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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
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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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Above Ground Cemetery with Past History and Filming of the Show The Originals

What a fascinating cemetery to stroll through. We missed the tour but caught the last 5 minutes of it, seems like it would be a good investment, tour guides seem to know all the... read more

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a fascinating cemetery to stroll through. We missed the tour but caught the last 5 minutes of it, seems like it would be a good investment, tour guides seem to know all the history, both past and recent. Got a lot of cool black and white photos here. There are a couple of amazing sculptures as well as some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hired a guide who was at the gate to the cemetery and it made a big difference in our experience.She pointed out where filming was done and all the important graves. She also gave a lot of history about surrounding homes. She even took us on a short walk around of the neighborhood.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unlike the Catholic cemeteries that require a tour guide, you can take your time here. We had a fabulous guide who kind of ruined the subsequent tours, no other guide we had during our visit was as charismatic and passionate about his city and her people. This is a great cemetery to see while in the garden district .

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We printed out a self led walking tour of the cemetery and the garden district and walked through for a morning in January. the self led tour was PERFECT. Many people passed us without the self led tour and were very jealous, it really improved the experience.

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Falls of Rough, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must when you visit New Orleans for the first time. We had a guild, he knew a lot about the history of this type of burial.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was easy to find and easy to get to. I have been to other cemeteries in NOLA and this one is by far the most family friendly due to lack of crazy people and voodoo priests and priestesses. We went (family of four) around 9 in the morning and pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. The guides... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking through this cemetery reading the inscriptions on the crypts. Since this is a different way of burial, we found it especially interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were glad we stopped here. We walked from the red hop on and off bus stop about 3 blocks to get to the entrance. It's doesn't take long to browse through all of the very ornate headstones and family burial plots. You could probably spend about 1/2 hour here. Quite interesting to see and the surrounding... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on our way out of New Orleans on a Tuesday morning in January. Parking was easy to find on the street. The houses around the walled cemetery were starting to put up Mardi Gras decorations though one house had a pink Christmas tree in their window. All the gates but one were locked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Streets leading to the cemetery filled with older southern style houses very lovely landscaping. Toured on our own, cemetery staff will answer questions, very help. These plots are owned by families, very small looking shed size containers. These would have to hold many members of the same family? Food/drink and restroom at Starbucks 3 blocks.

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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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