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Have you joined us for our “Tombs by Twilight” tour? Our next tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk with be on Saturday, May 28th at 6:30 PM. Tour is only available to persons 21 years of age and older. Ticket price is $45.00 per person, and advance reservations are required. We hope you’ll join us! (More Info...)
We want to extend our thanks to all of our hardworking volunteers who joined us for the clean-up on May 3rd, 2016 at Valence Cemetery, and to our friends at WDSU-TV News (New Orleans) for highlighting the work that we do. (More...)
Save Our Cemeteries would like to thank all those who participated in our 15th Annual A Run Through History, 1-mile and 5K run/walk on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 in Metairie Cemetery. We would also like to thank everyone at New Orleans Running Systems, Inc. and Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home for helping to put it all together. Y'all made it a resounding success!
Save Our Cemeteries tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 makes The Huffington Post's "5 Best Guided Cemetery Tours in America." Our St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 tour came in at #3! Link to full article is available on our Blog
As of February 1st, 2016, Save Our Cemeteries have moved their office to a new uptown location in the Garden District. Our new office is now located at 1539 Jackson Avenue, Suite 415, New Orleans, LA 70130. 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....

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 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 the 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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