Lafayette Cemetery No. 1Currently Closed
- Address: 1427 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5046583781
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids
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.
- Admission to the cemetery is free but a local tour operator will charge you for a tour.
- Closed most major holidays.
- Guided tour takes around 90 minutes (approx.)
- By Bus: Magazine at Third Street
- By Train:St Charles at Sixth Street
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi
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43.88% of people who visit New Orleans include Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
63.17% of people start their Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Amazing place to tour and wonder around. My suggestion is pay close attention to the tours going on their is neat history and spots they'll showcase.
Beautiful old cemetery. Likely my favorite in all of New Orleans. The history there is astonishing, and the care that went into each plot is apparent. This particular cemetery has no entrance fee, and you may walk it’s grounds as long as you like (until closing time, obviously). It’s also located in the most beautiful neighborhood of New Orleans (Garden District), with gorgeous homes, walkways and museums. Commanders Palace is directly across the street - another “must” for anyone in town.
Very unique place to visit. People are dying to get in here. Very busy on a Saturday. If you move away from the main center aisle it gets much quieter.
Great place to explore and get lost in. The history is overflowing the walls of this cemetery. This is an opportunity to explore a bit of the past of New Orleans. Can get very busy here so recommend visiting early in the day!
We only had 20 minutes to explore before the cemetery closed, but it was a worthy experience. There were a couple of guided tours happening nearby and we heard a few interesting tidbits of info. Definitely a quintessential point of interest in NOLA.