Lafayette Cemetery No.1, New Orleans

Nestled in the old Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery No.1 features ornate aboveground tombs. In the 1800s, bodies would often be left at the gate for the cemetery staff to care for. As you wander the property, you'll find unusual causes of death carved onto some stones. You'll also see society tombs here, among which is the YMCA tomb. Site tours are available; contact an established tour company for a guided tour. Add Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and other attractions to your New Orleans trip itinerary using our New Orleans day trip planning tool .
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  • The information that our guide gave us about how and why people are buried in the cemetery is absolutely fascinating and sensible.  more »
  • Check the hours as it closed earlier than we expected! Take the street car to the garden district and walk to the graveyard. Tours were available, but also lovely to wander aimlessly. A must see.  more »
  • There are plenty of stores to the cemetery to the wetlands makes New Orleans unique funeral experience. Lafayette generals that have symbolic significance. I'm not going to bother to find out if there are better without.
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