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“Different kind of cemetery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lafayette Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery
1400 block of Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Garden District)
504-525-3377
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Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
New York City, New York
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“Different kind of cemetery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The cemetery is different in that all the graves are above ground because of the water table.You have small mausoleums It's something very different

Visited May 2013
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“City of the Dead”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Enjoyed walking thru the park-like setting of this cemeterty. I really enjoy funereal art and was surprised there was not a great deal. The above ground crypts and inscriptions were interesting. A guided tour would have yielded more info on the inhabitants of this city of the dead.

Visited April 2013
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“Tour of Lafayette cemetary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Very interesting cemetery and history of how the dead are buried. You can do on your own, but do it between 10 am and 1130 am when there are a lot of people in the cementary.

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“quite spooky!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Did this as part of the free walking tour on foot. This was good as it gave a bit of history and information about the cemetery. Its not a large cemetery at all but very different with all the tombs above ground due to the water levels in new orleans this made it seem a bit more spooky than a normal cemetery. Well worth a visit, but would try and do on a tour for extra info.

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“Somber”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

It is kind of spooky but remember they were real people at one time so be respectfull of the place.Keep quite and just look.

Visited April 2013
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