackson St, Thibodaux, LA 70301-2732
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We had a very unnerving experience visiting this cemetery that had nothing to do with the supernatural. On our last day in Thibodaux, we had wanted to visit the oldest Episcopalian cemetery west of the Mississippi. We worked our way through the tombs westward from...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The graves go back to the 1760's. This is beautiful, historic, and peaceful. There is a fantastic beaver sculpture and a great photo op. Nice to stroll through. This is directly across from the park area where you can have a picnic lunch.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

On our travels, my wife and I always are fascinated by historic cemeteries, from Arlington to Hollywood to Boot Hill. St. John's Historic Cemetery is described as "a peaceful oasis more along the lines of a sculpture garden than a cemetery." Located at 718 Jackson...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Made me come home and research some history! That was fun! Lots of historical names. Easy to get to as well.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

If your into history and cemetery walking, this is a must add to your list. Not too small, not too big. Good mixture of large old tombs mixed with new.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

St. John's Episcopal Church and Cemetery in Thibodaux date to ante-bellum times. If you enter the church, you will notice that the kneelers were made for ladies with hoop shirts. The building was made of brick fired on the land. The church is much as...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This Cemetery now has many informative signs depicting the Cemetery history, a Cemetery map, and the lives of numerous people interred here. The Cemetery is open dawn to dusk, free of charge to visitors, who will not fail to be enthralled.

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Staff was very helpful very well kept. Full of history easy to find. Closes at five. Was helpful in our search

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Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

I had my husband stop here. It was a great step back in time. You really get a sense of how long LA has been here. The graves are timeless. I enjoyed reading about the lives burried here. They have put plaques at key graves...More

Thank diana w
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

I have to visit cemeteries because my wife likes to visit every cemetery to read headstones. There is history here for those like my wife who look for dead relatives.

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