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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-658-3781
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-658-3781
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Reviewed yesterday

We were warned that visiting the St. Louis cemeteries wasn't really safe for tourists, but that Lafayette, in the Garden District, was. I guess we took the risk of still going, but walked the block or so from the cable car stop with a family,...More

Thank Paula F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This small, one-block cemetery is a great place to see the New Orleans above-ground style of cemetery. We chose to walk through on our own without a guide. There were enough people inside that we didn't feel unsafe, in the middle of a weekday. Be...More

1  Thank Charleen H
Reviewed 4 days ago

A free place to visit, but to get the full effect...take the French Quarter Phantom tour with Sam. Sam has the details on how this cemetery lays the dead to rest.

Thank William R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 was on my list because I had not had a chance to walk through one of the above ground cemeteries when I lived in NOLA years ago. After researching, I found that Lafayette still allows self-guided tours. My husband and I...More

Thank leighann0576
Reviewed 4 days ago

This cemetery was within walking distance of our hotel. We paid our respects to the dead as we marveled at the mausoleums.

Thank NCsnowgirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

There isn't anything particularly special about this cemetery itself. It's not the biggest nor the oldest. However, it has everything the others have but is more compact, easy to access (St. Charles St. streetcar), close to restaurants and shopping on Magazine Street and smack dab...More

Thank BXXccdd
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our Tour guide, Paul did an excellent job. He shared with us everything he knew about the cemetery and the people that are buried there. We enjoyed it.

1  Thank Elisa B
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great please to visit during your garden district visit. You probably haven't seen anything like this before! PS! You have to plan your trip carefully because they close the cemetery 15:00 or 3pm!

1  Thank GianfrancoFerre
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped by on or walk from the trolley to Magazine street. It was beautiful and very interesting. There were several people giving walking tours while we were there.

Thank Al P
Reviewed 6 days ago

you can find self guided walking tours online if you google "walking tours new orleans cemetery". The cemetery closes at 3PM!

Thank PeoriaIllinois1
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.