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Lafayette Cemetery No.1
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Lafayette Cemetery Walking Tour
Ranked #27 of 352 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.
Rockhampton, Australia
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“History”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stumbled across the cemetery quite by accident and decided to have a wlk through. We had a nice time wondering around looking and all the names and dates of birth and death and the number of people in each cript.

Visited March 2013
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Germantown Hills, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

This was such an unusual cemetery....nothing like we see in Illinois! We took some very interesting photos especially since there was a light rain and we had black umbrellas. We were alone the entire time but felt safe. It does close in the middle of the afternoon so go early.

Visited April 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews
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“Touching”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

It is hard to "rate" a cemetery, but the whole concept of not burying their dead and the explanation of why and how is the interesting part. The age of some of the tombs and the number of family members listed is interesting in a melancholy way. I did not take TOO many pictures - it did not seem respectful.

Visited May 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ineresting”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

It was a very interesting stroll thru the cemetery
The culture and the reason for the above ground tombs really blew my mind.

Visited May 2013
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Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Calming”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This cemetary was in the middle of a gorgeous neighborhood. It was pleasant to walk to from the streetcar (get off at Washington). Even though it was spring there were leaves down in the cemetary so it felt like Fall. It was definetly one of my favorite parts of vacation.

Visited May 2013
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