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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-658-3781
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
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The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-658-3781
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a shame of how unkkept the cemetary is, but beautiful nonetheless. It was interesting to look at all the different archeitectural designs used. I hope the city does more to start preserving these places. Saw a black cat while I was there....my cue to...More

1  Thank Mik A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun place to visit, especially with a guided tour (we took Two Chick's) so you can get some history behind the cemetery.

Thank bolkin
Reviewed 4 days ago

This cemetery is in the Garden District and in a safe area. There were a lot of people touring it when we visited and we felt safe. I visited another cemetery(St. Louis?) last time we visited and we didn't stay-felt very vulnerable.

1  Thank maggiesmomColumbus
Reviewed 4 days ago

It´s an historic and interesting place to visit. You can se one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans. Make sure to have a guide, since there is a lot of stories surrounding the graves,

1  Thank Alfredo F
Reviewed 4 days ago

And folks are still being interred here, as we found when we visited and a veteran was being laid to rest. Interesting memorial park. Quiet place to meditate.

Thank Sammie G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting an older cemetery is a must do while in New Orleans; their burials are very unique to this area. This cemetery is where they filmed Double Jeopardy. Even on a sunny nice day it has such an odd feeling. Take a tour if you...More

1  Thank EmsTravler
Reviewed 5 days ago

This cemetery isn't far from Commander's Palace. There are often tour guides outside, men selling cold water which is great for hot days. There is plenty of restoration going on here and is a peaceful place to visit. We did our tour with Save our...More

1  Thank TipiHaereNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

worth a tour if your a first timer. Must have a guide - not open to public without a guide. Interesting architecture and tombs.

Thank swpayne
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped here as part of a New Orleans Tour and just, wow! Learning the story behind why they stopped burying their dead like this, what certain notations mean on the tombs and the tombs themselves was so interesting. And the detail of some of these...More

1  Thank Deonna2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a tour of the Garden District which included this cemetery. It was a fantastic place to explore history and walk through.

Thank Sherry T
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New
Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking
streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions,
picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded
down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful
churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a
brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the
Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give
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20 May 2017|
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Response from travelinmen | Reviewed this property |
We did a self guided tour using our phone app. It was perfect. We went at our own pace.
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10 May 2017|
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31 October 2016|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
I would concur with the four responses above on every note. Don't even bother with a tour here. You can find info on the internet about specific graves within the cemetary if you like.