Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Lafayette Cemetery No.1, New Orleans

Lafayette Cemetery No.1
4.5
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This location was reported permanently closed
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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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joefocht53
Tamarac, FL864 contributions
Nice history
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
Closed at the moment
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, California10,240 contributions
One of the Most Interesting Cemeteries.
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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William S
Clinton, NJ266 contributions
Great place for history and goblins
Mar 2020
when we were there, the cemetery was closed so you could only see grave sites through the fencing, but the ghouls are there to greet you. Lots of history packed into this cemetery located in a historic neighborhood.
Written 10 July 2020
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AimIrv
Edwardsville, Illinois644 contributions
Neat historical experience
May 2020
When we were there, there were no tours due to Covid. Unfortunately, we were not able to hear the history of the cemetery. However, it was still interesting just looking at the mosoleums from so long ago. I would love to go back and visit again when more tours are open.
Written 12 June 2020
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TrueTexasTraveler
Amarillo, TX971 contributions
Amazing History
Jun 2019
This is a fantastic stop if you want to see a classic New Orleans cemetery and read some great graveside history. There is no charge to get in, and while there were a good amount of people there when we stopped, it wasn't too crowded. There are people at the entrance who offer to give tours if you don't just want to look around on your own.
Written 24 May 2020
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Tanya T.
Illinois1,301 contributions
Historic - Old, Yet Beautiful
Aug 2019
We took a stroll through the Garden District and stumbled upon this cemetery. Parts of the headstones are newer, the I was most impressed with the architectural detail and worn appeal of the older ones. We did not have a guide and entrance is free. You can pretty much walk up and down the pathways at your own pace, pause when need. I am not sure if anyone famous is buried here, but ohhhh the stories that could be told.
Written 20 April 2020
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Marc B
New Braunfels, TX8 contributions
Loved the Cemetery Tour
Mar 2020 • Family
We (wife, daughter - 16 year old and I) all loved this tour and the size of the group was perfect - twelve. The smaller group gave us a more personal tour.

There was a little mix up/misinformation on the Viator website - booked us for 11:30 - no 11:30 was available. Tour group quickly booked us for he 12:00 tour - there were two guides. We had Teri and she did an excellent job of explaining the history of the Cemetery and separating fact from fiction. She gave us plenty of time to ask questions.

Side Note - we would recommend doing this tour to understand the burial process and the process of the above ground site. This way if/when you visit St. Charles #2 (Open to the public and within walking distance of St. Charles #1) you have all the insight to understand why some sites are in great shape while other are dilapidated and falling in.
Written 9 March 2020
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Michelle M
Glasgow, UK70 contributions
Great Tour!
Feb 2020
We had an early morning tour and it wasn't too crowded. It was interesting to hear about the history of the cemetery. I can see it being very warm in the heart of summer. Lots of history and many differing opinions on Marie Laveau.
Written 7 March 2020
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PaulMaryRC
Eastbourne, UK168 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2020
We went with a guide who was excellent. The actual cemetery had a couple of noteworthy tombs but on the whole very average. Visit the cemetery’s in Argentina for spectacular sights.
Written 5 March 2020
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