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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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Beautiful and historic

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... read more

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the visit but I wouldn't say "don't miss it". Check out Nicholas Cage's reserved crypt!! The tour guide was informative and into it! He made the most of the attraction which lies in the history therein! Without the history being related, the sights would fall way short!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped into this cemetery for a look. If you're going to any of the cemeteries, check the opening hours as they are locked outside those hours. Some tourism operators will try to con you into a tour saying that's the only way you can get in but we found this to be a scam. The cemeteries don't compare to the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It almost felt inappropriate to take photos, but what a creepy, inspiring, amazing cemetery. No wonder Mark Twain called these cemeteries "Cities of the Dead." Just wander through aisle after aisle of some maintained, some abandoned tombs of above-ground crypts centuries old and some new. It is an amazing sight to behold. You do not need an escort in this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the cemetery on a Sunday late morning/afternoon. I walked there, it is over in the garden district, a nice area if you are close enough to walk. The cemeteries are extremely old and ancient looking, almost something like you would see over in Europe. The cemetery is gated and closed in so it is secure and easy to... More 

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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.