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Lafayette Cemetery

1400 block of Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
504-525-3377
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Ranked #27 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
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Type: Cemeteries
Description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

visited with a guide from Save our Cemeteries - educated guide and beautiful final resting place -well worth the $15 and the time.

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Snellville, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

CREEPY but interesting, our tour guide was very informative and it was interesting to actually get to see a New Orleans cemetary in person.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Lives up to all the stories you've heard. The cemeteries are pretty amazing. I highly recommend taking the tour so you can learn about who is buried there and a lot about the history of why they are raised cemeteries and other facts. This is one of the better ones we say and was nice to pair with the Garden... More

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DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was the first visit I did to this cemetary and it was a walking tour make sure you have your tennis shoes on it's quite a walk but worth it.

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Eugene, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Located in the Garden District it's worth it to see especially if your doing a walking tour of the old homes in the area.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We got lucky and ended up at the cemetery right as they were giving the last tour before closing at 4 p.m. The tour was great and the cemetery was fascinating. This wasn't a planned stop for us but I would highly recommend it.

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Nashviile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We toured with the Historic New Orleans Tours as part of a Garden District tour. Great tour and interesting, beautiful cemetery. We had toured St. Louis Cemetery #1 the day before and wondered if they would be too similar. We liked both and enjoyed our time at both cemeteries.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

It was neat walking through and seeing all the old tombs. There is quite a bit of damage though. I'm thinking a tour would be really boring, because once you see it once, it's like a been there done that kind of thing. But it's a nice walk after a filling lunch at Commanders Palace!

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Abbotsford, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had already visited another cemetery that had tombs of much more notable people. It is in poor condition. We did book a tour for the Cemetery and the Garden District. The tour was fine but if you only have time for a visit to one cemetery, I wouldn't pick this one.

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Los Angeles
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I was by myself and had already been to the much larger Cemetary #3 so I have to preface my review because compared to what I had seen this was very small, none of the tombs were as big or as grandiose as what I had seen and they were very close together so overall it was a disappointing cemetery... More

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