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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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NYC, NY
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183 reviews 183 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This cemetery is easy enough to get to by taking the St Charles trolley. It is located right across from the Commander's Palace restaurant and there were plenty of tour groups and tourists there, so we felt relatively safe. There are no bathroom facilities, but if it's summertime, definitely bring water with you because it is in the blazing sun... More

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The cemetery was part of what it's like to be in New Orleans. There is more than drinking and partying. Have a historic vacation. The cemetery gives way to the lives (and deaths) of the people who lived there in the past. Graves being on top of the ground, instead of in the ground. Written on the tombs of departed... More

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Crestview, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This cemetery is a must see for the visitors interested in history. It has many interesting and intricate designs on the burial plots/tombstones. Who knows? Why you're there you may also encounter a spirit or two...

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Caribbean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We arrived at the cemetery as a result of getting the day pass on the St.Charles street car which stops very near to the cemetery. When we walked into the cemetery, there were several groups being guided around and we met a young man there who approached us to ask if we wanted a tour. The price he said would... More

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Heard about the many cemeteries in New Orleans and being that parent of a teenager who watched many vampire television shows this was an excuse for a little culture as this is the movie cemetery that many tv shows and movies film at. We ran into Carla and she offered a tour at a reasonable price to shed some history... More

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This small cemetery is located across from Commander's Palace restaurant. It has odd hours, so check when it's open. Walking tours of the Garden District or Haunted History often include Lafayette. Fans of Anne Rice's Vampire novels will recognize it from the books and movie.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went on a garden district tour with "Haunted History Tours" and this cemetery was included in the tour. It was a nice surprise since we love to tour cemetery's. Our tour guide was awesome and it was worth the $. He was very knowledgable about the history of this place. He will answer all questions. It is neat to... More

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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went on the ghost tour and ended in this cemetery. It was very interesting hearing the guide talk about the history. I actually just enjoyed walking around and reading the different dates on the tombstones. It was a beautiful day and perfect for meandering through the cemetery and taking in all the history from the different families that had... More

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stlphotogal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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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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