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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

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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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. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Biking Tour

New Orleans Garden District and Cemetery Biking Tour

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Biking through the Garden District under the canopy of live oak trees is a beautiful way to take in the history and celebrity of the district. This casual bike ride covers a lot of ground and gives our guests a unique look into the lives of those who first settled there.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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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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This owner-operated company provides a truly local's perspective. When you ride with Paradise Park you are riding with one of the owners ensuring that your experience is of the highest quality. See the city through a locals eyes. See the city through the eyes of someone who truly loves what they do, who truly loves the City of New Orleans, and who truly wants you to love it too.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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New Orleans Garden District Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Chauffeured and Historian Guided City Tour of New Orleans

Private Chauffeured and Historian Guided City Tour of New Orleans

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See the many faces of New Orleans on this 3-hour private tour. Your guide, a local historian, will lead you through the Lower Ninth Ward and the ever-evolving Warehouse/Arts District. Explore the scenic Garden District, known for its oak-lined streets, lush gardens, and impressive Victorian mansions. End your tour with a visit to the historic Lafayette Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$525.00
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Garden District Tour in New Orleans

Garden District Tour in New Orleans

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Discover the historic Garden District in New Orleans on a 2-hour walking tour that starts from Lafayette Cemetery. Pass stately homes where the modern day celebrities and other famous characters have lived, and hear about the colorful history of the district.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Weekend Garden District Food & History Tour

New Orleans Weekend Garden District Food & History Tour

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Leave the tourist crowds of the French Quarter behind and discover the flavors of New Orleans like a local on a 2.5- to 3-hour food tour. Offered in either the Garden District or Bywater Neighborhood, you have the flexibility to choose the itinerary that most appeals to your palate. Whichever you pick, enjoy food and drinks at three local joints that you won’t find in a typical guidebook.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

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Absorb the grandeur and opulence of New Orleans’ Garden District on a historic 2-hour walking tour. Meander down sun-dappled sidewalks and admire well-preserved antebellum mansions, current and former homes to famous residents including Anne Rice, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. End with a guided walk through Lafayette Cemetery, featuring a remarkable collection of above-ground tombs.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Glamorous Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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New Orleans Garden District Tour with Elms Mansion Visit & Lafayette Cemetery

New Orleans Garden District Tour with Elms 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
  • Taking safety measures
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Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

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Our tour guides are New Orleanians with strong personal connections to the history and have many impressive credentials.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Garden District New Orleans Food & History Tour

Garden District New Orleans Food & History Tour

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Home to historic mansions, hauntingly beautiful cemeteries and giant oak trees, this district is the romance of New Orleans. During walks between stops, hear about culture, traditions, architecture and have history fun! (PLEASE NOTE: currently, the cemetery is closed for repairs- we'll still be able to see into the cemetery and discuss the history. I supplement the walking tour to see some of the mansions and historic homes the Garden District is known for). Then it's on to the food at 3 stops- a neighborhood favorite for a taste of our Italian-Creole roots, hear Cajun history through sausage and finish with the Creole history of chicory over cafe au lait and filled beignets! All curated food, cocktails/beer, taxes & tip are included in your ticket so you can sit back and relax! Will accommodate allergies/dietary restrictions if told in advance. Menu & food stops are subject to availability. Other things to note: Tour is all weather, wear comfy walking shoes & bring a face mask.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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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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Garden District, Cemetery and Commander's Palace Lunch Walking Tour

Garden District, Cemetery and Commander's Palace Lunch Walking Tour

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One of the most elegant neighborhoods in New Orleans, the Garden District is best explored with the benefit of a private guide to highlights its features and stories. Walk past celebrity homes and down boulevards lined with oak trees, stopping to admire celebrity homes and historical sites. Tour the legendary Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, as well, and conclude your tour with reservations at Commander’s Palace, a top New Orleans restaurant.
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  • 3 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

Take the historic hop on hop off streetcar - at your own additional cost - into the neighbourhoods of New Orleans and beyond the French Quarter. Come along to discover the flavor of the Warehouse District, the Irish Channel, the Lower Garden District, and Uptown. Check out national museums, historic graveyards, southern Gothic mansions and fabulous local haunts. Most of all check out the local, off the beaten path New Orleans. Places to stop along the way include The World War II Museum, Ogden Museum, Commander's Palace, Lafayette Cemetery No 1, Coquette, Basin, The Bulldog, The Balcony, Fleurty Girl, Magazine Street Antique Mall, Blue Cypress Books, Live Oak Cafe, Oak, The Magnolia Grill and Rum House. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Simply buy a ticket for the streetcar and hit play to enjoy the tour.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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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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Private Garden District, St Charles Ave, and Cemetery Tour

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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Small-Group New Orleans Scooter Tour

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Small-Group New Orleans Scooter Tour

Join us for the only motorized scooter tour in New Orleans. We'll meet at Avenue Scooters for a brief safety lesson and intro, sign some legal paperwork, and head off for a 3 hour tour of the Garden District and Uptown neighborhoods. We start off slowly in the Garden District to get a full view on the magnificent mansions in the area, including some celebrity homes. As we scoot through the Garden District, we'll take the smaller side streets to get you acquainted with the scooter and off the beaten path. We will see the outside of world famous Commander's Palace and venture by foot into Lafayette Cemetery if it's open. On our way to the Carrollton neighborhood, we drive briefly on St. Charles and see Tulane and Loyola University as well as the Creole Cottages and Shotgun homes of Uptown. About halfway through, we stop for a 15-20 min coffee break on Oak street at the site of the former Marine Bank. On our way back to Avenue Scooters we ride through Audubon Park.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
$17.90 savings
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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. See all 35 Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 tickets and tours on Viator.
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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. See all 35 Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 tickets and tours on Viator.
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