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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old cemetary with many old monuments. You learn why they bury the dead above ground, with multiple persons in each tomb. Well worth the time. We met a guide at the entrance who only wanted tips for his extensive knowledge of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank William G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a self-guided tour of this prior to our Garden District Walking tour. The history and practices are astounding. So much to learn and so different than how many bury their dead.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MelissaC380
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever wanted to visit an old NOLA cemetery, visit here. You can take the St. Charles Street car or rent a bike in the Quarter and make it an adventure. This cemetery is safe to visit and is located in the famous and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank kevinrQ8299NK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this cemetery as part of a Grayline walking tour that included parts of the Garden District. The Grayline ticket booth is located right off the river near Jackson Square and we took many of their tours during our visit. At this cemetery we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had scheduled a guided tour only to find out upon arrival that the cemetery was closed to tours due to a funeral. We went to the nearby coffee shop and by the time we returned the cemetery was open again. We probably would have...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank msu_mom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the tours by Justin?? Very interesting and informative for the out of towner. Graves are beautifull Not too much walking, stop at the museum next door for some food, bathroom and shade. They also have a gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank laurasT9554FZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We downloaded a self guided walking tour. There are also plenty of guides at the gate for hire. Take water cuz there is lots to learn and see. We spent an hour walking around and seeing the beautiful graves. Its located across the street from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kevinlA5161PL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great history lesson from knowledgeable guides If it's warm out take a water bottle and keep your guide in sight. It's easy to get lost among the tombs.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pat H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we’d had more time to spend here, but, even the small amount of time we had, it was breathtaking. So nice to see the care that is given to this place.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank khilfi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting cemetry with a variety of family plots, plot for firefights, destitute children, tells you quite a lot about the past. Do take note the gates shut at 3pm (think it was 4pm at weekends). All set in the delightful garden district.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank MikeFo
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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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Andrew B
April 26, 2019|
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Response from Allan S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn't see this--give yourself 30 mins-hour at most.
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