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  • Address: 1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 2:30pm. Sat 8am - 12pm. Closed Sun and most major holidays.
  • Admission: Guided Tours $15

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Lafayette Cemetery

Few other places on earth can claim a cemetery as both an interesting tourist destination and a cultural icon. New Orleans’ elevation is technically a negative number, so the early settlers to the area had trouble with the bodies of their recently interned washing away come the summer rains. The settlers quickly learned that the only way to properly keep their dead in place was to build raised cemeteries, and thus the tradition of New Orleans’ raised cemeteries took hold. Lafayette Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans, and this nearly 200 year-old attraction has a history that goes beyond the raised cement graves. Ripe with ghost stories and notable New Orleans elites, the Lafayette Cemetery, as any tour guide will tell you, holds the remains of only “Americans,” while the also popular St. Louis Cemetery houses what is left of the Creoles.

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The Lafayette Cemetery is free and open to the public year round. Unfortunately, bandits have been known to surprise unsuspecting tourists walking alone at night, so the raised cemeteries of New Orleans are best toured with a guide and as a group.

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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour, New Orleans, null
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Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 81 Reviews

See the different corners of the French Quarter while you are in New Orleans.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: Flexible

From USD $25.00
Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4836 Reviews

Admire the posh homes of New Orleans' Garden District on this morning walking tour. Observe impressive examples of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.99
Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 96 Reviews

Explore one of the world's most dazzling residential neighborhoods with knowledgeable and entertaining guides.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Cemetery and Voodoo Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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Cemetery and Voodoo Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Stroll through the past and present of this fascinating city viewed through St. Louis Cemetery #1 (established 1789) with Robert Florence, author of New ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

The Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 tour is a two hour leisurely stroll with frequent stops through one of America's most beautiful ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
New Orleans Garden District Ghost Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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New Orleans Garden District Ghost Tour

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Discover the infamous haunts of the New Orleans Garden District on this 2-hour ghost tour, including Lafayette Cemetery. Listen as your theatrical guide shares ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Garden District and Cemetery Private Tour, New Orleans, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Garden District and Cemetery Private Tour

Be enchanted and amazed by the famed above-ground tombs of Lafayette Cemetery, including the Interview with the Vampire, Double Jeopardy, and Deja Vu film ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour

This New Orleans Historic Garden District Walking Tour specifically highlights the American settlement and their beautiful homes and gardens, wealth and ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
New Orleans Citywide Driving Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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New Orleans Citywide Driving Tour

This 2- to 3-hour private tour for you and your party is designed to provide you with a comprehensive view of the City outside the French Quarter focusing on ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $495.00
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour, New Orleans, Private Sightseeing Tours
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Join us on a tour where we will see the Glorious Mansions of New Orleans's famous residents to the famous residents of the Lafayette Cemetery.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.00

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