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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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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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Not a big cemetery fan but we looked for famous names and found a few. We only spent about 45 minutes there.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mly0202
Reviewed 2 days ago

You will get so much more information and find new things to peak your interest with a professional. Ours was amazingly knowledgeable and entertaining. Totally worth the little bit of extra cash it cost. I feel like the cemetery's in NOLA are a part of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CassandraJane2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would recommend you have a guide for your first for your first New Orleans cemetery visit. The traditions and methods of memorialization provide a good back drop. The cemetery includes both rich and not so rich families of all backgrounds including Voo-Doo Queens.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed 5 days ago

How do you rate a cemetery?? You can walk through on your own or take one of the no charge tours from guides who rely on tips after the tour. Beautiful large cemetery.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank DOO-TO
Reviewed 6 days ago

This cemetery is a few blocks off of the St. Charles streetcar at Washington St. There was a gentleman giving 20 minute tours for tips and it was well worth the money. He gave us information about the tombs and how people are buried there.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Keoweecruiser
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can access this old cemetery by trolley or by the St. Charles streetcar. Follow the map because you can easily get turned around.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was interesting if you've never been to an above ground cemetary. Very old graves and many is disrepair but the church preservation society will do what they can if there are no decendents around to maintain gaves. Most are very old and no family...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Fred K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very old cemetery and unique in the way it has been maintained or the lack thereof. It is a shame that so much vandalism has occurred in the cemetery.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hatso
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will benefit more if you do a guided walking tour as you get the history and so much more information.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The above ground cemetery is old and unique. It is still in use with some more recent burials. In the end it is still a cemetery.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank IAhawktraveler
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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
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Andrew B
April 26, 2019|
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Response from TheArdentTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your interest, i’d Say 30 minutes to two hours.
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.
Avra D
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Darrell W | Reviewed this property |
On your own