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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-658-3781
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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 yesterday

If you take a guided tour, it is very informative of how they still bury the dead in New Orleans.. There are at least 4 cemeteries you can visit.

Thank chmurdoch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I only had a short time to visit the cemetery but found it to be extremely interesting and worth a visit. It is easily accessible by tram and doesn’t cost anything to enter if not on a guided tour.

1  Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this cemetery as a part of a guided tour of the Garden district. It was amazing to see all of the graves and hear all about the history of burials in New Orleans! We also got to meet the precious cemetery cat name...More

2  Thank gracengoats
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to reach by tram/streetcar from down town. You don't need to join a tour or pay, just go in an walk around. Coupled with a stroll around the garden district and it's fine houses made an enjoyable morning. Some people seemed to have joined...More

Thank Iancrowson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had made preparations to visit the Cemetery before visiting the Garden District. Very interesting to walk through. Worth taking some time and going down the many rows.

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, there are some very old graves back from the early 1800s to the present. Some of the spaces are crumbling and falling down and some are very well kept. There is much history in this city and this is just a small bit of...More

1  Thank Sharmin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the many "cities of the dead." It dates from the early 1800's. Some families began using the burial spaces back in the 1800's and continue using it up to the 2010s. A brief overview of the history will be helpful before...More

1  Thank Orphie27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the cemetery tour. The guide provided interesting information about the graves and the city's history, and ofcourse the inspiration for the vampire Lestat's fictional grave and the Mayfair witches!

Thank Minke11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The girl attending to a gravesite was extremely rude to us. She had her headphones on but took them off to ask us what we wanted. Told her we were just passing by. Her comment was, if I took my headphones off every five minutes...More

1  Thank Gerry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It closed at 3pm on a Thursday in October. Just a heads-up. Get there earlier if you want to take a tour. It looked cool though the gates, though, and the neighborhood around there is fun to stroll.

Thank pabirds
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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20 May 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.
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10 May 2017|
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30 October 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.