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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-658-3781
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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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Lot old plots very clean just something to see lot of history and little scarey too. Really old graves

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lot old plots very clean just something to see lot of history and little scarey too. Really old graves

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not exactly your typical tourist destination, but intriguing. It might be useful to either get a tour or at least look it up online before going so you understand some of the history and tradition involved.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am local and have taken the guided walking tour here several times when I have visitors. I try to start with and early lunch at Commanders Palace and hook up with the tour across the street. I learn something new and fascinating each time. The guides give insight to our unique above ground cemeteries and walk you around the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a huge tourist attraction, you can join a walking tour, have a guide to tell the stories. For me, I prefer to just walk around, read the inscription, and imagine the family/history and the lives of the people used to be. It is easy to get to -- by the St Charles Street Car, very nice walk, and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you appreciate cemeteries, then you must visit. It can use some upkeep, but the crypts are beautiful. You never know who's grave you might stumble upon. It is huge and closes around 5pm. They won't let you in if you arrive too close to closing time because it is massive in size.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemeteries of New Orleans are wonderful places to learn the history of New Orleans. It has been governed by many different nationalities: Spanish, Italian, French. The tombs headstones date back for centuries A truly fascinating place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was very educational, and intriguing, our tour guide Joan ( i believe was her name) was delightful and very informational. She was so thoughtful of her group, she had made sure to have either a rain poncho, or a fan and bottled water for each as well. It rained pretty good the day we went, and noticed other... More 

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Waterman, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way to the airport. It is located in a residential neighborhood with a few restaurants close by. Be aware of your footing as this is a several hundred year old cemetery with uneven sidewalks. We did pay a tour guide $5 for a 20 minute guided tour which was well worth the money. Nobody real... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I pop in here each time we visit New Orleans. Commander's, across the street, is a must when we attend and we always make time to visit. It seems no matter how often we go, something new pops out. Usually tours are taking place so it's easy to overhear a bit of the history, but I'd highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the cemetery was amazing... incredible how the tombs look and how well they are maintained. You see how many deceased people they put together in 1 tomb. Love looking at the date from the 1800's. so much history.

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Staying in Garden District

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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.