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Lafayette Cemetery No.1, New Orleans

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#7 of 47 in Historic Sites in New Orleans
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • 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 »
  • When we went all you do was look in from the outside. It was closed due to present conditions. However worth the trip to see what they actual look like 
    When we went all you do was look in from the outside. It was closed due to present conditions. However worth the trip to see what they actual look like  more »
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  • Interesting stop. Just wished that it would have been open to go through. I had to make this stop since I was in the Garden District. Maybe next time I visit New Orleans, the cemetery will be open.
  • Interesting place, even better if it'd been open.

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