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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
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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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Oh holy smokes, make sure you check the closing time.

I've been here before but took some friends to see it on this trip. We took the streetcar down, which was fun. Upon arriving at the cemetery, imagine our disappointment when the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Albuquerque, Nm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been here before but took some friends to see it on this trip. We took the streetcar down, which was fun. Upon arriving at the cemetery, imagine our disappointment when the attendant drove through in his truck yelling (yes yelling) at everyone that it was time to leave. We had been there *maybe* five minutes. Our fault, 100%, no... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a guided tour with a guide from Spielman's Gallery across from Commander's Palace, which was very educational. We learned a lot about the tombs, like the architecture, the symbolism, and the different types of tombs. The cemetery is amazing...and actually beautiful. I wish we could've spent half a day at it. Plus, it's in the Garden District, far... More 

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Flemingsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much history and culture for a cemetery. We are Ohio and Kentucky so it was educational to see the variance of culture and history YES even in a tomb. wouldn't suggest going in a wheelchair, Way bumpy!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to go here (or another cemetery) with someone who can explain the traditions of burial in New Orleans from long ago to present. Quite interesting!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a tour with Miss Carla. Initially we were going to just walk around, really glad we did not. Take a tour with one of the many people at the gate who offer. Extremely knowledgeable. I brought that knowledge home and shared with my family. Loved the visit and the information and history.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took in the last tour of the day, just before closing. Tour guide was very informative and entertaining. I would not have gotten all that info and background just walking through on my own, so glad we happened upon this at the last minute as we were were walking by!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we did the save our cemetery tour of Lafayette cemetery. this was led by a volunteer, and all the proceeds go to the non profit to help with restoration. It was wonderful! Our tour guide was a retired dermatologist whose family has been in new orleans for over 100 years. What a lovely, well-informed and interesting guide! We LOVED this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked around this cemetery and overheard around five different tour guides give snippets of their talks. They had some interesting things to say, but maybe I'm just not that interested in cemeteries. The architecture and carvings of the graves were interesting, and i noticed some rehab work was being done to revive the cemetery. I can't imagine spending a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful old cemetery to wander around in at the Garden District. If you're interested in a tour, those are easy to arrange also. It's right across the street from Commanders Palace and has been the location for many movies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit cemetery in NOLA in the Garden District. Give yourself enough time to wander around because most cemeteries close at 3pm. This one is very large and I could have easily spent several hours there.

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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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