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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.
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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My adult family members & I started our walking tour of the New Orleans Garden District with a self-guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. It was a bright & very hot June morning when we arrived. We were following a descriptive tour guide from...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see NOLA cemetery. It is free and contains a lot of history. One of my favorites is the mausoleum to the destitute boys in the 1800's.

Thank mark f
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a bit of a let down for me , since I had visited a far more impressive cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina last year. Many sites were in disrepair. Again if you have never seen an old fashioned cemetery, it is worth a...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Because of the high water table, New Orleans cemeteries bury bodies above ground in unique ways. I like this cemetery in particular because it is in the Garden district and right across the street from Commeander's Palace.

Thank Mr_PeteBurnsville
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really nice cemetery to spend some time wandering about looking at and photographing the different tombs. Worth a visit.

Thank Mik O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Strongly recommend you go as part of tour or with a tour guide. They are extremely knowledgeable and I don't think you can get much out of it without a tour guide. It was interesting to get a cemetery

Thank Panos S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds have been damaged by the many storms NOLA has had one the years, but the tombs that are in tact are absolutely amazing to look at, peek your curiosity and leave you with many questions to ask!

Thank aamann84
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop at Lafayette Cemetery after a stop at St.Louis Cemetery. We wanted to see an older cemetery. we were lucky enough to get there and find an individual doing tours for tips. It was the best tour we set out on. He...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit if you are in town. Great spot to take interesting pictures. This place really takes you back in time. Also, walk around the neighborhood!

Thank Karla O
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I walked miles around New Orleans, taking in Treme, French Quarter, the Mississippi docks and of course the cemetaries. The walking guides appeared to be good, howver, I simply downloaded a lot of info about the cemetary which I was able to...More

Thank jam551
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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What time are the tours on Saturday may 20?
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.
Sarah M
Are dogs allowed?
10 May 2017|
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Response from Jesse S | Reviewed this property |
My friend and I will be visiting Lafayette No. 1 in a few weeks. We considered booking a tour through Save Our Cemeteries, but we are on somewhat of a tight schedule and would need to leave the cemetery before the official tour ends. I don't mind skipping the tour and just seeing the cemetery at our own leisure, but I'm not sure how safe that would be...? Can anyone here speak to the safety of Lafayette No. 1 cemetery? We would be there in the morning hours, from around 10:30a - 12p. If the cemetery is safe, then we may just tour ourselves within the time that we have. Can anyone help? suggestions? comments? recommendations? Thanks in advance!
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.