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“Dead Centre” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Lafayette Cemetery No.1
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Ranked #24 of 339 things to do in New Orleans
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Owner description: The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
Frome, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Dead Centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

All the tours go here. Walk around and see the tombs of some of the famous people and those who are not yet dead but have purchased a one ready for the dreaded day.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful in the morning”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Small and beautiful, a great place to stroll through with coffee and camera in hand early in the am. Convenient to St Charles streetcar line and worth a visit if you're a newcomer to NOLA.

Visited November 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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“Very interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We got to the cemetery right before closing. The maintenance worker went ahead and let us go throught the cemetery. He has worked there for over 25 years. He took us on a tour that was so interesting. Showing us things that are not generally shown on a regular tour. He was funny and more than happy to answer any and all questions. He should be a tour guide for this place.

Visited February 2012
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Michigan City, Indiana
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“Take tour if possible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

The cemetary itself has so much in it and so many unique stories I highly reccomend taking a guided tour. We learned so much not only about New Orleans burial traditions but also culture and history in the area. I was not aware so many famous people lived and died in New Orleans ie: the founder of Popeyes is buried right at the entrance in a huge tomb

Visited September 2012
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Belgium, Wisconsin
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“Lafayette Cemetery was nice, but I would not go alone or after am”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

It was interesting to walk thru the cemetery, but I would only go in a group and in the morning. We walked thru around noon and a few shady characters were lurking around. A local stopped us and advised us to not come thru any later in the day. So plan your trip carefully!

Visited October 2012
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