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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...
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Ranked #32 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Overall, I was very pleased with this cemetery. Some of the graves are very old, and the design is incredible. Unfortunately, some of the graves were vandalized and some were beyond repair. It was really ruined the atmosphere of the place.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We were touring the Garden District so we went here as well. It was nice, but tons of guided tours coming through and it just doesn't have the majesty of Metairie or the historic feel of St. Louis #1.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

back into the 1800's as you stroll thru this free attraction...its jam packed with interesting grave sites and structures...its right down the street from the commanders palace

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Phila. PA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

John our guide enjoys his volunteer job very much. He asked if we were in a rush as he had so much information to share the tour could take 1 1/2 hours. We weren't in a rush so off we went. During the tour he incorporated so much information about the cemetery and how burials are done in the past... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Although we did a guided tour of St. Louis No. 1, we walked through this cemetery on our own. Unlike St. Louis No. 1, this has trees and is less crowded (both in terms of people visiting and also in terms of tomb spacing). Many of the tombs are in worse shape, but some are newer as well. We felt... More 

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New Castle, IN
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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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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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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
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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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