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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Garden District, New Orleans
  • mike p.
    "Look for Carla for an excellent educational tour"(4 Tips)
    Jacque M.
    "Haunted Garden District tour leaves from here at 3:30pm"(3 Tips)
    Jason 😜Izzy🎶 S.
    "Haunted History Garden District tour starts here at 2:30."(3 Tips)
    Jason 😜Izzy🎶 S.
    "... land management use: Crypts can be reused every 1 year & 1 day. Bodies..."(2 Tips)
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  • Bryan I.
    Bryan IraceApril 17
    Super scenic, historic, above-ground cemetery.
  • James B.
    James BatesSeptember 27, 2016
    Less busy than some of the other cemeteries.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezApril 15, 2016
    Not overcrowded like No 2. Come here after a tour in Garden District.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PharoFebruary 20, 2016
    Can't visit NOLA without checking out the cemeteries. Free Tours by Foot guide was good too
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 27, 2015
    Hmm closes at 3:30pm!!!
  • mike p.
    mike pattersonApril 28, 2015
    Look for Carla for an excellent educational tour
  • mike p.
    mike pattersonApril 28, 2015
    Take a tour for $5 and learn fascinating facts about the crypts and how they are used for generations
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmApril 5, 2015
    This place needs some lovin
  • Marc P.
    Marc PApril 1, 2015
    Waking the cemetery grounds took my breath away. One of the best parts of my trip to New Orleans.
  • Tony M.
    Tony MDecember 14, 2014
    Take the historic tour company's Garden District tour, and this will be your first stop. Several family graves are stunning reminders of how yellow fever decimated NOLO in the 1700's.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GNovember 18, 2014
    Dude. You're in a cemetery. Across from one of the last great fine dining establishments in the USA. Kinda creepy?
  • Sharees B.
    Sharees BazileNovember 11, 2014
    When you visit New Orleans take the opportunity to tour the cemetery at the corner of Washington and Prytania. The history of this place will blow you away.
  • SouthernBeets
    SouthernBeetsAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It closes by noon on Saturdays, so plan ahead!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Because they are above-ground, tombs in graveyards here are not so much "Cities of the Dead," as they call them here, as warehouses. This makes them creepy rather than romantic. Read more
  • Alexa M.
    Alexa Megan TillieJune 16, 2014
    times perfectly with a thunder storm. delicious spooky factor.
  • Charl C.
    Charl CastelynMay 26, 2014
    Look for Carla she gives a very short informative tour of the cemetery for only $5
  • Carolina E.
    Carolina EscobarMarch 9, 2014
    You would think for a cemetery this place would be creepy but it's the exact opposite; airy, light, and so beautiful, you'll never want to leave.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HettlerFebruary 21, 2014
    Pretty cool to see how NOLA deals with its dead. Find a tour guide to get all your questions answered.
  • Deb
    DebFebruary 16, 2014
    A must see before leaving New Orleans.
  • Joy🌟 R.
    Joy🌟 ReinesJanuary 25, 2014
    Take a tour with Carla!
  • Maureen K.
    Maureen KavanaughJanuary 15, 2014
    The sign doesn't say open Sunday, but it doesn't say closed either. We went and they were open.....happy day :)
  • Richard
    RichardDecember 20, 2013
    Hauntingly beautiful
  • Aron H.
    Aron HegyiSeptember 25, 2013
    worth a visit, according to Jana (also tours via )
  • Amy T.
    Amy TSeptember 21, 2013
    If you run into a certified guide in the cemetery, take a 10 minute tour. Free, just give a tip. Very insightful. Our guide does running tours as well.
  • Linh N.
    Linh NguyënApril 29, 2013
    The creepy guy playing the violin? Not a ghost. And ffs, don't pose in front of the gravestones.
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZickefooseApril 15, 2013
    Gorgeous cemetery. Take your time and just stroll about and take it all in.
  • Maxwell S.
    Maxwell SMarch 19, 2013
    Note the hours. M-F 7am - 2:30pm; Sat 7am - noon
  • Ginger G.
    Ginger GDecember 23, 2012
    Beautiful walking adventure through a historical garden.
  • Jason 😜Izzy🎶 S.
    Great land management use: Crypts can be reused every 1 year & 1 day. Bodies decompose within that period, temps reach 200+ to cremate body naturally and save land! Used globally.
  • Jason 😜Izzy🎶 S.
    Haunted History Garden District tour starts here at 2:30. Get tickets in advance at: - Meets at 2:00 PM at enternace.
  • Jason 😜Izzy🎶 S.
    Open Sat & Sun now 9-6PM
  • Liz H.
    Liz HJuly 15, 2012
    Now open on Sundays!
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    Designated a burial site in 1833, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans’ Garden District is an active cemetery, tourist attraction, neighborhood recreation center and community gathering place.
  • Connie R.
    Connie RuheFebruary 29, 2012
    Closes a 2:30 p.m. weekdays.
  • IFC
    IFCJuly 6, 2011
    For a good historical and scenic experience, take a walk or tour through this cemetery.
  • Kelly N.
    Kelly NelsonMarch 1, 2011
    If the facade on a tomb is bowed out, you'll be spooked but for no reason. However, if bricks are missing from the wall...
  • Amy P.
    Amy PriestJuly 31, 2010
    Go to the gravedigger's house in the back and get some beads off his air conditioner.
  • Jacque M.
    Jacque MoxMay 6, 2010
    The Haunted Garden District tour leaves from here at 3:30pm (most days, I think) & it's a MUST do! Call (504) 861-2727 to check if it's available. Carla is a fantastic tour guide! You won't regret :)
  • David O.
    David OrtezApril 16, 2010
    We stumbled into Lafayette Cementery for the last tour ... or "lecture" as Sean put it. It was a quick 15 minute tour of the history and process that takes place. Sean was humorous and excentric.
  • Szoke S.
    Szoke SteveMarch 22, 2010
    If you are lucky to run into "Mr. Creepy " the caretaker, he may take you on a tour.
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