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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the...

The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.

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Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

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A must when you visit New Orleans for the first time. We had a guild, he knew a lot about the history of this type of burial.

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Falls of Rough, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must when you visit New Orleans for the first time. We had a guild, he knew a lot about the history of this type of burial.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was easy to find and easy to get to. I have been to other cemeteries in NOLA and this one is by far the most family friendly due to lack of crazy people and voodoo priests and priestesses. We went (family of four) around 9 in the morning and pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. The guides... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed walking through this cemetery reading the inscriptions on the crypts. Since this is a different way of burial, we found it especially interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were glad we stopped here. We walked from the red hop on and off bus stop about 3 blocks to get to the entrance. It's doesn't take long to browse through all of the very ornate headstones and family burial plots. You could probably spend about 1/2 hour here. Quite interesting to see and the surrounding... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on our way out of New Orleans on a Tuesday morning in January. Parking was easy to find on the street. The houses around the walled cemetery were starting to put up Mardi Gras decorations though one house had a pink Christmas tree in their window. All the gates but one were locked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Streets leading to the cemetery filled with older southern style houses very lovely landscaping. Toured on our own, cemetery staff will answer questions, very help. These plots are owned by families, very small looking shed size containers. These would have to hold many members of the same family? Food/drink and restroom at Starbucks 3 blocks.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great big history lesson in a casual setting and presentation. Learn about old NO customs and the why that goes with them. Learn a little bit about voodoo when you see the Voodoo Queen's burial vault. It is interesting and fun. It gets hot walking around there, because everything, including the ground is white, and reflecting the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not take an organized tour but rather rode the trolley and got off at the cemetery and toured it ourselves. What an interesting and amazing place to visit. You can see and "feel" this history of departed in this place. It gives you an idea of why "voo doo" and odd cultural practices have survived through the years.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have never been to a cemetery that has crypts, than this is a must. I found myself walking around amazed of these structures

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fact that it is FREE was a major plus!!! Parking was easy to find! If you enjoy history and sentiment this is a fascinating place to visit. I used a website on the internet to guide my family through the cemetery with great ease and it provided us with the essential historical references we needed to make this quick stop... More 

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Staying in Garden District

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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 yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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