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Lafayette Cemetery

Address: 1400 block of Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
Phone Number: 504-525-3377
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Ranked #32 of 190 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Have always seen places like this in the movies, and could not wait to finally see it in person. Very cool! Saw a crypt dated 1868, and 2010! The ivy and moss growing all around add to the charm. Nice to see how respectful everyone was while there.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our tour guide was very informative and personable; and then we had the good fortune to meet a young woman who was restoring one of the tombs and she gave us such good information about how the process went and was so personable.

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Chicago, Il
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Get to it on washington street off the st charles line. Lots of old graves, some newer ones. Its still an active cemetery, which surprised me. A lot of the stone work is falling apart, but that's part of the charm. Probably get a lot more out of it on a tour.

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

A can't miss if you enjoy history and unique cemeteries. We toured on our own, although there was a guided tour group touring while we were there. It was really quite beautiful and full of history. We enjoyed it. My husband does not share my love for old cemeteries but actually enjoyed it as well. Loved looking at the segregation... More 

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Brisbane
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60 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

You can park in the surrounding streets. The tours are supposed to be good but I was happy to stroll around at my own leisure. Lots of interesting tombs to see. You can notice the elite area and segregation between denominations also. Afterwards stroll through some of the surrounding streets and see some of the best houses in the French... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Carla made the tour both informative and entertaining with lots of laughs and amusing anecdotes. I knew nothing of the history of this cemetary nor the unique burial practices. Carla is able to project her voice so hearing in the back of the group was not a problem. Kids were on the tour and I don't think it was creepy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Overall, I was very pleased with this cemetery. Some of the graves are very old, and the design is incredible. Unfortunately, some of the graves were vandalized and some were beyond repair. It was really ruined the atmosphere of the place.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We were touring the Garden District so we went here as well. It was nice, but tons of guided tours coming through and it just doesn't have the majesty of Metairie or the historic feel of St. Louis #1.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

back into the 1800's as you stroll thru this free attraction...its jam packed with interesting grave sites and structures...its right down the street from the commanders palace

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Phila. PA
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

John our guide enjoys his volunteer job very much. He asked if we were in a rush as he had so much information to share the tour could take 1 1/2 hours. We weren't in a rush so off we went. During the tour he incorporated so much information about the cemetery and how burials are done in the past... More 

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