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Lafayette Cemetery

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Address: 1400 block of Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-525-3377
Description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the...
The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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Village of the Dead

Easy to find FREE parking with NO admission fee. Wear walking shoes and bring the camera. We did have to deal with a man in a wheelchair at the gate who was asking for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Easy to find FREE parking with NO admission fee. Wear walking shoes and bring the camera. We did have to deal with a man in a wheelchair at the gate who was asking for money. Nice neighborhood with a feeling of security. Restaurant across the street if one needs a meal. Many others walking the cemetery. Burial place of civil... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Our hotel in New Orleans was in the Garden District so we chose to visit this cemetery and stroll through the wonderful neighborhood near it. My grandchildren were fascinated by the age and condition of the mausoleums. They read the information on several of the tombs and then figured out how long the people lived or how many family members... More 

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Whyalla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I chose to visit Lafayette Cemetery because of its pop culture associations with Anne Rice and the movies Double Jeopardy and Dracula 2000. There are a lot of tour companies to choose from if you want to do a guided tour, I personally chose Save Our Cemeteries as they are a non-for-profit organisation and funds donated through the tour go... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This small cemetery sits next to the Garden District so we figure it would be worth a visit. It turned out to be really fascinating - mostly because we decided to tag along with a guide ($5 a person). Our guide, Carol, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. She explained the above-ground burial traditions and debunked a few myths. It would... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had to visit an above ground cemetery while in New Orleans. It is right at the start of the garden district self guided tour. We walked around the cemetery looking at the different ways to bury people above ground. A must see while here.

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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

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

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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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 via mobile

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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