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Holidays in Lafayette Cemetery
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Lafayette Cemetery showing a cemetery

Step back in time at this atmospheric testament to New Orleans’ long and diverse history.

Located in the city’s Garden District – which is itself a National Historic Landmark – Lafayette Cemetery is named after the original settlement on the banks of the Mississippi that was gradually swallowed up by its more dynamic neighbour, New Orleans. Step back in time as you enter the gates and start to explore the rows of tombs and crypts that line its peaceful avenues.

The cemetery, like the cosmopolitan city it serves, is a melting pot of denominations and nationalities, with immigrants from over 25 countries sharing their final resting-place with their fellow citizens. From simple “ovens” or wall vaults to ornate family tombs and flamboyant monuments, the graves are as varied as their occupants, with epitaphs that tell of plague and war and chronicle the city’s Creole past and multicultural present. Look out for the shared crypt of New Orleans’ destitute orphan boys and the memorial to the deceased woodmen of the world.

Lafayette has been the inspiration for the gothic novels of Anne Rice, as well as the setting of films such as Interview with the Vampire and Double Jeopardy. Notorious for ghostly sightings, sudden chills and strange scraping noises, it’s said to be one of the most haunted burial grounds in the USA, a reputation that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Over the years subsidence has caused some of the monuments to sink precariously into the ground, while ancient tree roots coil eerily around lichen-covered headstones, adding to the spooky feel.

Lafayette Cemetery and its sister site to the north are maintained by the Save Our Cemeteries Group, which runs one-hour tours every day except Sunday, when the cemetery is closed. The St. Charles tram stops nearby. Don’t forget your camera and be prepared for some surprises! Then head across the road to revive your spirits with a meal at Commander’s Palace, one of New Orleans’ favourite Colonial-style restaurants.

3060 Cheap Hotels Near Lafayette Cemetery

New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans Marriott
4 out of 5
555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$183 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Located in French Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Canal Street and Jackson Square. Cafe Du Monde and French Market are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,735 reviews)
"Pros: The hotel is beautiful and the rooms were were quite nice with a lovely view of the river. The hotel bar was large and the bartenders were top notch! All of the hotel workers were super friendly and helpful. Cons: The hotel restaurant was inexplicably closed, so only the Pantry and Starbucks ..."

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

New Orleans Marriott
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$232 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. French Market and National World War II Museum ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,234 reviews)
"The hotel was clean and safe! Front desk service was slow but they were pleasant! I will stay here again when I visit NOLA"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$232 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is steps away from The Shops at Canal Place and Canal Street. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Harrah's New ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,441 reviews)
"The view from my room was over the top of the parking garage. It would be nice if they would cover the top deck and put a nice garden cover on it."

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

The Westin New Orleans
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Top Lafayette Cemetery Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Hotel Indigo NEW ORLEANS GARDEN DISTRICT, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo NEW ORLEANS GARDEN DISTRICT, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2203 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$132 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
Hotel Indigo NEW ORLEANS GARDEN DISTRICT, an IHG Hotel
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans Marriott
4 out of 5
555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$183 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
New Orleans Marriott
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$232 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$232 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
The Westin New Orleans
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, an IHG Hotel
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$170 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, an IHG Hotel
Le Méridien New Orleans
Le Méridien New Orleans
4 out of 5
333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$195 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Le Méridien New Orleans
Loews New Orleans Hotel
Loews New Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$222 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Loews New Orleans Hotel
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
4 out of 5
124 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$202 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center
Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
345 St Joseph St., New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$185 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.