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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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Awesome example of a NOLA cemetery, great location

My husband had never been to New Orleans before, and he was amazed at the cemeteries you could see from the highway (Metairie/Lake Lawn), and I LOVE walking cemeteries, so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mansfield, Texas

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Mansfield, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband had never been to New Orleans before, and he was amazed at the cemeteries you could see from the highway (Metairie/Lake Lawn), and I LOVE walking cemeteries, so we worked this location into our trip. It's obviously got a lot of old tombs, but there are still active burials going on, too. So, you'll see old and new.... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It seems a little weird to rate a cemetery--especially since it is still an active one--but what a fascinating place! With graves from as far back as the early 19th century, you get a unique perspective on life--and death--from long ago just by observing family names and dates and various burial styles.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It is unusual place and will surprise you at what you may find. It is worth a trip. The history is quite interesting.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Unless there's someone I know or a famous person in it, I'm not that into cemeteries. However, if you're in the Garden District, it's worth a walk through this famous cemetery. All the tombs and tombstones so stacked in a tight place, it is quite different. Take a 1/2 hour to peruse it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went here both as part of a tour and by ourselves. It is right across from Commanders Palace, which makes it an easy site to see--but note the hours, as it is closed in the evening. It will give you a good overview of the burial methods used in New Orleans due in part to the low water table.... More 

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Blairsville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This cemetery is located in the Garden District. It is very old, I believe it was established in the early 1800's. It was beautiful in it's disheveled appearance. The grass and greenery was growing out of control, and the tombs, though beautiful, were broken and discolored. I'm assuming a lot of the damage is from Hurricane Katrina. I would definitely... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We did our own tour here so much of the history was just in the dates on the tombstones. This is one place (or any cemetery) I wish we'd have done a guided tour so we get get a better sense of the architecture and names we were seeing.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a cemetery that you can walk around in for hours. It has so much to admire. It's across from Commander's Palace and in the Garden District. Anne Rice's family is buried here among others who have great life stories. It's a beautiful place.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visiting is seeing an unusual historical location combined with a feeling sadness, being a bit morbid, strange, and very interesting. You can walk in on your own or pay a guide to give you details on the residents. We opted for a casual stroll at our own pace. Interesting to see the history of New Orleans. Has a plot for... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

If you are already in the area do a walk thru. Would not make a special trip to see. The kids liked reading information on some of the older graves.

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Address: Address: 1400 block of Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-525-3377
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District

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