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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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Great place to visit

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.

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

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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Paris Crossing, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We had planned to do a self guided tour here, but ran into a man who was willing to show us around. He was fascinating. We found a general who fought in the Civil War and a supreme court judge. Was a very pleasant was to spend part of the afternoon.

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This cemetery is featured in MANY movies about New Orleans so you really should at least walk through it. It is also interesting to see graves from the 1800's that are still being used by local families.

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Eolia, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the most unique things we saw in NOLA. We didn't take a guided tour we just went on our own and saw some of the oldest monuments I've ever seen. Some were surrounded by fencing and some werent. It was kind of morbid but interesting as well. A must see while in New Orleans.

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Ojai, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A bit sad, a very old place. Gruesome stories from our guide. Want to mention that it's a bit horrifying when you try to cross the street in NoLa...they do not stop for you even when you are in a crosswalk!! Don't end up in the cemetery!!

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This had to be one of the most interesting places we visited while in NOLO. Easy walking. Lots of other people and small tours around but not overly crowded. So neat walking around and seeing such old tombstone and crypts. Seems like it should be creepy but not at all. One of the highlights of our trip! This should be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We loved this! So unique and I have never seen anything like this before. Definitely a must see! It was crazy to see the dates on some of them. We thought that they were all older graves until we noticed some of the dates were 2011, 2013. Very cool. Easy to get to by either the 11 bus or the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I found our quiet stroll through Lafayette Cemetery very interesting and worthwhile. As you can see from the photos, most of the tombs are in disrepair. I think that adds to the ambiance. We did not hire a tour guide and enjoyed taking our time and discovering the cemetery on our own.

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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is one of those places you only see pictures of. Easy place to get to, easy walk with amazing age and history. Peacefull walk on a beautiful afternoon. Well worth the time to get an appreciation of the burial process in NO.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans, started in 1833. It is interesting because all the graves are above ground to protect against flooding. There are many unique mausoleums. Fun to visit.

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