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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
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Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

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Crypts

Lots of college students give tours for tips here at the Lafayette Cemetery across from Commander's Palace. While we didn't do one of those tours, it probably would have been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sublimity, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of college students give tours for tips here at the Lafayette Cemetery across from Commander's Palace. While we didn't do one of those tours, it probably would have been worth it as we heard a few of them when we walked by.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose to do a self-guided walking tour. We took the street car to Washington St. stop. We did this tour and then the Garden District walking tour. They are next to each other.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each time I come to Nola I bring someone here after a stroll through the Garden District. I like to wander through cemeteries occasionally and with the traditions with tombs down here, it is definitely a sight to see. Good photo ops too. You don't need to pay for a tour but you may want to learn about the burial... More 

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Lake Linden, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love to see the vaults in this old cemetery. The history behind each tomb was phenomenal. I especially loved the "apartment-type" vaults. Very cool place to visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found a particularly interesting crypt as outlined. Also the story about how they bury them and why very good. The self guided tour is fine however the brochure is a bit dated as a couple of things have changed. I find cemeteries and the info written interesting.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of really old tombs. Beautiful culture. Meet a couple taking care of one of the tombs and talked. Very nice. VERY cool pictures to take. Just a neat way of life down there.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You have to go and see for yourself. Really amazing. some of the graves are so old.They are above the ground. The cemetery is well cared for and it was mind blowing the age of some of the grave stones. Some are older than Australia. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the graves.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful walk back in time to read the epitaphs on many old tomb stones. Learned how they were able to bury so many people in one crypt.....must go to find out....wont spoil the surprise.

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richmond, va
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't have much time so rode the streetcar out here and just looked around. There are people waiting at the gate you can pay for a tour.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went on a Garden District tour and we passed through this cemetery. It wasn't crowded and was a nice spot to absorb some local history. There is no one buried there that is of note. So ignore the random people who want to offer a tour for $5. It is not needed.

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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.
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