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Lafayette No. 1

1427 Sixth St, New Orleans, LA (Garden District)
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Ranked #56 of 174 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Cemeteries
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
62 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fascinating historic tour through the entire cemetery during the daylight hours. Tour information and guide through Save Our Cemeteries. Twenty dollars per person but well worth it since 100% of the amount paid goes to the upkeep and restoration of all cemeteries in the New Orleans area. Well worth the $20.00 in my opinion.

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North Haven, CT
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14 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Lafayette Cemetery #1 for our tour. The day is a bit more humid that before but still comfortable and breezy. Gail, our tour guide, lives in the neighborhood. We started in the cemetery and then moved out into the neighborhood. Saw Ann Rice’s home, Sandra Bullock and John Goodman’s also where Jefferson Davis died

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a great cemetery to visit because it is not owned by the Archdiocese and stays open later. Great photo ops, very old tombs, and excellent style of architecture across the years. Some crypts are opened and some are a bit in disrepair but manageable. Prime example of our "Cities of The Dead". No fees and across the street... More

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Waterford, MI
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a fairly small cemetery, but as my first in this region, was perfect. It's small enough to see most of it within an hour, located in a beautiful area with lots to see surrounding it, and it has tons of character. With benches at some of the graves is great for the elderly, or just plain pooped, guests.... More

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Michigan
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A shame this historic place in the middle of the Garden District is in such terrible condition. Weeds everywhere, broken tombstones, cracked tombs...etc. Perfect for spooky black and white photography-so I would still visit. I felt safe because many people were there at 10am on a weekday

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