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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-658-3781
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the...

The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.

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I beleive any cemetary visit would be interesting we happen to go to this one. Went on our own while we were visiting the garden district. We did not require a tour as were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I beleive any cemetary visit would be interesting we happen to go to this one. Went on our own while we were visiting the garden district. We did not require a tour as were offered by local people around the area. We used our lanely planet book and it worked great. Very interesting stop

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Maleny, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here on our walk around the Garden District.It is still functioning.Some very sizeable family grave plots and monuments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have taken several tours and walked the cemetery many times without a guide. Lots of great history. Highly recommend supporting saveourcemeteries.org

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Garden District and walked to the Cemetery. When arrived at 3:00 and it was closed! Hours are 7:00AM-2:30PM. Looking through the gates, the cemetery did not appear to be well kept. We did not attempt to go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the Street Car down Royal and got off at Washington and walked down to the Cemetery. Our hotel gave us a map of the cemetery for a self guided tour, we started looking at the different tombs and noticed a group just up from us, the tour guide invited us to join them so we did. It turned... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Save your time and find another cemetery to visit....this one is very dirty and not worth the time....the walks are unsafe in many spots. There are other cemeteries to visit which are much more interesting and newer.

Thank Norma J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery was very beautiful. We spent about an hour walking down all the rows looking and these above ground tombs. Some had grass and flowers growing out of them. It was easy to take gorgeous photos. And you didn't need to be apart of a tour to visit this cemetery, which was nice. So if you are looking for... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to see while in the Garden District. Very cool and intereesting to see the many tombs and different types. Some had mounds of dirt over them and some were intact tombs.

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portland oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bike tour guide (freewheelin tours) told interesting story about how familes use the crypts and they basically get so hot inside them they are quickly turned to dust so when they add more bodies they open up and push the bones to the back and they fall down into a hole underneath...can apparently fit hundreds of bodies this way.

Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its part of the garden district. Covers one square block. See typical New Orleans' crypts. Like most historic cemeteries, needs repairs.

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.