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- 98%History Buffs
- 87%Adventure Travelers
- 75%Spiritual Seekers
- 74%Local Culture
- 64%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (26)
- Lafayette CemeteryOct 07, 2013
If you haven't taken a guided tour, and learned the culture of how they bury, and the traditions, be sure to read up on it, or find a tour . Bloody Mary Tours has a guided night time cemetery tour. Its a lot of fun, and a little freaky. You will learn ALOT! We really enjoyed it.
- Lafayette CemeteryMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Sep 09, 2013
Plan your trip to these cemeteries carefully! Because they are real cemeteries and not just tourist traps, they don't maintain normal business hours. We searched for several and didn't get to enter any of them because they were already closed. Do this tour as a day trip, and make your way to the French Quarter later.
- Lafayette CemeteryAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 13, 2013
A historical cemetery in the Garden District, Lafayette is filled with so much history and tradition. Some cemeteries are considered unsafe with potential muggers hanging out behind crypts, but this one felt extremely safe. We opted for a tour to get some education throughout the cemetery - without it, the walk would be pleasant but uninformative. I recommend touring with Save Our Cemeteries because the proceeds go directly into preservation of the crypts as well as the maintenance of the grounds. Lafayette is very close to Commanders Palace, so I suggest pairing the two back to back.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Lafayette CemeteryMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
When in New Orleans, you must visit at least one of the "Cities of the Dead". Do not go at night (Why would you?)! Try to visit as part of a New Orleans bus tour, rather than going alone, as unsavory characters (including gangs) are said to hang out here. You will enjoy walking amidst the many monuments, which are reminiscent of similar settings in Paris.
- Lafayette CemeteryJul 05, 2012
Spooky and charming at the same time, the cemetery here inspired many scenes in the works of author and New Orleans' native Anne Rice. Not as elaborate or famous as St. Louis #1, Lafayette is perhaps among the safer of the New Orleans Cities of the Dead, and can be visited most mornings without a guide. The fire company tomb here inspired the Mayfair tomb in Anne Rice's novel series about the Mayfair witches. Nearby Commander's Palace offers an elegant afternoon lunch (make a reservation).
- Lafayette CemeteryFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
This is actually known as Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, as there are three with that moniker.
Located next door to Commander's Palace in the Garden District, this is one of the most beautiful places to visit in New Orleans. As creepy as it is to traipse through a cemetery, these above ground crypts are ornately decorated.
WARNING: These should only be visited in a group setting. With so many places to hide, thieves have been known to strike anyone that is alone.