8536682439_4bbdd082e1_oEstablished in 1833, Lafayette Cemetery No.1 in the Garden District of New Orleans is a unique monument to a city which has known a tremendous amount of cultural diversity. Conveniently located just 28 blocks uptown from Canal Street and the French Quarter, and only one block from the historic St. Charles Streetcar line, it is the perfect place to visit during the day. One can spend hours here, exploring and delving into the rich history of the city. Within it’s walls lies the possibility to trace aspects of the city’s growth from Creole settlement (1718), to American (1803), to a thriving city of immigrants and beyond. Major figures from the Civil War are interred here, and, in fact, individuals and families located here have living descendants who are active members of our community today.