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Lafayette Cemetery

1400 block of Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
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Ranked #32 of 174 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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125 reviews 125 reviews
54 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
33 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Crestview, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This cemetery is a must see for the visitors interested in history. It has many interesting and intricate designs on the burial plots/tombstones. Who knows? Why you're there you may also encounter a spirit or two...

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113 reviews 113 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We arrived at the cemetery as a result of getting the day pass on the St.Charles street car which stops very near to the cemetery. When we walked into the cemetery, there were several groups being guided around and we met a young man there who approached us to ask if we wanted a tour. The price he said would... More

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Staten Island, New York
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Heard about the many cemeteries in New Orleans and being that parent of a teenager who watched many vampire television shows this was an excuse for a little culture as this is the movie cemetery that many tv shows and movies film at. We ran into Carla and she offered a tour at a reasonable price to shed some history... More

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203 reviews 203 reviews
47 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This small cemetery is located across from Commander's Palace restaurant. It has odd hours, so check when it's open. Walking tours of the Garden District or Haunted History often include Lafayette. Fans of Anne Rice's Vampire novels will recognize it from the books and movie.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went on a garden district tour with "Haunted History Tours" and this cemetery was included in the tour. It was a nice surprise since we love to tour cemetery's. Our tour guide was awesome and it was worth the $. He was very knowledgable about the history of this place. He will answer all questions. It is neat to... More

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