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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 #27 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
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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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Metro DC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cemetery. I didn't understand why cemeteries are such a big deal when touring New Orleans, until we stumbled upon this one. Then I finally got the meaning of exquisite decay. Perhaps it was the light that made it such an amazing place? Slightly overcast, which made for stunning photography. It's also a safe neighborhood (right across from Commander's Palace... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We were looking for the Garden District and just stumbled upon this very old cemetery on Easter Sunday. There was no one there and the gates were open so we went in to look around. If you have never seen above ground graves this is really something to see. The tombs are very old and the engravings on them are... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

visited with a guide from Save our Cemeteries - educated guide and beautiful final resting place -well worth the $15 and the time.

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Snellville, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

CREEPY but interesting, our tour guide was very informative and it was interesting to actually get to see a New Orleans cemetary in person.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Lives up to all the stories you've heard. The cemeteries are pretty amazing. I highly recommend taking the tour so you can learn about who is buried there and a lot about the history of why they are raised cemeteries and other facts. This is one of the better ones we say and was nice to pair with the Garden... More

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DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was the first visit I did to this cemetary and it was a walking tour make sure you have your tennis shoes on it's quite a walk but worth it.

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Eugene, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Located in the Garden District it's worth it to see especially if your doing a walking tour of the old homes in the area.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We got lucky and ended up at the cemetery right as they were giving the last tour before closing at 4 p.m. The tour was great and the cemetery was fascinating. This wasn't a planned stop for us but I would highly recommend it.

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Nashviile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We toured with the Historic New Orleans Tours as part of a Garden District tour. Great tour and interesting, beautiful cemetery. We had toured St. Louis Cemetery #1 the day before and wondered if they would be too similar. We liked both and enjoyed our time at both cemeteries.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

It was neat walking through and seeing all the old tombs. There is quite a bit of damage though. I'm thinking a tour would be really boring, because once you see it once, it's like a been there done that kind of thing. But it's a nice walk after a filling lunch at Commanders Palace!

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