Lafayette Cemetery No.1, New Orleans

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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  • Be aware it closes early at 3 pm. Interesting to wander checking out names and looking at all the ferns and other plants that manage to survive clinging to the nooks and crannies of all the old bricks  more »
  • We jumped in on a random "tour for tips" and got some interesting information about the cemetery. Very historical and a must to walk through.  more »
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  • Beautiful old cemetery. If you love spooky places it is a great place to visit. Walk-able to the St. Charles streetcar which is great. There are tours which take you to these cemeteries and give you historical facts which can be interesting. It's right in the garden district to which is a beautiful area.
  • Definitely a must see in New Orleans. Very unique and full of history. To our pleasant surprise, there were a handful of tour guides giving tours and providing much more information than we thought we would learn. There is no set fee, they work off tips. The girl we had accept cash and card. Highly recommend

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