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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Tours and Tickets

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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
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$29.00
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$29.00

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 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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$29.00
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City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. With your 1-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with several stops, including the French Market, Jackson Square, and the Garden District, plus available walking tours, depending on the option you buy. Enjoy unobstructed views and fun onboard commentary as you soak up ‘The Big Easy’.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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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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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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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
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$37.00
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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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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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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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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 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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New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off and Garden District Walking Tour Package

New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off and Garden District Walking Tour Package

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Explore the best of New Orleans on your own schedule with this 2-day pass for a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Catch the double-decker bus at any of 17 stops around the city, including the French Quarter, Magazine Street, Mardi Gras World, and many more. The combo package also includes a Garden District walking tour for deeper insight into this historic neighborhood.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 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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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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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour

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Experience the best of New Orleans’ opulent Garden District. On this walking tour, marvel at the enormous antebellum mansions, learn about some of the district’s famous residents including Anne Rice and Sandra Bullock, and visit homes used in the films 'Interview with a Vampire' and 'Dracula 2000.' See the elaborate above-ground tombs at Lafayette Cemetery, one of the city’s most significant ‘Cities of the Dead’.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Garden District Small Group Tour: Secrets & Scandals

Garden District Small Group Tour: Secrets & Scandals

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Open a new chapter in our city's history, and find out why the truth of the lovely and mysterious Garden District was only whispered about behind closed doors. This small group Garden District tour brings you the most entertaining and central stories in Garden District history. First, our small group tour gets to know each other. Then, on to the history of Lafayette No. 1 (currently closed by the city) and New Orleans's unique burial methods. Then we stroll through the Garden District, seeing the homes of historical figures and modern-day celebrities. The best stories in the Garden District's history: gamblers, adventurers, murderers, oppressors, con artists, and fools. We'll see the architecture, discussing popular styles, and many unusual homes as well! Stopping for refreshments, we'll continue the tour, ending at the largest home in the neighborhood -- also a site from the Coven season of American Horror Story.
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  • 2 hours
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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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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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Garden District Walking Tour of New Orleans

Garden District Walking Tour of New Orleans

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Take a walking tour through the historic Garden District with a local guide and small group. Experience the charms of the Old South as you explore this beautiful neighborhood of stately mansions. Learn about the area’s history—including its ties to Hollywood celebrities—and take in the atmosphere of its lush, tree-lined streets
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.94
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Small-Group Walking Garden District Tour in New Orleans

Small-Group Walking Garden District Tour in New Orleans

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Step away from the bustling, boozy French Quarter to join us on a stroll through one of New Orleans’ most beautiful and tranquil neighborhoods - the Garden District. On this tour, your local guide will introduce you to the picturesque and colorful Antebellum homes and architecture that reflect stories of New Orleans through the years, from the enslaved to the working class to the very wealthy of early Louisiana history. In addition to houses that are celebrity-owned or appear in well-known films, we’ll also get a chance to peek into a historic cemetery with a unique burial practice and many notable tombs. Join us as we stroll under Spanish moss, past hanging beads, and through the Irish Channel as we discover the Garden District.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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American Adventure: Uptown Bike Tour in New Orleans
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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
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Beyond the French Quarter: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Beyond the French Quarter: A Self-Guided 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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Mysteries on the Move: Scavenger Hunt in New Orleans

Mysteries on the Move: Scavenger Hunt in New Orleans

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Explore a city in a whole new way! This self guided historical walking tour is also a game, during which you get to play detective! Put on your sleuthing hat and get ready to solve "A Silent Murder." By solving the at each historical marker along the route, you will be guided through the clues to lead you to the murderer or Rex King, a silent film director.
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  • 3 hours
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