Lafayette Cemetery No.1, New Orleans

Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nestled in the old Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery No.1 features ornate aboveground tombs. In the 1800s, bodies would often be left at the gate for the cemetery staff to care for. As you wander the property, you'll find unusual causes of death carved onto some stones. You'll also see society tombs here, among which is the YMCA tomb. Site tours are available; contact an established tour company for a guided tour. Add Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and other attractions to your New Orleans trip itinerary using our New Orleans day trip planning tool.
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  • Everyone loves to visit the cemeteries in town with the decorative tombs above ground. This is one of the best. Take a stroll around.  more »
  • when we were there, the cemetery was closed so you could only see grave sites through the fencing, but the ghouls are there to greet you. Lots of history packed into this cemetery located in a...  more »
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  • Very cool place! Found a self-guided tour online, and went at our own speed. Beautiful historic cemetery. Parking is plentiful nearby, so no need to Uber if you have a car. Walk around the Garden District when you're finished, grab a bite pretty much anywhere, and you have yourself a lovely day.
  • Wander thru the cemetery to feel what is like to be forgotten. (Being ironic here). Nice place to visit if you got 20 minutes to spare.

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