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Lafayette No. 1

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Address: 1427 Sixth St, New Orleans, LA
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This is a very cool cemetary. Sad to see tombs torn up from Katrina but city has restored as much as possible. This is the 1st cemetery in New Orleans. Lots of the movies and TV... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Destin, Florida
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Destin, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a very cool cemetary. Sad to see tombs torn up from Katrina but city has restored as much as possible. This is the 1st cemetery in New Orleans. Lots of the movies and TV shows have been shot here.

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New Orleans, LA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

When I told my mother I would be touring Lafayette Cemetery with a group from the church, she could not understand why anyone would want to do such a thing. But I knew that tour guide would be interesting and full of fun facts. We met at the entrance on Washington Street (across from Commander's Place Restaurant) and our guide... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
73 helpful votes 73 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
77 helpful votes 77 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
45 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
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189 helpful votes 189 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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