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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-658-3781
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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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

old graves, all above ground. Some date back to early 19th century. Suggest go in early morning or during cool weather cause the heat will make this place less enjoyable.

Thank b24tailgunner
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very old cemetery. Guided tours offered. You can walk through in your own. Free admission. We spent about an hour walking through.

1  Thank crazy4mickeyinVaca
Reviewed 5 days ago

Of all my cemetery tours and wanderings, this is my favorite. This shaded and quiet place houses some amazing famous people, has been featured in countless movies, and has interesting architecture truly making it the city of the dead. Each tomb is carefully secured, and...More

1  Thank Melissanordin
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must see cemetery. The history and monuments were amazing. I have a fire department and to see the tombs of past firefighters and how they were in a monument together was so brotherly.

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one place you simply have to see while in New Olreans. This cemetery is hauntingly beautiful, with so many old structures. It does close at 3, so I would recommend a morning visit, before the heat kicks in.

1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't do a tour and did find the touristy Commander's Palace across the street. Interesting culture and offerings of vegetables around the cemetery. It was hot but after a few days \very nice and acclimated with skin glistening! Delicious food-- best I've had anywhere is...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this cemetery is a unique experience situated in the Garden District. Can easily be walked through but would advise using a tour guide to learn the history.

1  Thank OhioKathy1566
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bypassed the tour guides and spent 30 minutes walking around. *Sure it's a cemetery but it's not like cemeteries in other areas. *Yes, it's old, but guess what? People died in the 1800s too. *Yes, some are rundown, but how many people would include...More

Thank prestoninaj
Reviewed 1 week ago

People are not buried in the ground in New Orleans due to the high water levels. All are buried in tombs or buildings above the ground. Some are used by the same families for multiple generations. This was interesting as we were told that the...More

1  Thank Ray V
Reviewed 1 week ago

While not one of the more extraordinary cemeteries in New Orleans, Lafayette Cemetery #1 is worth a walk through, if you're in the area. I happened to be in the neighborhood and I realized I hadn't been here in a while, so I decided to...More

1  Thank Marielle S
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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31 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.