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Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Address: Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-658-3781
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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 and Cemetery Walking Tour
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Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

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Amazing and free to walk yourself!

We had to do a cemetery tour while in town so we chose Lafayette #1 and I'm glad we did. It was in a beautiful neighborhood! I felt safe the entire time and the cemetery wasn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had to do a cemetery tour while in town so we chose Lafayette #1 and I'm glad we did. It was in a beautiful neighborhood! I felt safe the entire time and the cemetery wasn't crowded. There was many tours going on in there but still not overwhelmed. We took our own self guided tour we print from online... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to tour the cemetery on our own with plenty of time (1-hr). While we enjoy old cemeteries, the stories behind certain tombs was lacking and thus we did not enjoy it as much as others.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first stop with a tour guide and she was quite knowledgeable. One can no longer visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. We learned alot about this cemetery and the other cemeteries in N.O. We enjoyed the tidbits she had re: certain graves.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cemetery is a very good choice, if you want to visit one of the cemeteries in New Orleans. Lafayette no. 1 is located in a very safe neighborhood in the Garden District. There are plenty of other tourists around you if you are there in the morning and afternoon hours, so that you will feel safe! Judge Ferguson (of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked through this amazing old cemetery and saw New Orleans style mausoleums...some dating from centuries ago ! Interesting.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tour is not worth paying for a tour, you can walk through it on your own. There are lots of people outside the entrance that say they will guide you for tips only, DO NOT do this, they are making up suff as they go.

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Modena, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the cemeteries that you can access even without a tour guide, but I would recommend taking one of the walking tours, as it is very informative and provides a very interesting history lesson too. I really enjoyed this visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the only cemetery we found that we could drive to and visit without a tour guide. Easy to get to, felt, fairyly safe, there were a few other people visitng when we were there. I am a genealogist and have been in many cemeteries, had never been in this type above ground. It's sad to see the condition... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very cool cemetery! Owned by the city and volunteers are there to help you find what you might be looking for. This was a great place to learn bout NOLA's burial culture.. don't miss this..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking around Garden District we stumbled upon this historic cemetery. Free admission, so we went in. The place might give you chills, but at the same time so beautiful. Tombs hold generations of several families and it's very interesting to read the writings on them. It's better to visit with a tour, since the guides tell all exciting and interesting... More 

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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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