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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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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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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Garden District
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I loved seeing this cemetery and all the effort of the statues and grounds. It's overgrown with moss and plants. It's somber and gorgeous.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Leedalton
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is some history here and the stones are all above ground but in the end it is still a cemetery. We were doing a City Tour and this was one of the stops.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CarlottaM_11
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful chance to learn about the history of the city and see the places where inhabitants are laid to rest.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Carroll G
Reviewed 3 days ago

More than 41,000 people died from the scourge of yellow fever in New Orleans between the years 1817 and 1905. I thought it was really creepy to see a cemetery while on vacation but it was something different/interesting. The cemetery is famous to film makers...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Joyjosh04
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Didn’t plan this tour but when we bumped into the tour guide inviting people to join the tour, we said ‘why not’. After the tour, I asked ‘why tour a cemetery on your holiday?’. For $20, we were provided info about movies and TV shows...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thunder1005
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did a tour of the Garden District that included this beautiful cemetery. It's fascinating and small enough that you can walk through the whole thing in a relatively short time.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank kellyindallas1109
Reviewed 6 days ago

Above-ground tombs are a mainstay here. Interesting to learn the history and walk among the beautiful markers.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GlobalZenQueen
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot visit NOLA without visiting one of their famous cemetary. If there is only one you have to choose to visit, I suggest this one. You can take the green tram and get out at Washington Avenue, walk one block south and you are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 999Vince
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love that you can go in this one without paying a fee or needing a tour guide. There was a friendly little kitty in the cemetery who was the purrrfect tour guide. The place was beautiful and really cool. And conveniently across the street from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DenyciaDawn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and unique. Free of charge and not tour guide needed to walk through. We visited during the day, but it was recommended to visit with a tour group at night.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lcal303
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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
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March 8, 2019|
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Response from Discover801279 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs. It is a cemetery that is still in use and is not in anyway locked. I would think dogs would not be a problem.
Avra D
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Darrell W | Reviewed this property |
On your own
June 23, 2018|
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Response from paulharhen | Reviewed this property |
No guide required.