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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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Ranked #54 of 458 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was definitely one of the smaller, less impressive ones that we saw in New Orleans, but still a neat place to go for a gander. Lots of people milling around so we felt pretty safe, with lots of old mausoleums but nothing super large or grand. We used it as an intro to cemeteries in New Orleans, and for... More 

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Its a Cemetery, what more can you say, I wouldn't want to be in there at night. It is worth seeing and stroll through the place but not by yourself that's for sure, a lot of visitors here so we felt safe plus we were with a private guide who took us there

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Evansville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The boys had fun searching for names they recognized as we meandered through the cemetery. It was interesting to see very cute heels placed outside on vault in lieu of flowers. Each to their own!!!

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San Francisco, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Rich in history and filled with melancholic beauty. Consider getting a guide; join a tour or engage one of them by the entrance. The guide will be able to tell you the history of the unique cemeteries in New Orleans, explain how the mausoleums function, and fill you in on some local lore. Truly fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We took a $5 tour for a half our from a guide that was at the gate offering. All the guides are licensed so they know their stuff. It was interesting to hear about how the tombs work and see notable ones. Having a guide explain things makes the crumbling and worn down look of the tombs make sense. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Second oldest Cemetary, must be visited with a good guide to get the full experience. Located in the Garden District and accessible by the Green line. Get a cup of Coffee at the Rink across the street. Visit the wonderful homes in the area after.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Much of the cemetery is crumbling. There are some interesting tombs, but I think I should have gone on a guided tour to get the full experience. As it was, I didn't feel like staying for more than 20 minutes. But I don't regret visiting, and I suggest that this is a good place to visit if you are only... More 

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I tripped across this and we are glad we did. I don't know what's so fascinating about these New Orleans cemeteries but they were. Old cemetery was fascinating with some creepy thrown in. But don't miss strolling through the rows of little "houses" interesting!

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Illinois
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Stumbled across this on a trolley tour of the Garden district. Wasn't too thrilled to go to a cemetery but once I was there I was glad to experience the history. The tombs dated as far back as the 1800's and it was amazing how young people were when they died back then and on some of the tombs it... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Have always seen places like this in the movies, and could not wait to finally see it in person. Very cool! Saw a crypt dated 1868, and 2010! The ivy and moss growing all around add to the charm. Nice to see how respectful everyone was while there.

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