SOC News

Due to inclement weather, and to ensure the safety of our employees, the SOC office will be closed on Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. The staff will return Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at 9 a.m. CST. If you need to cancel or schedule a tour, please email us at and we will assist you as soon as possible.
Our exclusive Tombs by Twilight Tour on January 27th has been canceled at this time.
Note: This tour will no longer meet at Richard Fiske's Martini Bar in the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel. A new meeting location will be announced on the SOC website once the venue is secured. We apologize for the inconvenience.
SOC's Annual 1 Mile, 5K through Metairie Cemetery is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2018. Check back soon for more info!
Save Our Cemeteries is happy to introduce our new President, Shanna Hudson-Stowe! Shanna has more than 30 years of work experience in administration and non-profit fundraising and management. We look forward to working with you, Shanna.

For more info on the SOC Board, click the ABOUT tab.
We are pleased to announce that the restoration of the Karstendiek Tomb is complete - click on the "Restoration" tab for more information and before and after pics.


Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - in New Orleans' historic Garden District.
Daily at 10:30 am & 1:00 pm.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 - just outside the historic French Quarter.
Monday through Saturday at 10:00am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm. Sunday at 10 am.

St. Louis 1 & 2 Combo Tour

Offered every Friday, Saturday, and Monday, as well as the second and fourth Wednesday of the Month, at 9:30 am. Reservations are strongly recommended.

For more information about group tours, school tours, and/or private tours, please call the office at (504) 525-3377 or email

In Memory of SOC Founder Mary Louise Christovich

Save Our Cemeteries is sad to report the recent passing of SOC Founder Mary Louise Mossy Christovich.

Mrs. Christovich was an educator, author, philanthropist, an advocate for preservation, and an ambassador for New Orleans and all of Louisiana. She is the reason SOC exists and she will be dearly missed by us all.

Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in New Orleans, LA. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.

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