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This one is for the more intrepid. It’s not so easy to reach or find, but it’s worth seeking out. Dating to the mid-1800s, this former burial ground for indigents is the rare New Orleans cemetery with nearly all in-ground graves. They are maintained by the families—or not maintained at all, in many cases—which results in its particular, folk-art appeal, with hand-drawn markers and family memorabilia scattered about. It’s incredibly picturesque and poignant in its own way.