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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
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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We unfortunately got rained out early so we didn't get to see much of the cemetery, but what we did saw was amazing. Reminds me of the old cemeteries in England.If you plan on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We unfortunately got rained out early so we didn't get to see much of the cemetery, but what we did saw was amazing. Reminds me of the old cemeteries in England.If you plan on going and its a rainy day you may want to check if they are open first...

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What a lovely few minutes we spent exploring the old graveyard in the heart of New Orlean's Garden District. Many of the tombs are deteriorating or in the process of being restored. It's quiet and lovely and in a great part of the city away from the drunks and crowds. Enjoy the silence!

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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Self-tour of an old working cemetery. Lots of crypts in various states of repair. 3 blocks from the tour bus stop. Was extremely hot and humid on our day - may be better if cooler. Neat for the history buffs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great to stroll around, we got a guide who did a quick tour for a very good price he was engaging and entertaining. Get a guide with a badge though.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

So it's a skewed view... Being from Europe, I've seen a whole bunch of old cemeteries with even more amazing graves that this one. But for American standards it is quite cool, I guess!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

When on vacation, the last thing I think to say to my daughter is, "Lets go to a graveyard", but this is New Orleans, and both of us were at awe of the cemetery. We walked around, as i had seen on a website about some famous people buried their, and thank god someone gave us a map, because we... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

One of the cities oldest cemeteries, located in the garden district, it is pretty run down with some (most) sections badly in need of repair, but from a photographers standpoint, it was fantastic. We only had an hour to spend there, but could have spent all day. NOTE IT IT CLOSES AT 3:30 PM EACH DAY.

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Saint John, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When visiting New Orleans going to the Old Cemeteries is a MUST! It is amazing to see how old some of the grave stones are, so much history. In the graves several people are buried & they are above ground crypts. It is so fascinating to explore the grounds. This cemetery is across the street from the famous Commander Restaurant.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Helps capture the spirit of New Orleans! And so easy to walk through. If you are a fan of New Orleans this should be a definite stop for you and right in the lovely Garden District.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a cemetery in the Garden District that is easily accessible from the St. Charles streetcar. We went there on a rainy day and it added to the interesting atmosphere.

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