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Beginning October 1st, 2017, there will need to be a minimum of 3 guests for the tour to not be cancelled. Any tours with less than 3 reservations will be cancelled 2 hours before the scheduled tour time, and full refunds will be issued.
After October 1st, Save Our Cemeteries will no longer be offering St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 as a regular tour. It will be offered as a special tour, twice a month, TBA.
Save Our Cemeteries is partnering with New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries to bring you an evening of refinement to benefit Cemetery preservation in New Orleans. The event will be held at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 on October 26th, from 6:30 to 10pm. Live music will be provided by the Truffle Honies and the Courtyard Kings. Visit our events page to reserve your table now!
We're excited to share that beginning June 1, 2017, we will be offering tours in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 at 1:00 pm daily, in addition to our 10:30 am tours.
We are pleased to announce that the restoration of the Karstendiek Tomb is well underway - head to our blog to see more detailed restoration progress photos and information.


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 Cemetery No. 2 - a few blocks from the historic French Quarter.
This tour is only offered on the fourth Sunday of the month, and the second and fourth Monday of each month, at 10:00 am. *After October 1st, this tour will no longer be offered as a regular tour. It will be offered as a special tour, twice a month, TBA.*

St. Louis Cemeteries nos. 1 & 2 Combo Tour - this combination tour is offered every Friday, Saturday, and Monday, as well as on the second and fourth Wednesday of the Month, at 9:30 am.

The Karstendiek tomb restoration project is near completion!

Save Our Cemeteries contracted Irish Channel Iron Works to begin the work on the tomb approximately one year ago. We are so excited to see how far it's come and how beautiful the tomb now looks!
Although it is one of many unique tombs that occupy Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in Uptown New Orleans, the Karstendeik tomb is a particular treasure because it is the only cast iron tomb in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, and one of only 16 in all of Orleans Parish. The tomb is also popularly known as the “Vampire Lestat Tomb” because of its striking resemblance to the tomb prop featured in the film adaption of famed author Anne Rice's novel Interview with the Vampire. Click on the "Restoration" tab at the top of this page to see pics!

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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