Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Discovered by Jacqueline




Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Lafayette Cemetery is a city-owned Municipal Cemetery. Our oldest, and most filmed cemetery, it has been featured in television and films such as The Originals, NCIS New Orleans, Interview with a Vampire, Jonah Hex, and Double Jeopardy. Unfortunately at the time of writing this, it’s currently closed for maintenance and the city doesn’t know how long the work will take. Upon reopening, we anticipate visitors will have to be part of an approved tour group to enter. Still, you can see inside Lafayette Cemetery from four points around the wall, one on each side, through wrought iron gates about two car lengths wide, so it’s a fairly good view. Located in the Garden District, make a reservation for lunch before or after visiting at 25541 across the street. It’s an institution as it’s been around since 1880, 5-star dining, and a true New Orleans treat that fills up with locals every day.
Lonely Planet
Shaded by groves of lush greenery, this cemetery exudes a strong sense of Southern subtropical gothic. View full review from Lonely Planet
Right across the street from Commander’s Palace restaurant, this is the lush uptown cemetery. View full review from Frommer's
Address: 1427 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Phone: +1 504-658-3781