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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
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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neat place to see

this was our first time in new Orleans and we just had to see a cemetery. we bought an all day pass ($3) for the street car and took the st Charles street car to the Washington st... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

this was our first time in new Orleans and we just had to see a cemetery. we bought an all day pass ($3) for the street car and took the st Charles street car to the Washington st stop and it was about 2 blocks to the cemetery. very easy to get to. the street car was pretty packed with... More 

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We decided to just walk through one of the cemeteries in New Orleans rather than going on a tour as we had other activities that we wanted to do. We were in the Garden District and went through Lafayette No. 1. It was indeed very interesting and very sad as well. There is so much decay and damage which appears... More 

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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
45 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
122 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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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