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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-658-3781
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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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Wow, unlike anything I'd seen before.

This was the only cemetery we found that we could drive to and visit without a tour guide. Easy to get to, felt, fairyly safe, there were a few other people visitng when we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the only cemetery we found that we could drive to and visit without a tour guide. Easy to get to, felt, fairyly safe, there were a few other people visitng when we were there. I am a genealogist and have been in many cemeteries, had never been in this type above ground. It's sad to see the condition... More 

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Dumont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very cool cemetery! Owned by the city and volunteers are there to help you find what you might be looking for. This was a great place to learn bout NOLA's burial culture.. don't miss this..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking around Garden District we stumbled upon this historic cemetery. Free admission, so we went in. The place might give you chills, but at the same time so beautiful. Tombs hold generations of several families and it's very interesting to read the writings on them. It's better to visit with a tour, since the guides tell all exciting and interesting... More 

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National Harbor, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get a guide or pick up a copy of local cemeteries to ensure you know the ins and outs of how the cemetery is set up and where various groups of people are buried. Very little shade, if traveling during warm months. Keep your walking shoes on, you can continue to many other nearby venues.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked here from the French Quarter District which is about an hour at a normal pace. Note: the entry is on the Washington Street side, we made the mistake of walking ALL the way around before realising we were so close to the entry in the beginning!! As with a lot of New Orleans, the cemetery is quite rundown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a fun walk for our family. The kids were a little scared at times but they're little so it's understandable. We didn't do a guided tour so we did have some questions along the way. There were several graves covered in X's. We were able to find out that these are the graves of witch doctors. My wife... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know why cemeteries have such a fascination - perhaps it's being confronted with the past on a rather personal level. The Lafayette Cemetery is very interesting, very historic, and we even learnt the origins of the saying, "I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole". We paid a modest amount (I think about $5 each) for a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on,y because my friends insist. I stayed only a few minutes because i felt it was disrespectful to trample around in the final resting place of so many souls. A good stop for those interested in New Orleans History. Sign up for a walking tour if this is your thing.

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Marysville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such an interesting place. Great to walk and take in all the history. Nice and quiet, a peaceful place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very rich in history......did not do the tour with a guide. Explored the tombs on our own. Amazing how old most of the tombs are.

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Staying in Garden District

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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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