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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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Neat old cemetery.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Waupun, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The history of the place is fantastic but it needs some work. It is one of the safer ones to visit. Still a great place to go.

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We downloaded the self-guided tour after googling the website. It touched upon all of the highlights in the cemetery and took about 45 minutes. I enjoy historical tours and thought it was definitely worth the time spent. If you're into eating, it is directly across from Commanders Palace, a New Orleans tradition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is somehow creepy and fabulous at the same time. Though worn, dirty and overgrown it has an eternal quality in the grave sights.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great cemetery to see tombstones and mauselums from the 1800's to the present. Very interesting writings on tombstones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go on a tour or get someone to tell you the history related to the cemetery. It's great to walk through, but having someone tell you the stories makes it a great experience.

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Staying in Garden District

Neighborhood Profile
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.