Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

1400 Washington Ave. (at Prytania St.), New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Fri–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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  • IFC

    For a good historical and scenic experience, take a walk or tour through this cemetery.

    IFC · July 6, 2011
  • PreservationNation

    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.

    PreservationNation · April 22, 2012
  • David O.

    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.

    David Ortez · April 16, 2010
  • Amy P.

    Go to the gravedigger's house in the back and get some beads off his air conditioner.

    Amy Priest · July 31, 2010
  • Szoke S.

    If you are lucky to run into "Mr. Creepy " the caretaker, he may take you on a tour.

    Szoke Steve · March 22, 2010
  • Michael Z.

    Gorgeous cemetery. Take your time and just stroll about and take it all in.

    Michael Zickefoose · April 15, 2013
  • Maxwell S.

    Note the hours. M-F 7am - 2:30pm; Sat 7am - noon

    Maxwell S · March 19, 2013
  • Jason 😜Izzy🎶 S.

    Open Sat & Sun now 9-6PM

    Jason 😜Izzy🎶 Sherry · October 27, 2012
  • Jacque M.

    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 :)

    Jacque Mox · May 6, 2010
  • Sharees B.

    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.

    Sharees Bazile · November 11, 2014
  • Joy🌟 R.

    Take a tour with Carla!

    Joy🌟 Reines · January 25, 2014
  • 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🎶 Sherry · October 27, 2012
  • 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🎶 Sherry · October 27, 2012
  • Connie R.

    Closes a 2:30 p.m. weekdays.

    Connie Ruhe · February 29, 2012
  • Kelly N.

    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...

    Kelly Nelson · March 1, 2011
  • Tony M.

    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.

    Tony M · December 14, 2014
  • Dave G.

    Dude. You're in a cemetery. Across from one of the last great fine dining establishments in the USA. Kinda creepy?

    Dave G · November 18, 2014
  • SouthernBeets

    It closes by noon on Saturdays, so plan ahead!

    SouthernBeets · August 10, 2014
  • 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

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • Alexa M.

    times perfectly with a thunder storm. delicious spooky factor.

    Alexa Megan Tillie · June 16, 2014
  • Charl C.

    Look for Carla she gives a very short informative tour of the cemetery for only $5

    Charl Castelyn · May 26, 2014
  • Carolina E.

    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.

    Carolina Escobar · March 9, 2014
  • Tim H.

    Pretty cool to see how NOLA deals with its dead. Find a tour guide to get all your questions answered.

    Tim Hettler · February 21, 2014
  • Deb

    A must see before leaving New Orleans.

    Deb · February 16, 2014
  • Maureen K.

    The sign doesn't say open Sunday, but it doesn't say closed either. We went and they were open.....happy day :)

    Maureen Kavanaugh · January 15, 2014
  • Richard

    Hauntingly beautiful

    Richard · December 20, 2013
  • Aron H.

    worth a visit, according to Jana (also tours via )

    Aron Hegyi · September 25, 2013
  • Amy T.

    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.

    Amy T · September 21, 2013
  • Linh N.

    The creepy guy playing the violin? Not a ghost. And ffs, don't pose in front of the gravestones.

    Linh Nguyën · April 29, 2013
  • Ginger G.

    Beautiful walking adventure through a historical garden.

    Ginger G · December 23, 2012
  • Liz H.

    Now open on Sundays!

    Liz H · July 15, 2012

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