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Lafayette No. 1

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Address: 1427 Sixth St, New Orleans, LA
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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New Orleans Garden District Ghost Tour

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A safe and interesting place to wander

If you have never been to one of the above ground cemeteries in New Orleans choose this one. It is in the garden district just a block or so off of the St Charles street car... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Mansfield, Texas
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Mansfield, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you have never been to one of the above ground cemeteries in New Orleans choose this one. It is in the garden district just a block or so off of the St Charles street car line. You will se a great variety of tombs. Read the dates to get an idea of some of the history of the place.... More 

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Columbus, OH
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were lucky to run into Marcus, who does tours for tips in the cemetery. He was great and provided us with great information. The cemetery does need some maintenance, but it is so worth a visit. It was nice to learn about the way in which they manage the tombs over time. It was worth the visit and was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Overall, I was very pleased with this cemetery. Some of the graves are very old, and the design is incredible. Unfortunately, some of the graves were vandalized and some were beyond repair. It was really ruined the atmosphere of the place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
44 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our guide Marcus was great. He took us on a tour of the cemetery and explained the history in a most colourful way. We had a very enjoyable time and the history within this cemetery is the history of New Orleans. Yes some of the graves are in bad repair, but which cemetery doesn't have that? I would sooner the... More 

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Tuscania, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Like most people who visit New Orleans you think Lafayette cemetery is a must. I can sincerely say it is falling apart. Decrepit, dirty, neglected, unkempt. All the tours take you there. Please don't waste your money. You can walk the cemetery by yourself. Do your own research, print the info and just go. Yes, the place it's full of... More 

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Rochester, NY
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217 reviews 217 reviews
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Agree with previous reviewer, don't go without a tour guide. We went with "Save our Cemeteries" and had a great tour guide, Candace--otherwise we would have been wandering around aimlessly. There was a lot more "juicy" history at the older, St. Louis #1 cemetery but there was a lot to be learned as each one is different. Recommended.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had researched info and history on the internet, we didn't take the tour. it was a very interesting stroll. Enjoyed reading the epitaphs, seeing the different grave sights and ornamental decor on the sites.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Right next to Commander's Palace on Washington and Prytania streets. Lovely to walk through and read the names and figure out the histories of people who've been buried there since the 1840s or earlier.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was the only cemetery we were able to walk through. It was very near the Garden District. I have never seen anything like this. It is funto walk around and look at the tombs. They are all above ground. The history in cemeteries is always interesting to me.

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Rockwall, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We wanted to go visit a cemetery while we were in New Orleans and picked this one based on its location in the Garden District. We wondered around for a while but didn't know anything about the history and there isn't any info available there. There is, however, tons of poison ivy & the grounds aren't kept very well. I... More 

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