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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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  • Average11%
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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Garden District
Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-658-3781
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Part of our free walking tour took in the Lafayette cemetary. One of the oldest cemeteries in Louisiana. All graves are above ground and home to some of Louisiana's oldest families. It is easy to navigate around the different sections of the cemetery with footpaths...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Above ground morsoleums. Due to the high water table all the cemetarys have above gound structures and often it is with all the generations of families or even group with similar professions, such as chefs, which is huge in this region,

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very solemn, eerie, cemetery. But one you must see! The pathways between the crypts are clear & easy to walk. We went in December so dress for the weather. It sets the mood for some good & eerie pictures. This is the cemetery Madame...More

Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Historic site to visit when i Garden district. Placeed near the main street its easy to find. Lots of people and sould be a bit svary if you ´re not comfortable with dead and grave yards. Interesting spots where several known films has been done.

Thank 12JeanetteH
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located in the heart of the Garden District you will find Lafayette Cemetary no. 1. It is the oldest city operated cemetaries in New Orleans. The cemetary is lined up with old oak trees so it gets a park like feeling. It is an above...More

1  Thank Yvon D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We strolled through here during our tour of the garden district. Great walk through history and something unique. We did not do the guided tour...in and out in under 30 minutes.

Thank Stewart E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here by accident while walking toward Magazine Street on Halloween weekend. Compared to the St. Louis cemetery that is overly crowded. We took our time looking at he tombs and were not rushed at all. We did our own tour with just pulling...More

1  Thank Gaby M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is free parking if you can find it on the street. We wanted to be able to spend more time at this cemetery, but we were not able to because we got there later than expected. What we did see was really interesting and...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place (and conveniently located across the street from Commanders Palace!) to get anice overview and historical content of the unique cemeteries in New Orleans.

1  Thank ubjafe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting a cemetery like this was just surreal. First time to the south and to New Orleans you see these in books and movies etc...but seeing it in real life and the history behind it and it just blows you away. It is right opposite...More

1  Thank Skiingk
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.
Sarah M
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.