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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the...

The burial site for many of the people who lived in the mansions of the surrounding Garden District.

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Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

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Anyone can visit this cemetary unlike St Louis Cemetary #1 where you need to be part of a paid tour. Not that paying is very much, but it really limits when/how you can visit. We... read more

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Massachusetts
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anyone can visit this cemetary unlike St Louis Cemetary #1 where you need to be part of a paid tour. Not that paying is very much, but it really limits when/how you can visit. We were not able to even get into SL #1 because of the limited slots and the occurance of jazz funerals which take hours. For Lafayette... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This might sound strange but I visited this particular cemetery because I remembered it from a scene in the "Double Jeopardy" movie. It is just like in the movie. It is a great place to visit - very historical. Wondering around exploring and reading the names on the headstones was interesting.

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Mary Esther, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a self guided tour of this cemetery and really liked it. We had a small map of the cemetery that pointed out the more notable gravesites.

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Davenport, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a self visiting tour. It is a real creepy place and gives you the feel of all those movies you watch about ghouls ghosts and vampires. Not the type of place to visit after dark. Beware of people begging with all types of hard luck stories and just be strong in your approach to them. great coffee shop... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off, this cemetery is owned by the city so it is free and you're not required to take a tour to go in. It does close in the late afternoon so go before they shut the gates. Most of the filming that's done in a New Orleans cemetery is actually done here too. I'm not sure what kind of... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the Garden District, this historical Cemetery is an interesting place to wander, but watch your step! The trek isn't easy to maneuver if you are handicapped or need walking assistance. The decay is prevalent on the walkways and surrounding crypts. Unless you do some research prior to your visit, you might want to take the walking tour. There... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We happened to be walking by at the right time to join a tour. It was very interesting to learn about the burial process.

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Pittsburgh
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did a self guided walking tour of the Garden District and ambled into Lafayette Cemetery. Lucky for us, a guide was offering tours for a "donation" to her college education. Our family of 6 followed her lead for 30 minutes and learned all kinds of interesting little nuggets and stories about people buried there. Our children were enthralled and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A trip to New Orleans should always include a cemetery tour. This is a great one to start with. It appears to have suffered some vandalism over time, but is well maintained.

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Topeka, Kansas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is very interesting to see how all of the burial spaces are above ground. Entire families might be entombed in one space. Very worth seeing, but it did get tiresome quickly. It seemed to just be more of the same. About 30 minutes of wandering was enough. There are guided tours, but we chose a self-guided tour.

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Staying in Garden District

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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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