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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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Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and...
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Ranked #32 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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Winter Springs, Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

back into the 1800's as you stroll thru this free attraction...its jam packed with interesting grave sites and structures...its right down the street from the commanders palace

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Phila. PA
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

John our guide enjoys his volunteer job very much. He asked if we were in a rush as he had so much information to share the tour could take 1 1/2 hours. We weren't in a rush so off we went. During the tour he incorporated so much information about the cemetery and how burials are done in the past... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Although we did a guided tour of St. Louis No. 1, we walked through this cemetery on our own. Unlike St. Louis No. 1, this has trees and is less crowded (both in terms of people visiting and also in terms of tomb spacing). Many of the tombs are in worse shape, but some are newer as well. We felt... More 

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New Castle, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

He approached us politely and as we thought about it, a group of a few women came in and so we all decided to do his fifteen minute tour. He works for tips we gave him ten bucks. It was worth it. He explained the burial process and showed us different types of tombs and a couple famous people. He... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited this cemetery few days after touring the St. Louis cemetery no. 1 Frankly I liked this one a lot better. Although St. Louis cemetery is bigger and has more "celebrities", I found Lafayette to be more serene and peaceful. I'm glad I took a guided tour of St. Louis cemetery though so I had better knowledge of the funerary... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We walked around the Garden district and happened upon this famous cemetery. Very interesting and reminded my of the famous cemetery in Buenos Aires but not as large. Some of the grave stones, crypts in a state of disrepair, but that's just history alive. Wouldn't want to be there at night near Halloween though. Worth the visit.

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Tigard, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Mother and I visited this cemetery on recommendation of the lady who ran the bed and breakfast we were staying in the Garden District. She said St Louis is much more generic. The oone in the French Quarter has streets wide enough to drive a car through, not long ago a film did just that. I found Lafayette fascinating, although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I arrived at closing time, our tour guide Marcus was awesome and took us in for a tour! He was very informative and answered every question! Only charged $5 per person, but I gave him $10!

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Salisbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sadly in a state of serious disrepair but on balance probably still worth a wander round if you are in the Garden District. Loads of Irish & German names in the Cemetery. Easy to get to of the St Charles Streetcar up to Washington Ave then a short walk. You can easily incorporate a visit into wandering round the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The grass is overgrown, many of the graves were sadly unkempt and forgotten (in these cases most times it's because there was no one left in that family to care for the graves)...and yet there was a certain beauty about it all. It did break my heart to see grown young people crawling inside an open vandalized crypt for photo... More 

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