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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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Reviewed yesterday

The Hop-On/Hop-Off bus provided a brochure so that we could take a self-tour. Numerous people were there with guides as well. Quite interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LaLaLou
Reviewed yesterday

if you like being a little morbid go see the cemeteries around town there is a lot of art on the tombs

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eaterofallthingsgood
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a great history lesson with knowing you where about to get one. You can take a paid tour, but my wife and i enjoyed just going alone. we took are time and was amazed by what we seen.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank TonyT1628
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked the cemetery on our own and Googled a self tour on our phone. Don’t feel like you need to pay for a tour. However, hearing about it while walking would be interesting too! Glad we went.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Netanders
Reviewed 3 days ago

I spent hours photographing the graves here. It is absolutely beautiful. I would definitely visit again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shealafemme
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guided tour guide explanned that the rich of new orleans compete in a unique way. They build a monument to themselves in the cemetery long before they pass on. They buy up the empty lots inorder to keep others away.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 days ago

With the burial issues in New Orleans (water table) most burials are above ground. This rather unique visual needs a personal experience to capture what it truly means. Combined with the history and the stories, it can be a great tour experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Randy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent tour guide - quite charming and theatrical. She definitely knew her history, could answer just about any question our group had. You begin your tour at a bar and then it's a little bit of a walk to the cemetery. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dory W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutly loved this cemetary. There is so much history. Some of the tombs are heart hurting, some are beautiful in their dismay. Defently recommend going.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CalaMala
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many cemeteries in NOLA and since their dead are buried above ground, it is interesting to see them. Many tombs are well kept and others are a bit of a mess. This one is next to the Garden District, so it’s convenient...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank OBD2142
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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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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.
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Travelgurl1956 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is free. Closes early afternoon, not remembering the exact time.