Lafayette Cemeteries No. 1 and No. 2 are located in the Garden District part of New Orleans. Number 1 was the first municipal cemetery, and it was laid out in 1832. There are over 7,000 burials in 1,100 different tombs in a one-city block. Lafayette No. 1 is currently closed to the public as the city continues to stabilize the tombs and roadways. (These photos were taken in 2017.)
Lafayette Cemetery No. 2 was opened in 1850. Like Lafayette No. 1, it is home to many family tombs and society tombs.