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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-658-3781
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The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Garden District
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"charles streetcar"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to go! We took a tour with Gray Line Tours and Madge was our guide! It was a great experience and really interesting to learn so much history of New Orleans.

Thank Misty S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did walking tours of 2 cemeteries in NOLA on a recent trip. What sets Lafayette No. 1 apart is that you technically don't need a tour guide to enter (it is city owned, rather than owned by the archdiocese (like the famous St. Louis...More

1  Thank WandrTheWrld
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now I know the reason why they bury above ground. Very interesting to learn about some of the famous people buried there and how they can put so many people in 1 grave.

1  Thank felber42018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found a self guided walking tour online that gave very specific directions that were easy to follow... Learned about the history of the cemetery and history of symbols used. Very informative and interesting to see such old tombs and learn some of the background about...More

Thank Angie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone should walk and see the cemeteries in New Orleans. The mausoleums are unique to this area and are well worth the time it takes to walk through them. They are very interesting.

Thank MiMischa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lafayette Cemetery is in the middle of a beautiful neighborhood across from the Comander's Palace, and looks a little better kept than St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 and 3 (off by the noise of Hwy. 10.) We had Gabriel, of Haunted History tours, lead us...More

Thank itybitybrunette
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has some interesting gravesites and tombs, along with nice shady alleys for walking. Easy access of the St. Charles streetcar line, and free. Get there early since it closes around 2.

Thank MissLaughsALot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting place to visit. Lots of history, a must see. It is free but download the free walking tour.

1  Thank JudyBM24
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Either hire a guide or learn about this cemetery before visiting. Just an FYI some of the entrances are chained closed.

Thank kesrock
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to walk through and see the history. Only negative was the homeless people panhandling why you are trying to walk around.

Thank tncouple222
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amystery726
15 March 2018|
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Response from Travelgurl1956 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is free. Closes early afternoon, not remembering the exact time.
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sadlermary
19 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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Sarah M
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