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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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Quite Interesting!

Be sure to go here (or another cemetery) with someone who can explain the traditions of burial in New Orleans from long ago to present. Quite interesting!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to go here (or another cemetery) with someone who can explain the traditions of burial in New Orleans from long ago to present. Quite interesting!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a tour with Miss Carla. Initially we were going to just walk around, really glad we did not. Take a tour with one of the many people at the gate who offer. Extremely knowledgeable. I brought that knowledge home and shared with my family. Loved the visit and the information and history.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took in the last tour of the day, just before closing. Tour guide was very informative and entertaining. I would not have gotten all that info and background just walking through on my own, so glad we happened upon this at the last minute as we were were walking by!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we did the save our cemetery tour of Lafayette cemetery. this was led by a volunteer, and all the proceeds go to the non profit to help with restoration. It was wonderful! Our tour guide was a retired dermatologist whose family has been in new orleans for over 100 years. What a lovely, well-informed and interesting guide! We LOVED this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I walked around this cemetery and overheard around five different tour guides give snippets of their talks. They had some interesting things to say, but maybe I'm just not that interested in cemeteries. The architecture and carvings of the graves were interesting, and i noticed some rehab work was being done to revive the cemetery. I can't imagine spending a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful old cemetery to wander around in at the Garden District. If you're interested in a tour, those are easy to arrange also. It's right across the street from Commanders Palace and has been the location for many movies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Must visit cemetery in NOLA in the Garden District. Give yourself enough time to wander around because most cemeteries close at 3pm. This one is very large and I could have easily spent several hours there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much history, beauty, and peacefulness here. Our guide, Justin was very knowledgeable about this cemetery.

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Australia and wanted to experience the New Orleans culture and history. We chose this graveyard to visit as it was recommended. So we walked through it and had a look at the tombs and learn some of the history associated with these. It was really handy to be given a map and information about the tombs. Really... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in Lafayette Cemetery No.1 for a few minutes while walking around the Garden District. The cemeteries in NOLA are pretty similar outside of a few. I really enjoy the history and structure of these cemeteries though, very different then your typical cemeteries. There were a few tours going on, and a few guides willing to give me a... More 

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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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