Lafayette Cemetery No.1
Lafayette Cemetery No.1
4.5
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: 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.
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Michael O
Lichfield, UK787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The outside wall is intimidating enough but an almost mystical air haunts this place which has overtones of the great Parisian cemeteries like Pere Lachaise.. But there are more European overtones with German, Italian, French names as a result of the Yellow Fever epidemics. The marble family mausoleums are amazing! There are tours.
Written 3 April 2024
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Mida H
13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A waste of time. Their website claims they are open to the public, NOT! Even someone who lives in the area said it’s very confusing about when they are open.
Written 24 November 2023
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Crystal K
Rock Hill, SC2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide was extremely in a hurry to get through the cemetery. He asked for any questions and before anyone could ask, he was on to the next grave.
Written 18 November 2023
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Jaztgo
Inglewood, CA92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
You’d be surprised at everything hidden in the old tombstones. The burial tradition was the best story I heard. Our guide gave a very detailed tour and had done great personal stories.
Written 20 June 2023
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drwatson32
Shawnee, OK1,076 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Our tour guide, Will, did a good job explaining the history and facts about New Orleans burials. Very interesting! The admission price is a little high at $25 for adults, in my opinion, but I enjoyed the guides commentary. Check out Marie Laveau's tomb and the tomb Nicholas Cage has purchased as well.
Written 15 June 2023
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,335 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is a historic cemetery in the Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded in 1833 and still in use today and was included in the National Register of Historic Places on February 1, 1972, for its architectural and social-historical importance. Unfortunately the cemetery has very limited opening hours and so when I visited I could not walk around the cemetery but that said it was still an interesting place to see even just from the gates!!
Written 13 March 2023
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dragonflyfrisbee
Duluth, MN343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Great cemetery lots of history. Peaceful lots of old plots wish it was better taken care of in places. We were here March 2018 but the review never posted
Written 17 October 2021
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joefocht53
Tamarac, FL937 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
When we went all you do was look in from the outside. It was closed due to present conditions. However worth the trip to see what they actual look like
Written 19 October 2020
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Cliff L.
Eastvale, CA45 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is our first time to NO and of course we wanted to visit the cemetery. We got a ride down just to learn it’s closed for remodeling. Apparently if you have a tour guide you can go in but outside of that, you can only look through the four entrance gates. It looks amazing and I wish I got to experience it.
Written 7 October 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Everyone loves to visit the cemeteries in town with the decorative tombs above ground. This is one of the best. Take a stroll around.
Written 20 August 2020
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