Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1427 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

Phone: +1-5046583781

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 07:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

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The Lafayette Cemetery No.1 is the resting place for many famous personalities including Judge Ferguson of the Plessy vs Ferguson, the Brunie family (known for their contribution to Jazz music) and Brigadier General Harry T. Hays who led the 1st Louisiana Brigade. Movies Double Jeopardy in 1999 and Dracula 2000 in 2000 are filmed at this cemetery. Take a walk around the cemetery to see the old tombs and if you are taking a local tour, you can get a rare peak into the culture and history of the place as well.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the cemetery is free but a local tour operator will charge you for a tour.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed most major holidays.
  • Guided tour takes around 90 minutes (approx.) 

How To reach Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Magazine at Third Street
  • By Train:St Charles at Sixth Street
  • By renting a Car/ Bike.
  • By Taxi

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  • Beautiful and ancient, really wish the city took better care. It's free and you can wander around in there as long as you please. We rode the street car and walked up a few blocks to get here, a nice walk where you can see some of the beautiful garden district houses. Check the hours before going.

  • Unique experience to stroll quietly and respectfully among the 7,000 deceased in the heart of the Garden District. The cemetery is surrounded by massive 100yr old Magnolia trees and is likely the most interesting cemetery you'll visit in the city.

  • Awesome FREE cemetery you can visit! It's in a really nice neighboorhood and you can walk around the whole cemetery. Tour guides here work for tips.

  • Easy to get to. Parking was easily accessible on any other side streets. Truly as unique experience walking through this historic site. Tour guides set up next to the entrance or in the shade around the square.

  • Awesome historical cemetery! Shows such as NCIS New Orleans and The Originals have been known to film here. However, the beauty and historic architecture is a must see here ! Early morning touring is recommended if you are visiting during the hot season of summer. BEWARE OF THE SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE TOUR GUIDES OFFERING THEIR ASSISTANCE TO YOU! IF ANYONE OFFERS TO ASSIST YOU TOUR THE PLACE AND THEY DO NOT HAVE AN AUTHENTIC CITY TOUR GUIDE BADGE.....DO NOT TAKE ANY ASSISTANCE FROM THEM AND MORE IMPORTANTLY DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY !!!! THE WATER GUY SITTING AT THE ENTRANCE DOESN'T HAVE A LICENSE TO SELL THAT STUFF EITHER.....SO BEWARE ! Other than that ....cemetery is a great place to visit with 24/7 security company and the occasional law enforcement patrolling the area!

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