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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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We visited the cemetery as part of a free walking tour of the Garden District which I highly recommend as you will learn a lot about the above ground tombs, the people and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the cemetery as part of a free walking tour of the Garden District which I highly recommend as you will learn a lot about the above ground tombs, the people and the rituals than if you wandered around by yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an amazing time! It was nice to be able to walk at your own pace. Take as many pictures you want

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Thank Lindsey N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you enjoy learning about the historical aspects of New Orleans cemeteries then by all means take a tour (recommend 'Tour By Foot'), but if you are interested in just exploring on your own, Lafayette Cemetery is a great one to explore.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we had finished one of the walking tours we head off to the Cemetery, what a surprise. It is so well laid out and reading the head stones is most interesting. Look for the one that is used for the Orphans.

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Memphis, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cemetery is located between Washington, Prytania, Sixth & Coliseum St's directly across the street from the best restaurant in the Garden District & one of the top restaurants in all of the city. It is old & some of the crypts need some attention & repair But it is a very interesting cemetery to visit when your out &... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is okay to visit if you want to see the cemetary where they filmed part of Double Jeopardy, but there is very little variety. We found the names and dates somewhat interesting.

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Waupun, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here while walking through garden district. Cool this one is free to visit. Meet the grounds keeper and gave us a cool little tour. real old and kinda creepy but defiantly worth the stop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm glad we finally made it. The first time went the gates were closed (they close early afternoon). The next day we went mid morning. We find a great parking place and the rains hit. It rained hard for 3 hours. We finally get to visit on our way out of NO the next day. It's worth a stop. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place to see and hear about some of the history of the people of New Orleans. It is no longer available to the public, but can only be seen with a tour guide. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the history of this city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my teenage daughter and it is what it is a cemetery. People can get a tour or walk in by themselves as we did. It had just stopped raining so it was rather hot and humid. The tombes were beautifull and some were being cleaned. It was impressive to see so many history at one place.... 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.