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Lafayette No. 1

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Address: 1427 Sixth St, New Orleans, LA
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incredible history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Columbus, OH
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
100 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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14 reviews 14 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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58 reviews 58 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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Seattle, Washington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When I was planning my visit to NOLA on the top of my list was to visit a cemetery. I had seen pictures of the above ground tombs and I had to see them in person. I was staying near the French Quarter and took a cab to the cemetery. I didn't go on an organized tour. I really enjoyed... More 

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