SOC News

As of February 1st, 2016, Save Our Cemeteries have moved their offices to a new uptown location in the Garden District. Our offices are no longer located at 501 Basin Street, Suite 3C, New Orleans. Please bear with us while we make this transition to the new location. We will try to return phone calls and emails on a timely basis. If you need to reschedule your tour booking, please contact our call center at (385) 220-2421. More info...
The 2016 Save Our Cemeteries lecture series will begin with our first lecture on February, 25, 2016 at 6:30pm, with a lecture by Cheryl Gerber at Lake Lawn Funeral Home. This event is free and open to the public. Her lecture will focus on death rituals and burial customs in New Orleans, which is the focus of her recently published book: New Orleans - Life and Death in the Big Easy. More info...
The 15th Annual A Run Through History, a 1-mile and 5K run/walk benefiting Save Our Cemeteries, will be on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 in Metairie Cemetery. Registration is underway, so register today to guarantee a t-shirt and spot in the pack. More Info
Beginning February 1, 2016, all regular St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Tours will begin at the front entrance of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – International St. Jude Shrine, 411 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112. Read More....
Have you joined us for our “Tombs by Twilight” tour? Our next tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk with be on January 23, 2016 - we hope you'll join us!

Make your reservation online easily by heading to the following page: www.saveourcemeteries.org/exclusive-tombs-by-twilight-tour/ or by calling our tour booking center: 385-220-2421
Save Our cemeteries is pleased to announce that in conjunction with our online booking system we have now implemented a telephone call center to better serve our cemetery tour clients. The new service provides extended hours for those who wish to to book, cancel or reschedule our cemetery tours by phone. The SOC call center is open 7:30 a.m - 8:00 p.m. CST, 7 days a week. We will return calls from our after-hours voicemail the next day.

Please remember if you need to book, cancel or reschedule your tour/activity for any reason, you can call the SOC Tour Bookings Call Center at 385-220-2421.
Save Our Cemeteries “Tombs by Twilight” tour is featured in an October 29, 2015 article by the Clarion Herald, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese Of New Orleans. Read more on our Blog.

CEMETERY TOURS

Take a cemetery tour in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 or St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, just outside the French Quarter, or in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans' historic Garden District.

Tour Schedule:

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

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.

Reservations are required, so please book your tickets online. You must book online at least two hours before the tour begins.

 

RESTRICTED ACCESS TO  ST. LOUIS CEMETERY NO. 1

As of March 1, 2015, all tourists are required to enter St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 with a licensed tour guide.

• Bike tours and other motorized bike/vehicle tours are prohibited.

• St. Louis Cemetery #1 will be closed Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

• All of our Catholic Cemetery gates are closed on Mardi Gras Day. Gates close early on the Saturday before Mardi Gras due to Endymion.

• The Archdiocese of New Orleans requires that you stay with your tour group at all times.

We ask all visitors to our Catholic Cemeteries to act reverent and refrain from any vandalism, littering, marking on graves, or inappropriate behavior. Please do not touch the fragile, centuries-old, plaster and bricks on tombs.

For more information, visit:
nolacatholiccemeteries.org/tourism

 


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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Beginning February 1, 2016, all regular St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Tours will begin at the front entrance of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – International St. Jude Shrine, 411 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112. Read More
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