Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Local nameLafayette Cemetery No. 1
LocationNew Orleans, United States

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is a historic cemetery in the Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1833 and still in use today, the cemetery takes its name from its location in what was once the City of Lafayette, a suburb of New Orleans that was annexed by the larger metropolis in 1852. The city's first planned cemetery, it is notable for the architectural significance of its tombs and mausoleums, often containing multiple family members, and for its layout, a cruciform plan that allowed for funeral processions.Confined within a single city block, the cemetery contains approximately 1,100 family tombs and 7,000 people.

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Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery from 37 USD

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Might be closed due to renovations, please check before you visit.

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Phone +1 504 658 3781

Address 1416-1498 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

Coordinates 29°55'43.637" N -90°5'7.184" E

Tours and activities: Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Garden District Walking Tour: Mansions and Lafayette Cemetery

from 37 USD

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