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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-658-3781
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
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The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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+1 504-658-3781
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting to walk around. Many of the structures were falling apart, but there is some restoration going on.

Thank AEF59MPC
Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour is also a very fun and beautiful tour. I loved listening to our tour guide tell stories about the people in the cemetery!

Thank tashiabaugher
Reviewed 4 days ago

If the evening ghost tour doesn’t fill your needs of the other side, make sure to head over for a guided tour of the St. Louis Cemetery #1. The tours are held during the day and it can become very hot, very quickly. I was...More

Thank misskimmiemartini
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I consider myself to be kind of a cemetery enthusiast. I had never been to one that had above ground graves like this. Some were completely broken down (either due to just age or Hurricane Katrina, I'm not sure) and some were just like new...More

2  Thank elizamarsh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small cemetery in the garden district with some impressive tombs. No entrance fee. Some graves are new, others really old.

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very intersting and lots of history with the cemeteries in New Orleans. Because they are almost under sea level in most spots, the bodies buried underground started floating up. SO, they built these about ground tombs where the whole family was put. Very old, great...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemetery is very unique, where I come from the the graves are below ground,We do have some headstones that are quite large, but for the most of them the head stones are small and on the ground, To me this is amazing how people...More

1  Thank somewhereinmissouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

We never have seen burials above ground. The facts they share are fascinating. Not only are you learning you are truly enjoying your time while still respecting the dead. Make time to see this.

1  Thank ssteffl
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I toured Lafayette #1 with Arthur. It was wonderful and as an added bonus we were the only members of the tour group that day. Arthur was VERY informative, courteous, and kept things entertaining every step of the way -- never a...More

1  Thank vvahoo206
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not excited about the idea of having to go on a 2 hour tour on a hot day (what is being done at the other cemeteries) so when I found out Lafayette you could still enter on your own at your own pace...More

Thank Kimberly A
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.
Sarah M
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.