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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-658-3781
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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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no need for a GUIDE here - larger than St. louis

Got here via bus - and entrance fee - NONE , but we had taken a short guided tour of the St. Louis cemetery and , sort-of knew about the crypts and family names and how families... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Huntington Beach, California

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got here via bus - and entrance fee - NONE , but we had taken a short guided tour of the St. Louis cemetery and , sort-of knew about the crypts and family names and how families are to ' maintain ' the family settings ? Names here not quite as old as in St. Louis old , but located... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved finally getting to walk through this historic cemetery. It was very cool & a little eerie. Would love to do it at night next time!

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Eldorado, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in NOLA, you have to tour this place! The deep, rich, history here is extremely interesting! Very old monuments, famous families, not to mention a very famous voo doo queen! It is such a cool place to see

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful cemetery and worthwhile going to visit. From reading other reviews online it was advised not to go here alone and to have a tour guide but to be honest, there were loads of people around and I felt very safe (it was so busy that I had to wait for ages to take pictures with people not... More 

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Thank KerryAma
Orangeburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cemetery in the Garden District is well known and is right across from Commander's Palace. I believe it is considered a safe place to visit unlike the St. Louis cemeteries. There are many interesting crypts to see here. Burials are above ground since the water table is such that below ground is mud. Remember that N.O. is mostly below... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely worth visiting. Cemeteries in New Orleans have a unique feel. Can spend 20 minutes walking through.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a tour and found it interesting. However, the cemetery was very busy with other tour groups and it was difficult to get near the tombs that were most popular and it made it difficult to hear a lot of the things our guide was saying. Also interesting was eavesdropping on other tours... lots of the facts were slightly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Maybe I would feel different if we would have taken tour and heard those cool stories about people burried in in this cemetery, cos thats what really makes these things, right? It was nice and would recommed if you are in the area but I wouldn´t maybe come just for this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Finding a parking spot for the cemetery wasn't hard at all...there was plenty of on street parking and we were there on a Tuesday morning. We reserved the tour online before we left for our vacation (with Save Our Cemeteries) and it was approx. $30 for three of us. We met our tour guide outside the gates. There were probably... More 

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the first time I visited Lafayette Cemetery and I was glad I did. Very typical New Orleans cemetery, lots of Irish and German graves, as well as, sad children's resting places.

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.