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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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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

To see how the dead are buried first hand is worth a trip. It's a unique cemetery with some very old graves. There are tours or you can just roam which is what we did.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TAGrammy
Reviewed yesterday

We did a walking tour, It was very informative, learning about the history of the cemetery. From movies filmed here, to peoples family history. Its a must do when your in the area.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank davidmS9097TU
Reviewed yesterday

We had a guide who could explain so much of the history and background to the location - it made a huge difference to use enjoying and understanding the unique New Orleans tradition here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lesshaze
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love visiting old cemeteries and taking pictures! Therefore, a visit to this cemetery was the one request I had during our visit to New Orleans. This cemetery is great for photography. Lots of neat memorials to see and the surrounding trees make for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Marissa128
Reviewed 3 days ago

This very interesting cemetery has small crypts which allowed for natural cremation of bodies so several could be buried in the same tomb. Somewhat run down looking, apparently used for movie locations.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SadieMT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide knew lots about this place and it was truly fascinating. My favorite part of the tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free access. We stopped by on our way to Audubon Park. Beautiful. Setting for many movies and shows. I really enjoyed it. Next time, I'd like to do a free walking tour offered by the city, so I can learn more about it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarabaite09
Reviewed 1 week ago

My GF really wanted to connect with The Originals tv show and see the sights and we were lucky enough to have a tour guide take us through the cemetary who was very nice, funny and knew a lot of history and ghost stories.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JK F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our walking tour guide was Karen on Tours with Steven. As a New Orleans born woman she was an excellent, knowledgable guide. We toured the cemetery and then explored the grand houses of the Garden District. Great for visitors who like history, architecture and great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Georgettethecurious
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend all day reading the tombs and with the aid of a leaflet can gain a great deal of knowledge of the local burial habits. Each tomb is built over a below ground 'cavern" into which the deceased is placed. Because of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Peter H
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Avra D
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Darrell W | Reviewed this property |
On your own
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June 23, 2018|
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Response from paulharhen | Reviewed this property |
No guide required.
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March 15, 2018|
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Response from Travelgurl1956 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is free. Closes early afternoon, not remembering the exact time.
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