Remove Ads
4.5
1,994 votes

Lafayette Cemetery No.1

1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Sat 8a
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • No Wifi
Add to Trip

Heads up!

Due to the spread of COVID-19, some points of interest may be closed or have restrictions. Please stay safe and call ahead to get the latest information.

Remove Ads

“Notable for the architectural significance of its tombs and mausoleums”

It's the oldest of the seven city operated cemeteries in New Orleans. Lafayette is the "American" cemetery, while St. Louis is a Creole cemetery. You'll notice many Irish and German names on the tombs here, versus more French and Spanish names in St. Louis. Lots of the people in the older tombs, you'll also notice, died of yellow fever. More beautiful than the average cemetery, there are lots of ornate crypts and old gravestones. Added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 1, 1972,

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
Dana Newkirk

  • Road Warrior
  • 298 Reviews
  • 349 Helpful
September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0

New Orleans has some of the best cemeteries in the country and Lafayette is one of my favorites. It's less popular than cemetery #1 and #2, but it's equally as beautiful and has lots of character.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
link1328

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 10, 2020
Rated 1.0

Closed for repairs

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
Sfreiling

  • 57 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
March 05, 2017
Rated 4.0

While visiting the Garden District this is a must see. If you google free walking tours for this area, the cemetery tour will probably come up. We printed it and then took it with us. It was a wonderful tour and explained many things in detail. A lot of the people visiting that day also had the same tour.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
MelanieFlynn

  • 20 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0

The history in this area inspires awe. We did a free walking tour. A pamphlet explains some of the more famous tombs. History and stories just flows out of the cemetery. Definitely a must see for your trip.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
Juniper

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 25, 2016
Rated 5.0

Beautiful. We did a free walking tour that was fun and interesting, and really loved this cemetery. A must-see.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

Lafayette Cemetery No.1

1400 Washington Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana
70130 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
See More Details (12)

Parking, Dining

Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

New Orleans, Louisiana
FastBook
$$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana
FastBook
$$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana
FastBook
$$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Remove Ads
28964