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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-658-3781
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
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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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  • Average11%
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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-658-3781
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We printed off a self guided walking tour of the cemetery. There were several people offering tourists a tour of the cemetery, but the self guided tour was very interesting and appeared to stop at the same tombs and areas of interest that the guided...More

Thank 613marthah
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love visiting cemeteries and this one is one of the best! It is used in movies, and in books. It is free, and restaurants are near by. Take your time and appreciate the architect work.

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short street car ride from the French quarter, in the Garden District. Pick up a self guided tour map from one of the visitor centers and save the money for a guided tour. Make sure to wear good walking shoes

Thank Jerome F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned a lot here, very interesting. This is the cemetery they use in movies. Its free and open to the public. a guide or a info map would be a good bet. Close to the Hop on Hop off route

1  Thank kwf47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Explore the grounds with a local tour guide to get the full effect of the grounds. Opened in 1833 it is FULL of history and intrique

1  Thank Catdad3x
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting NOLA with friends we decided to save some money and tour Lafayette Cemetary #1 on our own. We used the online free walking tour narrative provided by Free Tours by Foot. Just enough info to satisfy our interest and long enough to make...More

1  Thank Sliverwkpd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carla works for tips and offers a fantastic 30-40 minute laid back, informational and entertaining tour if you're looking to enhance your Lafayette cemetery tour. My girlfriend and I took an Uber over to the cemetery and we're just going to walk around but Carla...More

1  Thank missy o
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gravestones, monuments are so much a part of New Orleans history. The details of the families and the slaves buried here are truely amazing. The reason for using this type of burial and disposal is truely interesting

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These old above ground cemeteries in NOLA are so peaceful & beautiful! They are a bit run down but that gives it a certain level of charm and interest to it. They have tombs here from the early 1800s and it’s fascinating to see something...More

1  Thank tml8882
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can just walk around and take pics and spend as much time as you want (unlike at the St. Louis Number One Cemetery next to Armstrong Park on N Rampart Blvd where you have to pay $ 20 per person and are forced to...More

1  Thank Chrissie777
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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May 19, 2017|
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Response from travelinmen | Reviewed this property |
We did a self guided tour using our phone app. It was perfect. We went at our own pace.
Sarah M
May 10, 2017|
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October 30, 2016|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
I would concur with the four responses above on every note. Don't even bother with a tour here. You can find info on the internet about specific graves within the cemetary if you like.