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Step into a visually and historically alluring "city of the dead" on this guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery. Here, in the one of the oldest of the city-operated graveyards, wander through a maze of above-ground tombs and raised headstones, learning about the cemetery's significance and the people who are buried here.

Meet your guide in the heart of the Garden District and a take a short walk down the block to the entrance of the 19th-century cemetery. Feel the rich history of the city wash over you as you step through the wrought-iron gate, coming close to weathered mausoleums that have sat on these grounds since the 1800s.

As you wind your way through centuries-old structures grown over by moss, learn of the graveyard's history as a non-denominational and non-segregated burial place. Hear the secrets and stories of the important people who are laid here, from early immigrants to Civil War soldiers to ancestors of prominent New Orleans families. Gain some insight into the cemetery's ties to the fictional world as well. Cap off your tour with fascinating facts of the graveyard's role in supernatural tales such as Interview with the Vampire.

Step into a visually and historically alluring "city of the dead" on this guided tour of Lafayette Cemetery. Here, in the one of the oldest of the city-operated graveyards, wander through a maze of above-ground tombs and raised headstones, learning about the cemetery's significance and the people who are buried here.

Meet your guide in the heart of the Garden District and a take a short walk down the block to the entrance of the 19th-century cemetery. Feel the rich history of the city wash over you as you step through the wrought-iron gate, coming close to weathered mausoleums that have sat on these grounds since the 1800s.

As you wind your way through centuries-old structures grown over by moss, learn of the graveyard's history as a non-denominational and non-segregated burial place. Hear the secrets and stories of the important people who are laid here, from early immigrants to Civil War soldiers to ancestors of prominent New Orleans families. Gain some insight into the cemetery's ties to the fictional world as well. Cap off your tour with fascinating facts of the graveyard's role in supernatural tales such as Interview with the Vampire.

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11 AM Tour

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12:45 PM Tour

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Guided Lafayette Cemetery History Tour

Activity/Location

Lafayette Cemetery

New Orleans 70130

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Garden District Book Shop

    Rink Shopping Center 2727 Prytania Street

    New Orleans 70130


Highlights

  • Riveting tour of the oldest city-run New Orleans cemetery

  • Above-ground mausoleums that are both beautiful & eerie

  • History of the graveyard as a non-segregated burial place

  • Secrets & stories of the important people laid to rest here

  • Intriguing ties to tales such as Interview with the Vampire


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Lafayette Cemetery

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 18 or older.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.

Location

Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, United States