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Lafayette Cemetery No.1: Tours & Tickets

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The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Reviewed yesterday

It is a $20 fee per person for a 45 minute tour but it’s worth it. It was really interesting. You can’t go through without a guide.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Annie918
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited as part of the 3-1 Haunted Cemetery Tour, which placed the cemetery in historical and cultural context. I would highly recommend a tour (as some of the cemeteries can be toured on your own), if you are a first - timer.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank K4180GKmarkb
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was my second time visiting the cemetery. I love the history of it and loved that I was able to share it with my mom.I can't wait to may the trip again soon.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this cemetery whilst participating in the Fray Line City Bus tour. Our guide was very informative about how the grave system works and why they are built above ground. It is a huge cemetery and very impressive.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Michaeladrew46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking around there a lots of locals to take you on a tour, we just took a while to look around by ourselves. Get the St Charles Tram from Bourbon street straight there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mrblue1978
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an efficient way to take care of the deceased. Lots of famous people (historically) buried here. It is all very orderly and you can see the age of some of the tombs that are bricked and crumbling back into the earth....very interesting walk. Kind...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank April M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here after a hop-on-hop off tour. They had provided a detailed map of different graves to go look at. That helped.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 820JenniferL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been here before this trip; but, this time to guide pointed out different and more detailed items of interest. I was rather surprised by the presence of human bone fragments in a few locations.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank peggyc309
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

We rode the trolley and took the short walk to the cemetary armed with a guide on my phone. Once there we found a guide at the entrance conducting short tours for tips so we thought why not!? Best decision we made! Our guide Marcus...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank natashajkm
Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

Went to check this cemetery out on a Wednesday morning. Had no issue finding parking on the street. The cemetery isn’t very large but you still feel like you can get lost in it. There are a lot of cool headstones and inscriptions.

Date of experience: August 2019
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TNM22
July 10, 2019|
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Response from laurasT9554FZ | Reviewed this property |
We went during the day- fairly busy. Never felt threatened. Just like in any strange city- be aware of your surroundings There were several guided tour groups going in and out. We actually walked the entire way from our... More
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April 26, 2019|
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Response from Allan S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't see this--give yourself 30 mins-hour at most.
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March 8, 2019|
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Response from Discover801279 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs. It is a cemetery that is still in use and is not in anyway locked. I would think dogs would not be a problem.
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