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Lafayette No. 1

Garden District
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Address: 1427 Sixth St, New Orleans, LA
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Our family enjoyed walking through here for 15 minutes and looking at the different graves. There are some uniquely inscribed graves to enjoy and it's free.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I have been coming to New Orleans for YEARS and was appalled to find out that you now have to pay $25 to go through this cemetery -- which had previously been free since its inception. I will not be returning.

2 Thank highlandsparrow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Our family enjoyed walking through here for 15 minutes and looking at the different graves. There are some uniquely inscribed graves to enjoy and it's free.

Thank MeliChr
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and so interesting! Parked on a side street and walking around the ceremony. The age is remarkable on the crips and how whole families are buried together.

1 Thank Tracie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely and historic cemetery in the Garden District. Definitely register for a tour either with Free Tours by Foot or the Save our Cemetery foundation. Well worth your time!

2 Thank WhitO5214
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We got a cab from the french quarter to this cemetery rather than find a tour or anything. It was great and located in a really beautiful neighbourhood in the garden district. Be sure to walk around after and check out all of the interesting houses. The cemetery itself was great. I enjoyed walking around at my own leisure rather... More 

1 Thank JayRussell88
Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We arranged our tour through Save our Cemeteries, and were very pleased. The guide loves his work and introduced us to things we didn't know we didn't know, like all the different types of tombs. Not much shade for escape from sun and heat, but it only took about 1 hour.

Thank Maureen P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We took the tour from the bus and this was a beautiful cemetery. We did not go alone because most reviews warn against doing that.

Thank Jennifer G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A great place to do a self guided tour. There are plenty of free tour guides available online that you can follow along on your phone if you're interested in some of the history, or you can just move from grave to grave and let the headstones and tombs do the talking. Don't miss it.

Thank Zachary S
Laurel, Maryland
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It truly is a beautiful piece of history but is falling apart and needs some extra love. We did not have a tour through the cemetery but it was a stop during our bike tour where we were able to get out and walk around. Beautiful marble and stone plots everywhere.

Thank ckozlov
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We love visiting old cemeteries, and I'm so glad we stopped at this one. As we entered, they were just starting a tour. I can't remember the name of the woman holding the tour, but it was only $5. She explained the different methods of burial. We found it very interesting. So happy we got lucky when a tour was... More 

Thank Sitarra

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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 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.