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Lafayette Cemetery

1400 block of Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
504-525-3377
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Ranked #30 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries
Description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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stlphotogal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

After visiting both St. John's 1 & 2 and St. Louis #1 we took a side trip to this cemetery as it was featured in the recent television program "American Horror Story: Coven". It was very sad to see the disrepair of many tombs in this particular resting place. We, unfortunately, didn't get to spend a good bit of time... More

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just in front of the from the Command Palace restaurant is this cemetery. We returned our Groupon coupon as this cemetery was accessible and free. There are 'guides' there if you want an impromptu tour. Most of the cemeteries have limited hours in the mornings for the public,nice place full of histories

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Dallas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you have a chance to take a walk between rows of beautiful family tombs and monuments, do. It's just like something out of a movie. And this cemetery has literally been in many movies -- there's so much detail and meaning behind each piece that it's easy to lose yourself in this bit of history.

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San Antonio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have never seen the tombs above ground until I visited New Orleans Louisiana. My cousin wanted to go visit Lafayette Cemetery and so we did. I took photos of my own, tombs decorated, different sizes and some broken, I was actually able to see bones through the broken bricks.

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East Rockaway, New York, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A walk through was interesting and spooky. Amazing to see the above ground burials. Even the walls surrounding the cemetery are graves.

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York, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was a very nice place to vist everything was old looking some of the graves were as old as the 1800s others were as new as 2010. But nobody really takes care of the lawn weeds were growing all over the places and even through the graves. and be careful the hours are slim 10ish to 2:30.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When I was planning my visit to NOLA on the top of my list was to visit a cemetery. I had seen pictures of the above ground tombs and I had to see them in person. I was staying near the French Quarter and took a cab to the cemetery. I didn't go on an organized tour. I really enjoyed... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Across from the Commodore Palace is this cemetery. We returned our Groupon coupon as this cemetery was accessible and free. There are 'guides' there if you want an impromptu tour. Most of the cemeteries have limited hours in the mornings for the public.

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Ohio
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This cemetery is in a better neighborhood (right next to Commander's Palace) and there is usually someone there offering tours if you desire. The St. Charles street car line is under some construction right now so you ride for part of the way and have to be bused to travel the gap due to construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

For $5 each, Carla gave a a tour of the cemetery. (Warning it does close at 2 but Carla saw about 12 of us interested and stayed a little longer to give us a tour too). She is a wealth of information and it was very interesting. Ask her tons of questions!!

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