Visitors can tour Lafayette Cemetery, one of the oldest in New Orleans. ((courtesy, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau))


Lafayette Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans. It is enclosed by Washington Avenue, Prytania Street, Sixth Street, and Coliseum Street in the Garden District. Although the first burial records date back to 1843, the ground was used for burials as early as 1824. Wall vaults line the cemetery's perimeter, giving it a formidable appearance. Noteworthy tombs include those of the Smith and Dumestre family; Gen. Harry T. Hays of the Confederate Army; and the Brunies family, notable New Orleans jazz musicians. Several reputable companies offer tours of Lafayette Cemetery and other neighboring cemeteries.

 
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Address:
1427 Sixth St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115


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Telephone Number: (504) 452-1088
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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