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Trip Planner: USA / Louisiana / New Orleans / Lafayette Cemetery No.1
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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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is a historic cemetery in the Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded in 1833 and still in use today and was included in the National Register..... more
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is a historic cemetery in the Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded in 1833 and still in use today and was included in the National Register..... more »
Great cemetery lots of history. Peaceful lots of old plots wish it was better taken care of in places. We were here March 2018 but the review never posted
Great cemetery lots of history. Peaceful lots of old plots wish it was better taken care of in places. We were here March 2018 but the review never posted more »
We took the walking tour and it was fantastic. Lee was our guide and he was the best tour guide we’ve ever had. He knew so much and had personal context which made the tour so much cooler. Loved all that we learned about the area and well worth the cost.
This is probably the most famous cemetery in the country and one of the most photographed spots in NOLA. The cemetery oozes mystery by day and spook by night. When it is open you can spend a while walking through the graves and learning some of the history. Bring a friend if you're nervous or superstitious.
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