Lafayette Cemetery is in the Garden District with an entrance on Washington Avenue. It was established in 1833. Unlike St Louis Cemetery, segregation was very apparent here and hence you’re far less likely to see any French or Spanish names on these vaults because the Uptown area was more ‘American’.
Although St Louis Cemetery is said to have been a big influence for Anne Rice’s writing, scenes in Interview With the Vampire were actually filmed here in Lafayette No. 1. Since then, the number of visitors to the cemetery has risen substantially! But as with St Louis, and the other New Orleans cemeteries, please do not visit on your own.
Lafayette No. 1 was reaching its capacity by 1847, so a new cemetery was ordered, Lafayette No. 2. This also is on Washington Avenue, but a number of blocks further inland on Washington and South Saratoga Street.