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"The Underworld Above Ground: The graves of the infamous, nefarious, and notorious of New Orleans." Writer and photographer Sally Asher will discuss some of New Orleans' infamous characters and reveal their forgotten stories and where they are buried.
Have you joined us for our “Tombs by Twilight” tour? Our next tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk will be conducted on Saturday, January 28th at 4:30PM – we hope you’ll join us!
We had an amazing group of dedicated volunteers this morning at Lafayette Cemetery No. 2 - thank you to the wonderful folks with City Year New Orleans for coming out and lending a hand!
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

CEMETERY WALKING TOURS

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.

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 12:30pm.

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: Although SOC conducts tours 7 days per week, our office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and all major holidays. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm CT, Monday through Friday.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Twilight 1

Photo credited to Sally Asher.

Have you joined us for our “Tombs by Twilight” tour? Our next tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk will be conducted on Saturday, January 28th at 4:30PM – we hope you’ll join us!

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"The Underworld Above Ground: The graves of the infamous, nefarious, and notorious of New Orleans."

Writer and photographer Sally Asher will discuss some of New Orleans' infamous characters and reveal their forgotten stories and where they are buried. Asher's lecture will be punctuated by dramatic readings of historical sources by Kerry Cahill and Andrew Ward.

Join us on Thursday, February 9th, 2017at 6:30pm. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard.

This event is free, and open to the public.


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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