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Lafayette Cemetery

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Address: 1400 block of Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-525-3377
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Description: 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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I found this cemetery quite by accident on one of my daily walks around the garden district. I walked in and did my own tour that first day. I then added it as a stop on my daily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Vashon, Washington

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had to pay to get in which was different. Interesting reading the old gravestones. Lots of graves damaged & in very bad state of repair. (Katrina??) Worth a visit once to see what the hype is all about.

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Vashon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I found this cemetery quite by accident on one of my daily walks around the garden district. I walked in and did my own tour that first day. I then added it as a stop on my daily walk for the couple of months I stayed in the garden district. I often would tag just behind a tour group to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited this as part of a city tour. A must for every tourist as it is so different from most cemeteries

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A transport bus picked us up at our hotel. The ride to the cemetery was 15 minutes away. In a bus, that's a lifetime. The tour guide was wonderful, friendly and informative. We walked though they entire property. No short cuts. We learned so much. The tour was 3 hours total. You might think it would be macabre but it's... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Saw this tour through a Walking Tour by Foot (which was paired with the garden district and was well worth it). If you only have time for one cemetery I would suggest checking out St. Louis No. 1, but there is some cool history here as well (i.e. Ferguson from the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson case is buried here)

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a tour of this cemetery. I enjoyed seeing all of the old gravestones and hearing stories of how new orleans buries their dead.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was ur first trip to NOLA so we had to stop at Lafayette Cemetery on our way to the Garden District and I am so glad that we decided to do it. We took a walk through the cemetery and it was fascinating to see how well kept the cemetery is, the kids were fascinated with all the "old"... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I know that some of the cemeteries in New Orleans are more popular, but my favorite is Lafayette Cemetery in the gorgeous Garden District. I'd been there before but I brought a friend and we enjoyed such a peaceful stroll. There was only a couple in there with us so we felt like we had the place to ourselves and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Being my first trip to NOLA, the Lafayette Cemetery was a highlight of my day trip. Open to the public, there is no tour guides or fees to pay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

See the cemetery and all the various family and various other above ground tombs. It was a very interesting experience to witness.

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