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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70130

The Basics

Lafayette Cemetery is one of the most popular historic sites in New Orleans, and it is frequently featured on area sightseeing tours. Visit the cemetery as part of a walking tour of the Garden District, or take a deeper dive into the cemetery’s history on a dedicated tour with a guide who’ll cover everything from burial procedures to notable ghost stories.

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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
$29.00 per adult
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Friends in New Orleans
Harris was fantastic! His historical knowledge and his personality made it a memorable tour. We loved it!
Susan_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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Friends in New Orleans
Susan_M, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Harris was fantastic! His historical knowledge and his personality made it a memorable tour. We loved it!
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Singular!
Juliette_R, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour
We’re on our 25th wedding anniversary trip visiting places that have been somehow significant in our married life. The Garden District was stunning and we are disappointed by the cemetery closures. But oh the trees! The stories and the singular history make NOLA so unique.
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Excellent garden district tour
Virginia_M, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Loved seeing all the architectural details! Impressive knowledge by our guide. Did a great job bringing personal stories of history to life.
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Fantastic, Dominick is the best
Kelsey_T, May 2022
Garden District, Cemetery and Commander's Palace Lunch Walking Tour
Dominick was the best guide we could have asked for! He was so knowledgeable and passionate about his city which made the the tour so fun and informative. Thanks Dominick! Hope to see you next time we visit!
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Our host knew everything...
AnneLaure_V, May 2022
Garden District, Cemetery and Commander's Palace Lunch Walking Tour
Our host knew everything about NO history, we learned so much with him. He also knows where the good stuff is and booked an amazing restaurant for us. It was our last tour of our stay and we enjoyed it a lot!
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TOUR WAS GREAT!
Sandra_B, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
The Guide was really informative and super nice! Lots to learn about NO with this tour. Would do it again
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The perfect guide for the Garden District
Kirk_P, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Harris was a very knowledgeable and animated guide. He brought the history of the Garden District to life.
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Strolling through the Garden District
Jeff_C, Apr 2022
New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour
Great tour. History, architecture, ambience. Dave was a great tour guide. He took his time, answered all our questions and gave us great perspective.
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Great tour! Great...
Kimberly_A, Apr 2022
New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour
Great tour! Great information! Great tour guide! Great stories and history regarding this beautiful neighborhood.
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Beautiful Garden District
Michelle_M, Apr 2022
Glamorous Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Tour
We enjoyed our tour very much! It was nice to see that beautiful section of New Orleans. Our tour guide, Mikko, was wonderful.
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An exzcellent tour with Angie
Andrew_W, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Our tour guide Angie was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Her delivery was excellent, providing the perfect balance between knowledge, helpfulness and humour. We did around 8 tours on our trip to the US this time, and this was definitely the best.
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Get Angie for your tour - she was awesome!
zoehshall, May 2022
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
OUTSTANDING. Angie was absolutely amazing. Lots of history, facts, tidbits, humor and extra info on the flora on the walk. Definitely worth your money!!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The cemetery is free and open to the public.

  • Plan to spend about 90 minutes touring the cemetery grounds.

  • The cemetery grounds are accessible to wheelchairs, though some of the terrain is uneven.

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How to Get There

Lafayette Cemetery is on Washington Avenue in the Garden District. You can get there by taking the St. Charles Streetcar to Washington Street stop. From there it’s a short walk to the cemetery.

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When to Get There

The cemetery is open on weekdays from morning until early afternoon and on weekends from morning until noon. It’s a popular attraction, so visit early in the day to avoid crowds.

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The History of Aboveground Cemeteries

Many parts of the city of New Orleans sit below sea level, so early settlers to the area had trouble with the bodies of their recently interned washing away during the summer rains. The settlers quickly learned that the only way to properly keep their dead in place was to build raised cemeteries, and this form of internment became a New Orleans tradition.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Lafayette Cemetery No. 1?
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