Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

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Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA, USA
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - Lafayette No. 1 located in the Garden District is open to the public free of charge.
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - Lafayette No. 1 located in the Garden District is open to the public free of charge.
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - Although the most popular NOLA cemetery, the St. Louis is not open to the public.
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - Although the most popular NOLA cemetery, the St. Louis is not open to the public.
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - Lafayette No. 1 located in the Garden District is open to the public free of charge.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 New Orleans Reviews

moviegal226 moviegal…
97 reviews
Bring Your Camera! Sep 30, 2016
It's free and open to the public, most of the cemeteries in town now require you to be part of an official tour group to visit. Simply find parking on the street and you are welcome to browse (but please remember that actual people are buried here and this is their final resting place -- we tried to walk and talk quietly, but others weren't doing the same). This is a very picturesque cemetery and is exactly what you picture in your head when you think of the creepiness factor of New Orleans. Bring your camera and take your time wandering row after row of elevated crypts. It's hauntingly beautiful.
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mdfehmel mdfehmel
210 reviews
Free Cemetary Walk Nov 18, 2015
One of the most popular attractions in New Orleans is the above ground cemeteries. Due to the high water table in the city, digging into the ground is not an option for burial therefore the deceased are placed into above ground crypts. These crypts are stacked vertically or crammed in side by side at various cemeteries scattered throughout the city. The most famous cemetery is the St. Louis cemetery in close proximity to the French Quarter, however it is NOT open to the public. The only way to get in is to take a licensed tour. I think the city tours pop in and out for an hour or so, and the dedicated tours are a minimum of 2 hours. Not wanting to spend that much time in a cemetery, my wife and I walked up to it, took the picture and called it a day. I imagine that on a hot day, being cooped up in the labyrinth of concrete could be quite uncomfortable. As luck would have it, a couple days later when we ventured over to the Garden District, we stumbled across another similar cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. This one is a bit smaller than St. Louis, but it is open to the public for free and is naturally shaded by tree cover. Located on Washington St. across from the world famous Commander's Palace restaurant, I would most certainly recommend placing Lafayette on your "TO-DO" list if you are curious but not necessarily inclined to pay for a tour of a New Orleans cemetery.
Lafayette No. 1 located in the Gar…
Lafayette No. 1 located in the Gar…
Lafayette No. 1 located in the Gar…
Although the most popular NOLA cem…
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