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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Tours and Activities

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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Built in 1833 and ripe with ghost stories and the graves of notable New Orleans residents, this Garden District graveyard serves as the final resting place for more than 7,000 people. The cemetery gets its name from the old city of Lafayette, now part of New Orleans.

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1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70130
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour Including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

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Step back in time on this historic walking tour of New Orleans’ Garden District with an experienced guide. Learn about life and death in the city and its unique above-ground crypts and gravesites. Walk shady avenues lined with antebellum homes, and hear how a small riverside settlement grew into a lavish, wealthy city. See a wide range of architectural styles in the elegant Garden District neighborhood then get local tips on the city’s best places to enjoy New Orleans' finest music, food, and drink.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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New Orleans Garden District Tour

New Orleans Garden District Tour

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Enjoy an educational and leisurely stroll through one of New Orleans' most gorgeous neighborhoods on this walking tour of the Garden District. Hear about the history of the stately mansions along the tree-lined streets before visiting one of the city's haunting cemeteries.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Tour

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Take a stroll through New Orleans’ history and culture on a walking tour of the Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery #1 with an experienced guide. Visit streets lined with gracious, antebellum homes, and learn how the city’s Creole and American residents competed with Greek Revival architecture and English-gardens. Discover the elaborate crypts and monuments in one of New Orleans’ oldest and most beautiful cemeteries, hear stories about Lafayette’s most famous ‘residents,’ and trace Louisiana history through the names on the gravestones. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Walking Tour

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Explore one of New Orleans’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods on a walking tour of the Garden District. Admire the oak avenues and manicured landscaping that give this lush locale its name, and see some of America’s finest examples of historic southern architecture, including the ornate homes of local celebrities and famous former residents. Plus, visit the Garden District’s most haunted highlight, the above-ground tombs of legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour

New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour

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Exploring New Orleans in the evening can seem like an intimidating quest on your own, but this ghost, voodoo, and vampire walking tour takes you to the city’s most eerie sites at night in the safety of a group with a knowledgeable guide. Stop by top attractions such as the LaLaurie Mansion and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, all while listening to your guide’s detailed stories of the paranormal and beyond.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo, Cemetery Tour or Cemetery Insiders Tour

New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo, Cemetery Tour or Cemetery Insiders Tour

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Rich history and voodoo legends make New Orleans one of the most fascinating places to visit, but if you see the sights alone, you could miss out on some of the key details that bring this vibrant city to life. Choose from two options - the voodoo walking tour takes you through the city during daylight hours—perfect for those who don’t want to get too scared, but still want a look into the city’s mysterious past. The BYOB Cemetery Insiders option allows you to journey through three of New Orleans’ hallowed historical cemeteries. Bring your favorite beverage and learn of the city's burial customs and traditions. While you pass through the aisles of tombs, you'll hear stories like one of thousands buried in the graveyard behind the Katrina Memorial. No matter which option you choose, you will leave you with feelings of trepidation and excitement, as well as an appreciation of New Orleans' incredible history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.99
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New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience, journeying back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic riverboat for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional tableside lunch (additional expense).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

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The Steamboat Natchez is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic experience of New Orleans at night on this romantic riverboat cruise! Journey through time on a paddle-wheel boat ride along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends, and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner (if option selected) and live jazz music.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

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Delve into the stories behind the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans during a French Quarter walking tour. Take in famous landmarks including Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the Mississippi River, along with lesser-known places of interest. Hear from your guide about the architecture and heritage of the district, and get the inside scoop on recommended places for shopping and dining as well.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

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On this Garden District walking tour, meander down tree-lined alleys and past grand antebellum homes while learning about the historic neighborhood from your guide. Your guide shares local perspective on the posh 19th-century district and historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, the filming location for famous movies. A small-group tour offers a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

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Explore New Orleans’ most beautiful neighborhood on a Garden District walking tour that reveals the rich and complex history behind stately antebellum mansions where many celebrities live. Avoid aimless wandering, and follow a guide down wide avenues lined with live oak while learning about different architectural styles and Creole culture. Plus, stop at the legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, featured in many books and Hollywood films.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Glamorous Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Tour
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Glamorous Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Tour

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Just off the trolley from the French Quarter, New Orleans’ Garden District is the city’s historical core. Learn about Garden District history and architecture from your guide as you walk down picture-perfect streets, past sights like the Lafayette Cemetery, and right by celebrity homes. Because it’s a small-group tour, you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, too.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Garden District Tour with Mansion Visit & Lafayette Cemetery

New Orleans Garden District Tour with Mansion Visit & Lafayette Cemetery

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Experience many of the Garden District’s highlights on a comprehensive half-day tour. Meet your local guide and small group and start your excursion with a complimentary praline. See the inside of a Garden District mansion, ride a street car, visit Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, and learn about the area’s fascinating history—all on one fun and convenient outing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Garden District Walking Tour

Garden District Walking Tour

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Stroll down the leafy lanes of New Orleans' Garden District on this comprehensive walking tour. Traveling on foot means you'll get a chance to know the area much more intimately than you would peering out from inside a glassed-in tour bus. Listen to in-depth commentary on the area's history and culture from your guide and take the opportunity to ask questions. Stops include multiple Confederate-era houses, some celebrity homes, and the Lafayette Cemetery #1.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Beyond the French Quarter: New Orleans Off the Beaten Path Audio Tour

Beyond the French Quarter: New Orleans Off the Beaten Path Audio Tour

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See New Orleans at your own pace with this affordable walking tour. ‱ Go beyond the French District and see the Warehouse District, the Irish Channel, the Lower Garden District, and Uptown from one of the city’s historic streetcars ‱ Hear from producer Katarina Boudreaux, a local writer, musician and teacher ‱ Do it all in 35 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish ‱ Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it ‱ Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline. Please note that this tour doesn’t include the cost of the streetcar ride.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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$5.40
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New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour

New Orleans Sightseeing City Tour

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Maximize time in New Orleans with a sightseeing bus tour. Explore beyond the beauty of the French Quarter to see other neighborhoods including the Garden District, Treme, and the 9th Ward. Learn about city culture and history as you travel along Frenchmen Street, Esplanade Avenue, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour

New Orleans Garden District Architecture Tour

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New Orleans’ Garden District fascinates with historic mansions, impressive architecture, and colorful history, all framed by ancient live oak trees. On this tour, you’ll walk through the neighborhood learning the history and culture of the area from a local guide. The experience is complete with a stop at Lafayette Cemetery to learn about the city’s famous above-ground “Cities of the Dead.”
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans French Quarter and Garden District Bike Tour

New Orleans French Quarter and Garden District Bike Tour

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Pedal through two centuries of New Orleans history on a combo bike tour of the French Quarter and Garden District. Learn about the city’s Creole roots as you ride along the banks of the Mississippi and through the legendary streets of the oldest neighborhood in town. Then, cross over to the ‘American’ side, where stately southern mansions overlook leafy boulevards and the time-worn tombs of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. It’s a great way to meet the many faces of New Orleans while enjoying fresh air and exercise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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New Orleans City Bike Tour

New Orleans City Bike Tour

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See more of New Orleans without the hassle of renting a car on this half-day bike tour that takes you around the famous French Quarter and beyond to explore neighborhoods many tourists never go. Learn about the city’s fascinating history directly from the owner of the tour company as you make stops at Jackson Square, the Garden District, historic cemeteries, Royal Street, the downtown area, and more.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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American Adventure: Uptown Bike Tour in New Orleans

American Adventure: Uptown Bike Tour in New Orleans

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Biking the Garden District in New Orleans is a great way to learn about the neighborhood’s rich history and culture. Skip the hassles of traffic and parking as you make your way to antebellum mansions, historic cemeteries, and celebrity homes, all while hearing entertaining tales about the area from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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Soul of NOLA French Quarter & Garden District Tour walk & drive combo

Soul of NOLA French Quarter & Garden District Tour walk & drive combo

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This is a private tour, feel safe touring safe only with the people you are traveling with. We begin in the French Quarter, the most emblematic New Orleans neighborhood. We'll discuss geography, architecture and the folks that made our fabled city in the swamp. Next we’ll head upriver in a mini van to the Garden District. As we proceed through the oak-lined streets we will take in the grandeur of historic mansions and gardens and discuss the political landscape that gave birth to the Garden District. Lafayette Cemetery #1, one of the iconic New Orleans’ above ground “cities of the dead”. From outside the cemetery walls,(all cemeteries are currently closed) we will discuss the unique burial traditions of the Crescent City. We'll have transportation, but some walking, in areas like the Jackson Square & the cemetery, is ideal. This excursion features the highlights of the French Quarter and uptown neighborhoods.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Garden District New Orleans Food & History Tour

Garden District New Orleans Food & History Tour

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Taste your way through New Orleans’ most charming neighborhood on a sensory-rich Garden District food and walking tour that removes the guesswork of where to eat. Stroll past historic mansions and cemeteries while learning about the city’s multicultural history and unique burial traditions. Along the way, stop to sample Creole, Cajun, French, and Italian specialties hand-picked by a guide who knows the best places to dine.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Combo Walking Tour

Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Combo Walking Tour

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New Orleans French Quarter is popular around the world, but there are other parts of the city worth exploring, too. The Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery both have been used in film for years—see can’t-miss spots during this combo walking tour. A guide knows the best ways around the city to see some of the best-preserved mansions and graves, as well as multiple areas used in film and TV.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Private Garden District, St Charles Ave, and Cemetery Tour
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Private Garden District, St Charles Ave, and Cemetery Tour

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The French Quarter may get all the attention, but New Orleans’ Garden District is bursting with southern charm if you know where to look. Get a customized introduction to this historic neighborhood on a walking tour of antebellum mansions, celebrity homes, movie locations, and more, with a private guide alongside to share insight and answer all your questions. Bonus: The tour also stops at the legendary Lafayette Cemetery #1 for a lesson in above-ground burial.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.00
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Should I book Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 costs USD 5.40. Guided Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 tours start around USD 5.40 per person.
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