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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-658-3781
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery
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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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  • Average11%
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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rented bikes and checked out this cemetery. There was a famous water salesman there selling water for $1. Bonus! Looked around and found the Grumpy family and enjoyed the history.

Thank alisafranz50by50
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had the self guided map from the Big Red Bus. I found it very hard to follow and did not find all the highlighted tombs. I had previously visited this cemetery with Free Tours by Foot and got so much more out of it....More

Thank juri62
Reviewed 2 days ago

One does not NEED a guided tour. They can be useful, however. We found doing research in advance was of value. The cemetery is on the St Charles streetcar route. About a 5 minute walk from the stop. Coffee/tea bar on the route. It is...More

1  Thank bill o
Reviewed 2 days ago

This cemetery was beautiful, educational, and slightly scary at the same time. You can learn a lot about how death was handled hundreds of years ago with the tours, however our trip was cut short due to a black cat we saw in the distance...word...More

1  Thank Ausha G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was interesting to see this old cemetery with all the graves above ground. This is in the garden district. Felt safe with lots of people walking through. Only open from 7:00a - 3:00p. Some of the tall tombs are falling apart which is sad....More

Thank travelinbuddies
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very safe place to visit. Do a guided tour or find one on your phone. So much history of nola. It's not that big, so easy to navigate. Well worth a visit. Turn right on exit and Starbucks at the end of the road. Magazine...More

1  Thank Maureen A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here on a tour and it was truly fascinating. The tour guide showed up some spots where movies have been filmed. There is also a cemetery cat who is super friendly. I would recommend a guided tour.

1  Thank Maggster29
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a shame of how unkkept the cemetary is, but beautiful nonetheless. It was interesting to look at all the different archeitectural designs used. I hope the city does more to start preserving these places. Saw a black cat while I was there....my cue to...More

1  Thank Mik A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun place to visit, especially with a guided tour (we took Two Chick's) so you can get some history behind the cemetery.

Thank bolkin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is in the Garden District and in a safe area. There were a lot of people touring it when we visited and we felt safe. I visited another cemetery(St. Louis?) last time we visited and we didn't stay-felt very vulnerable.

1  Thank maggiesmomColumbus
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.