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Lafayette No. 1

Address: 1427 Sixth St, New Orleans, LA (Garden District)
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Ranked #61 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
97 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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
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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56 reviews 56 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
117 helpful votes 117 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
14 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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