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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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Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and...
Ranked #32 of 163 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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New Castle, IN
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

He approached us politely and as we thought about it, a group of a few women came in and so we all decided to do his fifteen minute tour. He works for tips we gave him ten bucks. It was worth it. He explained the burial process and showed us different types of tombs and a couple famous people. He... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited this cemetery few days after touring the St. Louis cemetery no. 1 Frankly I liked this one a lot better. Although St. Louis cemetery is bigger and has more "celebrities", I found Lafayette to be more serene and peaceful. I'm glad I took a guided tour of St. Louis cemetery though so I had better knowledge of the funerary... More

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Toronto, Canada
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33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We walked around the Garden district and happened upon this famous cemetery. Very interesting and reminded my of the famous cemetery in Buenos Aires but not as large. Some of the grave stones, crypts in a state of disrepair, but that's just history alive. Wouldn't want to be there at night near Halloween though. Worth the visit.

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Tigard, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Mother and I visited this cemetery on recommendation of the lady who ran the bed and breakfast we were staying in the Garden District. She said St Louis is much more generic. The oone in the French Quarter has streets wide enough to drive a car through, not long ago a film did just that. I found Lafayette fascinating, although... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I arrived at closing time, our tour guide Marcus was awesome and took us in for a tour! He was very informative and answered every question! Only charged $5 per person, but I gave him $10!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sadly in a state of serious disrepair but on balance probably still worth a wander round if you are in the Garden District. Loads of Irish & German names in the Cemetery. Easy to get to of the St Charles Streetcar up to Washington Ave then a short walk. You can easily incorporate a visit into wandering round the beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The grass is overgrown, many of the graves were sadly unkempt and forgotten (in these cases most times it's because there was no one left in that family to care for the graves)...and yet there was a certain beauty about it all. It did break my heart to see grown young people crawling inside an open vandalized crypt for photo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Took our own walk thru the cemetery. It is an awesome place to visit. Closes at 3 so go early. Almost sad to see the tombs in such disrepair.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This cemetery is easy enough to get to by taking the St Charles trolley. It is located right across from the Commander's Palace restaurant and there were plenty of tour groups and tourists there, so we felt relatively safe. There are no bathroom facilities, but if it's summertime, definitely bring water with you because it is in the blazing sun... More

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The cemetery was part of what it's like to be in New Orleans. There is more than drinking and partying. Have a historic vacation. The cemetery gives way to the lives (and deaths) of the people who lived there in the past. Graves being on top of the ground, instead of in the ground. Written on the tombs of departed... More

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