Very old cemetery. Guided tours offered. You can walk through in your own. Free admission. We spent about an hour walking through.
About Lafayette Cemetery No.1
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Of all my cemetery tours and wanderings, this is my favorite. This shaded and quiet place houses some amazing famous people, has been featured in countless movies, and has interesting architecture truly making it the city of the dead. Each tomb is carefully secured, and...More
This is a must see cemetery. The history and monuments were amazing. I have a fire department and to see the tombs of past firefighters and how they were in a monument together was so brotherly.
This is one place you simply have to see while in New Olreans. This cemetery is hauntingly beautiful, with so many old structures. It does close at 3, so I would recommend a morning visit, before the heat kicks in.
Didn't do a tour and did find the touristy Commander's Palace across the street. Interesting culture and offerings of vegetables around the cemetery. It was hot but after a few days \very nice and acclimated with skin glistening! Delicious food-- best I've had anywhere is...More
Visiting this cemetery is a unique experience situated in the Garden District. Can easily be walked through but would advise using a tour guide to learn the history.
We bypassed the tour guides and spent 30 minutes walking around. *Sure it's a cemetery but it's not like cemeteries in other areas. *Yes, it's old, but guess what? People died in the 1800s too. *Yes, some are rundown, but how many people would include...More
People are not buried in the ground in New Orleans due to the high water levels. All are buried in tombs or buildings above the ground. Some are used by the same families for multiple generations. This was interesting as we were told that the...More
While not one of the more extraordinary cemeteries in New Orleans, Lafayette Cemetery #1 is worth a walk through, if you're in the area. I happened to be in the neighborhood and I realized I hadn't been here in a while, so I decided to...More
It was very interesting to learn the customs of the locals when burying their family members. It was shocking to learn how many are in each crypt. We also learned that the saying "I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole" came from cemeteries...More