I arrived at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 and the gates were closed and locked, even though the cemetery says it is open. What’s going on?

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is owned and operated by the city of New Orleans. They list the cemetery hours as Monday – Sunday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Hours may fluctuate based on the availability of city personnel to open and close the cemetery gates. If gates are locked, please call the City Cemeteries Department at 504-658-3781.

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