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Waking the cemetery grounds took my breath away. One of the best parts of my trip to New Orleans.
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.
Dude. You're in a cemetery. Across from one of the last great fine dining establishments in the USA. Kinda creepy?
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.
It closes by noon on Saturdays, so plan ahead!
times perfectly with a thunder storm. delicious spooky factor.
Look for Carla she gives a very short informative tour of the cemetery for only $5
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.
Pretty cool to see how NOLA deals with its dead. Find a tour guide to get all your questions answered.
A must see before leaving New Orleans.
Take a tour with Carla!
The sign doesn't say open Sunday, but it doesn't say closed either. We went and they were open.....happy day :)
worth a visit, according to Jana (also tours via http://www.saveourcemeteries.org/lafayette-cemetery-no-1-tour/ )
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.
The creepy guy playing the violin? Not a ghost. And ffs, don't pose in front of the gravestones.
Gorgeous cemetery. Take your time and just stroll about and take it all in.
Note the hours. M-F 7am - 2:30pm; Sat 7am - noon
Beautiful walking adventure through a historical garden.
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.
Haunted History Garden District tour starts here at 2:30. Get tickets in advance at: http://www.hauntedhistorytours.com - Meets at 2:00 PM at enternace.
Open Sat & Sun now 9-6PM
Now open on Sundays!
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.
Closes a 2:30 p.m. weekdays.
For a good historical and scenic experience, take a walk or tour through this cemetery.
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...
Go to the gravedigger's house in the back and get some beads off his air conditioner.
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 :)
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.
If you are lucky to run into "Mr. Creepy " the caretaker, he may take you on a tour.