Interesting to walk around. Many of the structures were falling apart, but there is some restoration going on.
About Lafayette Cemetery No.1
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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!
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
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
Small cemetery in the garden district with some impressive tombs. No entrance fee. Some graves are new, others really old.
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
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
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.
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
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