Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is in the Garden District at jct. Washington Ave. and Prytania St. Save Our Cemeteries tours depart from the main gate at 1400 Washington Ave. The architecture here is somewhat simpler than that of the Creole cemeteries. The pillars of early American society repose in tombs that are as graciously proportioned as the mansions they built. Save Our Cemeteries' 1.5-hour tours provide cemetery history as well as insights about New Orleans settlers and city culture. Tour fees are used to preserve, protect and restore New Orleans' historic cemeteries.